Suffering from a toothache can turn an otherwise good day into a pretty miserable day. Even a minor amount of pain can make you crabby and irritable and distract you from getting anything accomplished.
The next time you find yourself with a toothache and need a quick fix, think about trying one or more of the following home remedies. They will help relieve the pain temporarily so visit your dentist to get permanent relief from toothache.
Salt water reduces inflammation in the gums, which can provide short-term relief from toothaches, help heal canker sores, and stop bacteria from spreading in the mouth. Stir one generous teaspoon of table salt into one cup of warm water. Swish the solution in your mouth for 30 seconds before spitting it out. Repeat as needed throughout the day.
Clove oil offers anti-bacterial properties and serves as a mild local anesthetic. Combine two to three drops clove oil with one quarter teaspoon olive oil. Dip a cotton ball in the oil solution. Situate the cotton ball near the sore tooth, and bite down to hold it in position for 30 seconds before removing it from your mouth.
Wheatgrass offers both short- and long-term benefits for dental issues. Its anti-bacterial properties relieve pain while it retards or prevents tooth decay. Wheatgrass can also be used as a mouthwash. Simply chew on a piece of wheatgrass to remove toxins from the gums and minimize bacteria growth, which will help the infected region to heal.
Fresh Guava Leaves
Guava leaves provide quick, short-term relief for toothaches. Select a tender guava leaf and chew on it. The leaf’s juice will work into the sore tooth region and relieve the pain. You can also boil guava leaves in water and add salt to the boiled solution to use it as a mouthwash.