Cavities, loose fillings, a cracked tooth, an abscess (a pocket of infection at the gum line), or a sinus condition can all bring on the dreaded toothache pain. Until you can see the dentist, these home remedies can provide toothache relief. Here are 11 Home Remedies for a Toothache
1. CLOVER AND COCONUT OIL
You need ½ tablespoon coconut oil and ½ tablespoon clove powder ( laung) and make a paste. Apply this paste on gums and tooth too. You will feel quick heal in pain. For best results do it thrice a day.
2. PEPPER AND SALT
Take equal amount of common salt and pepper. Make it paste by adding few drops of water. Apply on the paining tooth. Leave for few minutes. For good results apply this paste for few days. Both pepper and salt are analgesic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.
Onions are good for toothache pain because it has the capacity to kill germs. For quick relief, you can chew raw onion for some time. If you can’t chew it raw then keep an onion piece on bad gum or tooth.
4. ICE CUBES
Take one plastic bag and put one small ice cube. Now wrap the plastic with a thin cloth and apply on paining tooth for 10 minutes . This will numb the nerves. If you can’t put it on your tooth then you can use it on your cheek just over the tooth.
5. TEA BAG
Take a wet tea bag and put it on affected tooth. It will give somewhat relief because it has astringent tannins helpful in pain relief by reducing swelling on gum.
Place piece of fresh skin off the potato and hold it Or mix a pinch of salt, raw potato, mash and apply on affected tooth.
7. APPLY PRESSURE
Try an acupressure technique to stop tooth pain fast. With your thumb, press the point on the back of your other hand where the base of your thumb and your index finger meet. Apply pressure for about two minutes. This helps trigger the release of endorphins, the brain’s feel-good hormones.
8. GINGER – CAYENNE PASTE
Mix equal parts of these two heat-packing spices with enough water to make a paste. Roll a small ball of cotton into enough paste to saturate it, then place it on your tooth while avoiding your gums and tongue. Leave it until the pain fades—or as long as you can stand it (the concoction is likely to burn). You can also try these spices separately, as both are potent painkillers. The main chemical component of cayenne—capsaicin—has been found to help block pain messages from reaching the brain.
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