5 Toothache Remedies That Ease Pain Quickly
Teeth are small mineral deposits that are one of the most vital parts on the human body. Who would think that something as small as a tooth can be so important to so many functions of our lives? On the one hand, our teeth can bring us immense joy, and they can even improve our station in life when they are white, shiny, healthy, and in great shape. On the other hand, bad or infected teeth can cause us a tremendous amount of misery. They can repel people, and they can cause a throbbing on such levels that we will wish death upon ourselves as an alternative to the pain of a sore tooth. Luckily, until a person can get to the dentist to get the bothersome tooth fixed or pulled, there are some home remedies that a person can try to dull the misery of a throbbing tooth.
For example, to stop a painful tooth, it’s probably a good idea to clear up any infection that is causing the tooth to throb. A person can take care of any surface infection in one of two ways.
1. Saline Solution
Rinse your mouth out with saline water. This is simply a solution of salt and water. One could use simple table salt, but it would be better for blood pressure to rinse with a sea salt solution. You can simply pour a bit in the bottom of a cup, and then fill the cup up with lukewarm water. Rinse mouth out for about 30 seconds at a time, and the salt can help to heal any irritated tissue. It will also rinse away acid, or other surface bacteria that is making you feel the burn of the bacterial infection.
2. Use a Tea Bag
A used or new tea bag warmed and moist placed against the throbbing tooth will reduce inflammation, calm gums, and alleviate pain in about 15min. An herbal tea bag is best; such as chamomile, peppermint, or lemon. Peppermint has cooling and numbing properties and chamomile has some anti-inflammatory properties. You can also try putting a tea bag in the freezer if the coldness helps as well and your tooth is not hot or cold sensative.
3. Use Disinfectant
Another way to stop a toothache along the same lines, is to use a disinfectant. Alcohol is the most common, although one should use alcohol that is found in mouthwash, or that is edible. One should never use rubbing alcohol, because this form of alcohol is toxic when ingested. One could simply rinse with a very strong store bought mouthwash, such as Listerine, or the others that are produced for consumption. Or in a pinch, a person could swish with a solution of water and vodka. Vodka as a matter of fact is used as an all natural disinfectant around the house. Pregnant women and children should obviously avoid this remedy however. Hydrogen peroxide and water mixed 3 to 1 will also work as a disinfectant. Again- being careful not to swallow, just rinse and spit out.
Among the most effective home remedies for toothache is garlic. A clove of garlic with a little rock salt should be placed on the affected tooth. It will relieve the pain and, sometimes, may even cure it. A clove should also be chewed daily in the morning. It will cure the teeth making them strong and healthy.
5. Pain Relieving Gel
Of course, a person could simply buy a pain relieving liquid or gel that is designed for toothache. There are a few brands on the market, and these products can be bought at any drug store, and at many grocery stores, and household retail stores. These liquids and gels are especially created to numb the nerve endings in the mouth, so that the sufferer doesn’t feel the pain. This seems to work well for many people.
Of course, these home remedies are just simply fixes. One should get to their dentist immediately if they are having throbbing pain. Mouth infections can spread through the body and cause other complications so its always best to consult with a doctor especially if the problem persists for longer than a few days.