7 Home Remedies for How to Stop a Toothache
A toothache usually happens at the worst time possible.
Most often, it happens in the middle of the night or when you are far away from your dentist.
Although you’ll need to see your dentist as soon as possible to find out the root cause of the problems,
these tips can help you get through the pain until you get to your dentist.
1) Salt Water
A salt water rinse can help relieve the pain of a toothache.
Simply mix a spoonful of regular table salt in an eight ounce glass of warm water.
Swish this salt water mixture around in your mouth for 30 to 60 seconds and then spit it out.
Repeat a few more times. You can do this every hour if you need to.
Cloves are used in many over the counter toothache remedies.
To make your own clove toothache remedy, mix a small amount of ground cloves with water or olive oil and apply to the sore tooth.
You can also purchase clove oil and apply a drop of it to the tooth.
Vanilla, almond, peppermint and lemon extracts can all be used to relieve the pain of a toothache.
Just take the extract of your choosing and place a small amount on a cotton ball or cotton swab,
then place the cotton ball or swab directly on the sore tooth.
4) Oil of Oregano
To relieve your toothache, mix a small amount of oil of oregano with a little water or olive oil.
Apply a small amount to your tooth with a cotton ball or cotton swab.
5) Ice Pack
Icing the area will significantly help to reduce the pain of a toothache.
Wrap a small towel or washcloth around an ice pack and apply to the outside of your cheek where the pain is.
If you don’t have an ice pack, you can always use a package of frozen peas instead.
6) Baking Soda
Mix a small amount of baking soda with a small amount of war water.
Swish the mixture around in your mouth and then spit it out.
You can also apply the mixture to a cotton ball and apply it directly to your sore tooth.
7) Hydrogen Peroxide
Apply straight hydrogen peroxide to your tooth with a cotton ball or swab.
You can also make a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and warm water and swish it around in your mouth and then spit it out.
While these home remedies will help to relieve the pain, it’s important to see your dentist as soon as you can.
If you try these home remedies and the pain is still unbearable, it may be a good idea to go to the nearest emergency room for treatment.
Have you used any other home remedies to stop toothaches?
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