There is nothing more painful or discomforting as a toothache. It is also something that most people do not tend to get looked at in time. Usually the dentist is the last person they choose to visit. If you are one amongst such, here are some home remedies that can provide you relief during toothache.
Clove buds or clove oil is an excellent remedy for toothache because of its analgesic properties. You can bite on a clove bud or make a paste of clove oil and water or olive oil and apply to the painful area.
In a glass of lukewarm water add a generous amount of salt and use this to rinse your mouth. Spit out the contents. Repeat this a few times to get effective relief.
Take a cotton swab and swirl it around in vanilla extract. Hold it between your teeth.
Dilute some hydrogen peroxide in water and use it as a mouth rinse to ease the pain.
If you like the taste of alcohol, choose your favorite and swoosh it around in your mouth. IT will relieve the pain.
Lemon extract can be quite useful in the same way as vanilla extract. Just dip a cotton swab in it and hold.
In case you have almond extract at home, you can try the same treatment by dipping a cotton swab in it and holding in place.
Usually peppermint extract is commonly found in most homes. If you have some on hand then dip a cotton swab in it undiluted and apply.
Chewing on a piece of fresh ginger root can also prove to be helpful.
Oil of oregano
Soak a cotton swab in olive oil and oil of oregano till it is completely soaked. If you do not like the taste of olive oil you could always dilute the oil in a little water. Clench it between your teeth where it hurts.
Apple cider vinegar
In case you don’t have apple cider, you can always use the regular vinegar available at home. Just soak a cotton swab in it and hold it in place.
Smash a clove of garlic or add some salt and mash. Hold it inside your cheek on the side where it hurts.
Peel off a slice of potato and hold it between your teeth. You could also mash it a little with salt and then hold where it hurts.
Fresh or dried peppermint leaves can also prove to be quite effective in treating toothache.
Tea Tree Oil
Make a mouth rinse by adding a few drops to a glass of warm water and swishing it around in your mouth. You could also put some on a cotton swab and hold it where it hurts.
Take a slice of freshly cut cucumber or mash it with a bit of salt and place it where the tooth hurts. Unless you are sensitive to cold, cucumber straight out of the fridge can feel soothing.
There are some people who claim that a paste of cayenne pepper and water can also prove to be very effective in treating toothache.
Baking soda is very good for treating the tooth. You can take a swab of cotton and moisten it. Generously coat it with baking soda and apply where it hurts.
The juice from a freshly cut onion can prove to be quite effective in dealing with toothaches. Cut a slice of onion and hold it in your mouth where the tooth hurts and let the juice do its magic.
Bite hard onto a wedge of lime and get the juices flowing. It will help relieve the pain in your tooth. If you are sensitive to cold, you may consider bringing it to room temperature if it was kept in the fridge.These are very simple remedies that can relieve toothache very quickly.