The most common symptoms of toothache are acute, throbbing or persistent pain, swelling around the tooth, fever and headache.
In most cases, toothache is the result of cavities, but it can also be the result of other causes, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Damaged stuffing
- Abscess of tooth
- Infected gums / gum disease
- Fracture of the tooth
- Repeated movements, such as chewing solid foods or grinding teeth
- Eruption of the tooth (in young children)
- Abnormal occlusion
Today, we have many options to calm down the toothache, but up to modern dentistry people used only natural means.
However, these natural alternatives are very effective and can be of great help if you suffer from toothache and rather avoid visiting your dentist.
These are the twelve most effective of them:
- Essential oils
One study in 2014 showed that:
It was found that rinsings of essential oil are equally effective for suppressing plaque. A study by Pizzo et al. On the inhibiting effect of the plaque, amine fluoride / tin fluoride and essential oils did not show a significant difference in the efficacy of both.
Since chlorhexidine causes dental staining with prolonged use, essential oils can be used as an alternative to washing with chlorhexidine. Essential oils have shown that they have antimicrobial activity against subgingival perioperatogen.
For best effect, use cloves, tea tree oil, mint, myrrh, cinnamon and mint.
- Mint tea
A study of 2013 showed that peppermint oil has powerful antiseptic properties that are useful against oral pathogens. You should drink peppermint tea with a teaspoon of mint leaves, shipped for 15-20 minutes, to treat bad breath and toothache.
- Clove oil
Clove oil with a high content of eugenol has powerful antiseptic and analgesic properties, which destroy microbes and relieve the pain of the gums. Studies have shown that it is as effective as benzocaine with staggering pain.
You should combine a few drops of this oil with a teaspoon of coconut oil and, using a cotton ball, apply the mixture on the painful area. When the place is numb, remove it and wash your mouth. You can also chew a few carnations, using the painful side of the mouth.
- Vanilla Extract
The smell of vanilla soothes anxiety associated with toothache, and its alcohol content darkens the pain. Thus, wipe the vanilla extracts on the finger and rub it into the sick tooth twice a day to relieve the pain.
- Curcuma paste
Mix a teaspoon of turmeric powder, a few drops of peppermint oil and a tablespoon of coconut oil and cook the pasta. Then, clean the teeth and leave for a few minutes. And wash it off.
It has strong antiviral and antibacterial properties and will help you fight bad breath, irritation, reddening of the gums and tooth spots.
- Ginger Cayenne Pasta
Mix cayenne and ginger in equal amounts, add a little water and cook the pasta. Then apply it to a painful place using a cotton ball, and leave it to act to calm the pain and swelling, fight off the infection and control the bleeding.
- Rinse with salt water
Add a teaspoon of salt to a cup of boiling water, and once it has cooled, rinse it for half a minute. This will ease the pain and infection, remove debris and facilitate swelling.
According to RDH, astringent properties of myrrh help with inflammation, and rinsing can bring additional benefits when restoring bacteria. To prepare a homemade peaceful rinse, boil a teaspoon of myrrh in 2 glasses of water, leave it to cool and use several times throughout the day.
- Raw garlic
Garlic effectively fights against fungi, bacteria and viruses. You must crush the cloves, leave it for a couple of minutes to activate its joints, add salt and apply it to a painful tooth. You can also chew cloves several times a day, using the affected tooth.
To soothe swelling and pain, before going to the dentist, apply ice or a cold compress on the cheek.
- Chewing gum
The area around the broken tooth or around the tooth, which lacks filling, is irritated and painful. To alleviate this pain, chew the rubber on the opposite side of the mouth and apply it to a painful tooth.
Click on the hand on the affected side, on the place where the base of the index and thumb is located, and hold them for several minutes. This will stimulate the release of endorphins, which will ease the pain.