Updated: Jul 26, 2019
When toothache pain strikes you, it strikes you without warning. And more often than not, we are caught off guard and unprepared. Toothache pain is a sign that there is something wrong with your tooth or jaw area. Infection of a tooth due to a dental cavity is the most common reason for the pain. Some natural remedies like herbs and essential oils may be used to ease the pain and veer away infection. Listed below are some effective natural remedies for toothache you can try out:
Just a dab on a cotton swab on the tooth or area that hurts and after a few minutes, it can offer temporary relief
It’s analgesic and antibacterial properties are commonly used to alleviate pain and disinfect an open wound. You may crush a clove of garlic, add a bit of salt and apply directly on the affected tooth or gum. You may leave the clove at the side of your mouth bite on it for about a minute or two. As it has a rather strong scent and taste, chewing a bit of peppermint leaves after administering garlic may help curb the after taste and smell of the garlic.
Peppermint also happens to be analgesic and antibacterial in nature, so it does not only help keep the bad breath away, but can also help with your toothache pain.
Alternatively, you can use onion instead of garlic. If garlic proves to be too strong for you, onion may be substituted. It contains the same analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that can easily curb the pain and help prevent infection.
Another good option is the use of pure vanilla extract. Taking a few drops of this sweet extract and administering directly on the painful tooth and gum can ease the pain instantly. This is a yummy way of curing toothache pain and will give you no trouble in convincing your child to take. It doesn’t even taste or smell like medicine at all!
Acupressure is the process of gently and firmly massaging certain body points to ease the pain. For toothache pain, gently massage in circular motion the are between your thumb and index finger. Do this for three minutes in three-minute intervals. After which, you may feel the pressure easing up a but and the pain slowly alleviated.