Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Most Popular Home Remedies for Toothache

Home Remedies For Toothache
Here's  seven most popular home remedies for toothaches. 
NOTE: Please be aware that these are treatments for mild toothache pain and that pain signifies a real problem. Which can stem from:

  • Cavities
  • Inflammation of the pulp in your teeth
  • Tooth enamel erosion
  • Bruxism, or grinding of the teeth
  • Periodontitis
  • Sinus pressure
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder
  • Angina
  • Heart attack

So please see a dentist right away if pain does not go away after a few days. These home remedies are just a temporary fix until you can get to a Doctor/Dentist
Be very cautious using anything on a child without first contacting your Doctor/Dentist and never let a child ingest something like peroxide/salt water.

Now how well do home remedies work? They work pretty well, but as I have said they only last from a few minutes to a few hours, depending on the severity of the pain and the reason behind that pain.

Now let's take a look at the remedies.

1. Clove Oil. - Cloves contain a natural anesthetic called eugenol, which numbs whatever it comes in contact with.
How to Use It ?
Drip a drop or two of the oil onto a cotton ball and apply it to the throbbing tooth.

2. Peppermint Tea Bags. - Wet, used tea bags are often used to calm sensitive skin. Peppermint has numbing properties similar to cloves, useful for treating pain.
How to Use It?
You can use peppermint tea bags in two ways. First, apply a cooled tea bag right on the throbbing area. 

Second, put the tea bag in the freezer for a few minutes, then apply it to the tooth. Keep the tea bag on for at least 20 minutes.

3. Salt Water Treatment. - Salt water cleanses are often used to clean out an infected area, loosening debris and providing temporary relief.
How to Use It?
Swish a small amount of salt water or saline solution in your mouth for 30 seconds. You can repeat once or twice.

4. Hydrogen Peroxide Rinse. - Hydrogen peroxide, much like salt water, is a cleansing aid, but it is even more effective than saline because it can attack bacteria rather than just rinsing it away.
How to Use It ?
Mix equal parts 3 percent hydrogen peroxide and water, and swish the mixture in your mouth for 30 seconds. You can repeat once or twice.

5. Bourbon-Soaked Cotton Ball. - Bourbon has numbing properties, as do most alcohols.
How to Use It?
Put a bit on a cotton ball, and cover the throbbing tooth with the cotton ball.

6. Garlic. - Garlic acts similarly to an antibiotic, and it can inhibit the growth of bacteria that is attacking your tooth.
How to Use It?
You can use garlic in two ways. First, mash a garlic clove and a dash of salt, and apply the paste to the throbbing tooth. 

Second, pop a clove or two of garlic into your mouth and chew. Repeat two or three times per day.

7. Vanilla Extract - Alcohol is one of the active ingredients in vanilla extract. The scent of vanilla is believed by many to be soothing and relaxing, which can help ease pain.
How to use it?
you can use vanilla extract in two ways. First, dab a small amount of it on your finger and rub the throbbing tooth and gum area. 

Second, apply a small amount of vanilla extract to a cotton ball and place it on the affected area. Repeat two or three times per day.

Be sure to check out Home Remedies for Itchy Irritated Skin 

Thanks for stopping by. Be well , healthy and blessed. Love, Mary

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