Some of the most common symptoms of a toothache include a constant, throbbing and sharp pain, a headache, swelling around the tooth, and fever.
In the majority of cases, tooth pain occurs as a consequence of cavities, but they can also be caused by:
- A damaged filling
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease/infected gums
- Abscessed tooth
- Repetitive motions like grinding teeth or chewing hard foods
- Tooth fracture
- An abnormal bite
- Tooth eruption
Nowadays, there are a number of options to calm a toothache, but prior to modern dentistry natural remedies were the only option.
These natural remedies are very effective and can be of an immense help when you have a toothache and don’t want to go to your dentist.
Read About 12 Most Powerful Natural Remedies
- Essential Oils
According to a study from 2014, essential oil rinses are effective when it comes to preventing plaque. The study proved that there is no notable difference in the efficacy of both essential oils and stannous fluoride/amine fluoride when it comes to preventing plaque.
When used for a longer time, chlorhexidine leads to teeth staining, and essential oils can be used as an alternative. These oils also fight subgingival periopathogens.
For best effects use spearmint, clove, cinnamon, tea tree oil, myrrh and peppermint oil.
- Peppermint Tea
According to a study from 2013, peppermint oil has powerful antiseptic abilities which make it beneficial for fighting oral pathogens. What you need to do is add a teaspoon of peppermint leaves in a cup of water, leave it for 15 to 20 minutes and then drink it so as to treat toothaches and bad breath.
- Clove Oil
Clove oil has powerful antiseptic and anesthetic properties that soothe gum pain and eliminate germs. Also, it is high in eugenol and studies have proven that it is as effective as benzocaine when it comes to numbing pain.
Mix a couple of drops of clove oil and a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply the mixture on the affected area with a cotton ball. Once the place become numb, remove it and rinse your mouth. Moreover, chew a couple of cloves on the painful side of your mouth.
- Vanilla Extract
The vanilla scent calms the anxiety related with a toothache, and its content of alcohol calms the pain. So, with your finger rub some vanilla extract on the tooth two times a day and soothe the pain.
- Turmeric Paste
Make a mixture of one teaspoon of turmeric paste, one tablespoon of coconut oil and a few drops of peppermint oil. Make a paste and brush your teeth with it, leaving it a few minutes. Wash your teeth.
It has potent antibacterial and antiviral properties and it is going to fight tooth stains, irritations, gum redness and bad breath.
- Ginger Cayenne Paste
Make a mixture of ginger and cayenne in small amounts, and with some water prepare a paste. Next, apply it on the affected area with a cotton ball and leave it there so that it can soothe the swelling and the pain, control bleeding and fight off infections.
- Salt Water Gargle
In a cup of boiling water add a teaspoon of salt, and once it is cool enough, make a gargle for 30 seconds, this is going to soothe the infection and pain, ease the swelling and remove debris.
Myrrh has astringent properties and it soothes inflammation and also it reduces bacteria. In order to make a homemade myrrh rinse, add one teaspoon of myrrh in 2 glasses of water, and when it is cool enough use it a few times throughout the day.
- Raw Garlic
Garlic is potent against viruses, bacteria and fungi. Take the cloves and crush it, then leave them for a few minutes so as its compounds are activated, add some salt and apply on the affected tooth. Also, you can chew clove a couple of times a day with the painful tooth.
In order to calm the pain and the swelling, apply a cold compress or ice on your cheek.
- Chewing Gum
The area surrounding the painful tooth is often painful and irritated. In order to soothe the pain, chew a gum on the other side of your mouth, then put it on the affected tooth.
Put your hand on the painful area and press it where the thumb and the base of the index finger meet. Hold this for a few minutes. This is going to stimulate endorphins release and this is going to relieve pain.