Have a bad toothache and need relief? Here are some easy ideas to help relieve the pain.
Toothaches always seem to appear on the days you can’t get into the dentist. What are you to do, just wait with your mouth in pain? Nope, not these days. There are many remedies that can be used to provide temporary relief to an achy tooth. Here are a few, to help you out.
- Wrapping ice in a towel and place on the outside of the mouth. The cold from the ice will help ease the pain of a toothache, by numbing the nerves around it.
- Clove is great for reducing pain and can also help reduce infection. You can use clove oil, directly on the bad tooth, or saturate a cotton ball and place it on the tooth. Another option is to chew on a few cloves, keep them near the affected tooth.
- Cut off a small piece of an onion and place in on the bad tooth. This often helps to relieve pain.
- If you have a clove of garlic and rock salt, you can place the two on the tooth in pain and it will relieve the pain. It may even help to cure the infection.
- While aspirin may work wonders, Advil, or Ibuprofen have more anti-inflammatory power and work better for a toothache. Just be sure to not to put them right on the tooth, it can cause a painful acid burn and the taste is bad.
- Salt and warm water also work great. Get a glass of warm water and mix two or three teaspoons of salt, and swish around your mouth, then spit it out. Do this a few times a day.
- If you are a smoker, try to stop or at least cut back. Nicotine in tobacco stops the endorphins that try and help the tooth, causing the tooth to get worse.
- Take care how you sleep. Try to sleep on your back or the side that the toothache is not on. When you sleep on your stomach, you head is pushed to one side, causing lots of pressure on the jaw, which can cause more pain for your tooth.
- What Grass can also be used to cure toothaches. Wheat grass juice can be used as a mouthwash for bad teeth, it can also be chewed with great results as well.
- Echinacea is a cold and flu remedy that has a long history of relieving a toothache. Echinacea root straight form the ground, is the best choice.
- Mix a few drops of tea tree oil in water to make a potent antibacterial. Swish the mixture around your mouth to give quick relief to tooth and gums.
- This is for adults only. A shot of whiskey, or even a drop of whiskey on an infected tooth, can provide some relief.