Toothache or tooth pain can often be caused when the nerve to a tooth is irritated, but there are numerous other causes for tooth pain. Dental infection, gum disease, plaque, dental decay, injury, cracked teeth, poorly placed fillings or crowns, failing or leaking fillings or crowns, or loss of a tooth (including tooth extractions),temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea are all common causes of dental pain.
It happens when the central region of the tooth, called pulp, becomes irritated or inflamed. The pulp consists of several nerve endings that are highly sensitive.
When you have a toothache, you should contact a dentist for an advice, before the problem worsens. Meanwhile, we are presenting you some homemade remedies that can relieve your pain temporarily.
Here are the 5 most effective:
- Pepper and Salt
Mixing salt with pepper can be of great use when a tooth becomes extremely sensitive as both the ingredients have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
- Take equal amounts of pepper and common salt and mix them with a few drops of water to form a paste.
- Then just apply the paste directly on the affected tooth and allow it to sit for a few minutes.
- Remember, this is temporarily so do this daily for several days if it’s needed.
The cloves have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and anesthetic properties that will help you to alleviate tooth pain and will fight infection.
- Take two whole cloves and grind them. Add a little bit of olive oil or any vegetable oil and apply it on the affected tooth.
- You can also dab a cotton ball in clove oil and rub it directly on the sore tooth. Or, you can mix a few drops of clove oil in half a glass of water and use it as a mouth rinse. 3. Asafetida
This is one more thing that can help you with dental problems such as toothaches and bleeding gums. They can be treated at home with the use of asafetida.
- All you need to do is to add a pinch or one-half teaspoon of powdered asafetida to two teaspoons of lemon juice and then warm it slightly. Use a cotton pad to apply the solution on the affected area. This will give you quick relief from the pain.
- Alternatively, asafetida fried in clarified butter can be put in the tooth cavity for instant relief. 4. Warm Salt Water
Did you know that a simple glass of warm salt water can help treat a toothache? All you need to do is to mix half a spoon of common salt in a glass of hot water and use it to rinse your mouth thoroughly.
It will help reduce swelling and inflammation, and also fight the bacteria that cause infection.
5. Guava Leaves
Knowing that fresh guava leaves have anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antimicrobial properties can also help you toalleviate toothache.
You need to simply chew one or two tender guava leaves until the juice starts working on the affected tooth. You can also use raw spinach leaves in the same way.
- You can also try another remedy made from these leaves. Just put four to five guava leaves in water and boil it. Allow the solution to cool to a warm temperature and add some salt. Use the solution as a mouthwash.