Toothaches can be debilitating in that not much else can be done until the pain is remedies. Natural remedies can be used to relieve your tooth pain and the most interesting part is that most of these natural remedies are sitting right in the corner of your pantry!
No one enjoys having an excruciatingly painful toothache. Unfortunately, it is also inevitable. Even if we are all doing our best in taking care of our precious pearly whites, at some point in our lives, we are likely to suffer from one. And since toothaches aren’t scheduled, it would be wise to arm yourself with the knowledge of using natural herbal remedies for toothache relief. Naturally, a dentist should be the first person we should seek help from when there is sever tooth pain, but, let’s face it, dental appointments can be extremely costly and you can’t just do “nothing” while waiting for the scheduled date, right? Now let’s get down to these natural remedies for toothache, shall we?
Toothaches – Natural Home Remedies To Alleviate Tooth Pain
Toothaches can be alleviated with some of the remedies and home treatments listed below
1. Onions – onion consumption works wonders in relieving toothache and oral infection. Reliable and established studies have confirmed that onions (raw) have anti bacterial and anti septic properties. Chewing raw onions for a few minutes will do the trick. If chewing is painful, you can just hold it on the affected area. It should be freshly cut though. Don’t use your leftovers that had been sitting in the fridge for days!
2. Garlic – Another natural home remedy for toothache is utilizing garlic cloves. You may have heard that garlic can boost one’s immune system and have antibiotic uses. However, the use of garlic for tooth pain relief, I’d say, is not plain anecdotal. Certain chemical called allicin, that happens to be an active component of garlic, has antibiotic properties that can slow down bacteria build up. So the logic is, when bacteria decrease, so does the pain.
To use garlic as a natural remedy for toothache, take a clove, smash it and apply directly on the affected tooth. If you feel a burning sensation, don’t worry. The release of allicin causes that sensation and should immediately help alleviate the pain and reduces the odds of having infection as well. For better results, you can add a bit of rock salt.
3. Black Pepper – Listed among age-old natural remedies for toothache is pepper mixed with salt. You’ll need to make a paste using ¼ tsp. of pepper to ¼ tsp. of salt, apply to the affected area and the pain should go away within minutes.
Hint: It is best to use pepper as herbal remedies for toothache caused by cavities. Pepper does not only relieve pain but it is also a simple solution for bad breath problems. Now that’s a plus!
There you have it, a list of easy, (almost always) readily available toothache herbal remedies. By now, you should be able to face toothache when in comes knocking! Aside from utilizing the above mentioned natural herbal remedies for toothaches, you will benefit in getting to know the necessary preventative measures to lessen the chances of having toothache. It may sound as a cliché but really, “Prevention is better than cure”.