Toothaches can be really hard toendure.
See your dentist ASAP. But if due to some reasons you can not see yourdentist, here are few home remedies for you to relieve you from dental pain. 1- Cayenneand ginger Cayenne and ginger are powerfuldue to relieve you from dental pain. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, asubstance that soothes the pain. It also has analgesic properties. Ginger ispacked with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, whichare also known to prevent cancer.Instructions• Add 1 tablespoon of powdered cayenne pepperand ginger paste.
• Mix them well, until you find an evenlymixed paste• Use a cotton ball to apply to the affectedtooth• Avoid putting the mixture on gums.Side effectsTemporary burning or tinglingsensation can be felt. It is advised not to use this mixture on wounded gums.
2- Salt and pepper We all know salt is famous forits pain relieving property. So what do you think when we mix it with otherpowerful ingredients. Well, I think nothing could be better than that. Pepperand salt both the ingredients have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory andanalgesic properties. So when we combine them both it becomes double effective.Instructions• Mix ½ tablespoon of salt and ½ tablespoonof pepper or you can reduce the quantity, making sure both the ingredients arein equal amount.
• Add few drops of water, mix them well toget a paste.• Use Q tip to apply the paste to theaffected area. You can even use toothbrush if the pain is in a large area.• Let it sit for 5 minutes.• Spit it out after 5 minutes.
Side effectIt can be irritating to gums andalso burning sensation can be felt if pepper quantity is more in the mixture.Make sure to properly follow the instructions.3- Alcohol We all know how alcohol can beso addictive. This can also be a remedy for your tooth pain.
And it goeswithout saying pregnant ladies and children should not be using this. However,alcohol can numb the pain in no time. Alcohol kills bacteria from your gum andfrom the whole of the oral cavity. Bacteria are mostly the cause of tooth pain.Instructions• Take a cup filled with strong alcohol. • Use it as mouthwash, swish alcohol in yourmouth. • Hold it in your mouth for few seconds andspit it out• Repeat the process for 3-4 times.
Side effectExcess use of alcohol can leavea stain on your teeth and also dryness of mouth has been noticed with excessuse of alcohol.4- Turmeric Since ages turmeric is beingused for relieving pain. Turmeric mixed with milk is one of the examples of itsaction. I am sure you were made to drink that once in your lifetime. That isbecause it has inflammation fighting content. Turmeric comes packed withantiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Instructions• One tablespoon of turmeric in a bowl• Add few drops of water into turmeric• Mix it well to get a paste• Use your finger or Q tip to put this onaffected teeth.• Wait 4-5 minutes before you spit and rinse.
• Repeat this 3-4 times in a day.Side effectThere has been no significantside effect reported yet. The only thing is, it leaves temporary yellow colouron your teeth.5- Myrrh Myrrh is one reliable homeremedy for tooth infection and pain. Myrrh contains bacteria-fighting contentand also astringent properties.
But to use myrrh you need to put some time fromyour busy schedule. Once you prepare the mixture it will be enough for 1-2days.Instructions• Heat two cups of water and add twotablespoons of powdered myrrh• Let it heat below boiling point for 30minutes• Stain and let it cool.• Mix one tablespoon of myrrh in one cupwater.• Use it as a mouth wash.• Repeat this 5-6 times a day.
Side effectPregnant women should avoidusing myrrh. Ingestion of myrrh can stimulate the uterus and might cause amiscarriage.6- Clove powder and vanilla extract Combination of two pain relievercan be super powerful. Clove comprises of eugenol, which takes all the creditfor its pain relieving property. Eugenol has anesthetic and analgesicproperties.
Vanilla is famous for itsanti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Vanilla also contains a smallamount of alcohol, which is good for numbing action.Instructions• Mix equal amount of clove powder andvanilla extract• Add few drops of water to make a paste • Use your fingertip or Q tip to apply thepaste to the affected tooth.• Let it sit for few minutes.
• Spit and rinse with waterSide effect Excess of clove can causetoxicity, vomiting and sore throat. Vanilla is a safe ingredient, however, ifused in excess it might cause a headache.7- Onion Onion is one of the easilyavailable ingredients in your kitchen.
