Toothache is a common complaint that is prevalent among the masses and it is described as a discomfort in the teeth that is prolonged over a period of time associated with or without swelling.
The toothache can occur as a result of the following:
- Tooth decay.
- Broken teeth.
- Swollen gums.
- Gum infection.
HOME REMEDIES FOR TOOTHACHE:
It is the primary remedy at home suggested for a toothache. The disinfectant property of the salt along with warm water reduces the pain and microbial activity.
Thus providing relief from toothache for a while.
Clove is known for its pain-relieving effect in toothache due to the presence of the eugenol in it, which is a natural antiseptic.
Clove is directly placed near the region of pain or clove oil is applied to the region of pain.
The cold compression packs constrict the blood vessels in the area of pain and numb the regions for some time.
The pack can also reduce the swelling. It is given for 20 minutes between every few hours of the day.
A used tea bag is chilled and placed on the area of toothache to reduce the pain.
The tannins present in the tea acts as an astringent and relieve the pain.
Having a warm cup of tea can soothe the pain in teeth due to the astringent effect of the tea.
The most recommended tea is peppermint tea. The peppermint can numb the pain and provide relief for a while.
The guava leaves have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Thus chewing guava leaves or drinking water boiled with the guava leaves helps in reducing the pain and heals the infected gums.
Alcohol is a constituent of vanilla extract hence applying it numbs the pain. Vanilla has an antioxidant effect and has effective healing of the gums.
Crushed garlic acts as a pain reliever and kills harmful bacteria along with a tiny bit of salt. Chewing garlic also relieves pain.
When the toothache prolongs more than 2 to 3 days then consult your dentist.
Any signs of fever, difficulty in mouth opening & chewing food, foul smell, and swollen gums should be immediately brought into the notice of your dentist for proper treatment and care.