One of the most common complaints that dentists all over the world hear in their offices is tooth pain, and the most usual causes for pain are: Tooth pain is one of the most common complaints that dentists hear in their offices.
- Tooth decay
- Abscessed tooth
- Tooth fracture
- A damaged filling
- Repetitive motions, such as chewing hard foods or grinding teeth
- Infected gums/ Gum disease
- An abnormal bite
- Tooth eruption (in young children)
That is why below we have a list of 12 natural homemade remedies that will help stop your toothache in just a few minutes, and the best thing about them is that you can use them anywhere, even on the road.
1. Clove Oil
Mix a teaspoon of coconut oil with 2-3 drops of clove oil, before applying the mixture directly on the affected area using a cotton ball. Let the cotton ball sit for a few minutes before removing it and rinsing the area once it is numbed.
2. Ginger Cayenne Paste
Mix equal parts of cayenne and ginger with a bit of water to prepare a paste, before applying it on your tooth using a cotton ball. Let it sit for as long as possible without swallowing it.
3. Salt Water Gargle
Salt water gargle is a simple solution for any tooth pain. Just dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of boiling water and gargle the solution for half a minute before spitting it out. Not only will this relieve the pain, but it will also fight infection and relieve throat pain.
4. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint oil is another great way to immediately relieve tooth pain. Drink peppermint tea with 1 teaspoon of peppermint leaves steeped for 20 minutes. This will also eliminate a headache and relieve bad breath.
Myrhh contains properties which treat inflammation, and rinse off the bacteria from the mouth. Simmer a teaspoon of powdered myrrh in two cups of water, before using it 5-6 times on a daily basis, after eating.
6. Raw Garlic
Crush a clove of garlic and let it sit for 15 minutes so it can activate the beneficial compounds. Once done, apply some salt on it, mash it, and apply the paste on the affected tooth. Repeat two-three times per day.
7. Vanilla Extract
All you have to do is apply a tiny amount of vanilla extract on your finger, and rub the tooth and the gum area. Use it twice a day.
8. Turmeric Paste
Ingredients you will need:
- 1 tbsp. of Coconut Oil
- Few drops of peppermint oil
- 1/2 a tsp. of Turmeric powder
Mix the ingredients well, before dipping your previously wet toothbrush into the mixture. Brush your teeth as usual and let the paste sit for about 3-5 minutes before spitting it out and rinsing your mouth well.
- Mix the ingredients to a perfect blend.
- Wet your toothbrush with some water and dip it into the mixture.
- Brush your teeth normally just as you would with regular toothpaste.
- Let it sit for about 3-5 minutes.
- Spit out and rinse your mouth well.
- Use daily.
9. Chewing Gum
A easy method to temporarily relieve pain before heading to the dentist when you break tooth or lose a filling can is to chew a bit of mild-flavored gum on the opposite side of your mouth, and apply the chewed gum on the affected tooth.
Apply some pressure to the hand of the affected side of your body using your opposite thumb, on the area where the base of the thumb and the index finger meet. Hold the area for 2 minutes to release pain-relieving endorphins.
It is always a good idea to apply a cold compress or ice on your cheek of the affected side, as it will help temporarily relieve pain and swelling before visiting the dentist.
12. Essential Oils
Down below is a list of the best essential oils to use to prevent and relieve the pain caused by a tooth ache:
- Tea Tree Oil