Sunday, 5 January 2014

Five Useful Home Remedies for Toothache

Tooth pain can be one of the most devastating and terrible pains you will ever have. When you have pain in your mouth, you will never like to talk or eat anything and the only thing you will need is an immediate relief. In most of the cases, the worst thing about toothaches is that they generally come during weekends or holidays, when the dentist offices nearby are closed. There can be any reason for this pain like gingivitis, tooth decay, the breakdown of enamel, etc.…. Here are some home remedies for toothache that can provide you the relief until you can find a dentist, but do ensure to get a dentist appointment:

1. Baby Aspirin: If you think that decay or hole in the tooth may be the reason behind the pain, then placing an orange flavored baby aspirin in the affected area and letting it dissolve on its own can be helpful. Orange flavor is suggested because it has a better flavor as compared to plain aspirin for chewing.

2. Cloves: You might be aware that cloves can add flavor to our foods. But, do you know that they can relieve tooth pain? Ground cloves can be helpful in this respect. Just take some paste of ground cloves and place it directly on the area of pain, you will find relief immediately.

3. Lipton tea bag: You can try using a wet Lipton tea bag as the tannins present in the tea can reduce the swelling in addition to providing pain relief. If you are worried about the swelling caused in your cheeks due to the pain, this remedy can be helpful. If your tooth is not sensitive to cold, you can place the bag in ice water for some time before placing it on your cheeks.

4. Warm water with table salt: This is the most tried and best known home remedy. Take some warm water and add a spoon of salt to it and let it dissolve completely. Then, gently rinse the water in your mouth and spit it. This remedy can be helpful even if you have swelling and even bacteria if any in your mouth can die with this technique.

5. Ice cube massage: Just take an ice cube and place it on a thin piece of cloth, then gently place it on  your cheeks above the area of your pain so that the nerves around will become numb thereby reducing your pain.

Do remember that these are simple home remedies that can provide short-term relief.