It has been scientifically proved thatonion comprises of bactericidal properties. It is also comprised of antiseptic,antimicrobial and antifungal properties. If onion is eaten daily by throughmastication, can protect the teeth from various disorders. Chewing of onion issufficient to kill all the bacteria in your mouth. Instructions• Cut a piece of raw onion • Place it on the tooth• Bite on the piece of onion for 3-4 minute • You can also chew a piece for 3-4 minute.• Carry out the remedy for 3 times a day.Side effectOnion might lower blood sugar,check your blood sugar level before using onion. It can also leave bad smell inyour mouth.
8- Wheatgrass Wheatgrass is not onlyhealthiest food but it is also one of the top most home remedies for uncountableproblems. Tooth pain is one of the problems which can be relieved bywheatgrass. Wheatgrass is high in protein and it is also powerful antibacterialand antiseptic agent.Instructions• Take a cup full of wheatgrass juice• Use it as mouthwash, swish wheatgrass juicein your mouth for several times, making sure it reaches each and every part ofyour oral cavity.• Spit it out in wash basin• Repeat this process before brushingSide effectA person having low bloodpressure should avoid using this as it lowers blood pressure when it isingested. Nausea is also one of its side effects.
9- Coconut oil pulling Coconut oil is famous for itsteeth whitening property, but did you know it is a pain reliever also? Well, ifyou use coconut oil when you have dental pain it will provide great relief. Ifyou use coconut oil you will be benefited by vitamin E, fatty acid and whatnot. For toothache, coconut oil is packed with antioxidant anti-microbial andanti-fungal properties.Instructions• Take 2-3 tablespoon of coconut oil in a cup• Pour that into your mouth• Swish the oil in your mouth for 20 minutes,exactly the way you do with your mouthwash• Spit the oil and rinse it with water• Brush your teeth• Repeat this process before brushingSide effectA person allergic to coconut orcoconut oil should avoid this method, as it can cause ulcers in the oralcavity.10- Asafoetida and lemon Not only does it increase tastein your food but also relieve you from tooth pain. It comprises ofanti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Instructions• Take ¼ tablespoon of asafoetida and ½tablespoon of lemon juice.• Mix it and heat the ingredients till yousee asafoetida is fully mixed in lemon juice• Use cotton ball to put the paste on theaffected teeth.
• Let the paste be there for few minutes• Rinse it with water • You can even brush your teeth to get rid ofthe smellSide effectAsafoetida can cause swelling oflip in some people and also headache. People allergic to asafoetida shouldavoid using this. 11- Oregano oil Oregano oil contains carvacroland thymol and these compound contain anti-bacterial, antiseptic and anti-fungalproperties. I am sure by now you know how important anti-bacterial andanti-fungal properties are for relieving tooth pain. Oregano oil is comprisedof that.
Instructions• Pour few drops of oregano oil on a cottonroll• Place the cotton on affected area.• Let the cotton be there till you fell painsubsiding.• Use this method 3-4 times a daySide effectThere are no clinical sideeffects as such, the only thing is, it leaves a metallic taste in your mouth.
12- Sesame seeds Anti-bacterial property ofsesame seeds made it fall on this list. Sesame seeds help reduce tooth pain andalso reduce inflammation.Instructions• Boil a cup of water • Add 3-4 tablespoon of sesame seed inboiling water and simmer it for 5 minutes• Let it cool down to room temperature • Dib a cotton ball in water • Place the cotton on affected tooth• Repeat the process 2-3 times in a daySide effectItching, nausea, sneezing,cough, vomiting, urticarial are few side effect on people who are allergic tosesame seeds.13- Baking soda and salt Baking soda makes teethresistant to bacterial infections. Cleansing property of baking soda exfoliatesbacteria.
As mentioned above salt has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory andanalgesic property. Instructions• Mix ½ tablespoon of baking soda and salt inwater• Dib a cotton ball in the mixture and placethe ball in between affected teeth and cheek• Leave it for 3-4 hours• Repeat as neededSide effect Allergic reaction to this mixtureis rare but if it occurs it is in the form of rash, itching dizziness.14- Olive oil Not only olive oil protects usagainst heart disease but it is also tooth pain reliever. It has stronganti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.Instructions• On a cotton ball drop few drops of olive oil• Put the cotton on the affected teeth• Let the cotton be there until you feel painsubsidingSide effectThere are no significant sideeffects of olive oil when used for toothache15- Apple cider vinegar Anti-inflammatory disinfectantproperties make it effective remedy for tooth pain.Instructions• Dib a cotton ball in unfiltered applevinegar• Place the cotton on infected teeth • Leave it for few minutes• After few minutes remove cotton ball andrinse your mouth with water• Repeat this process 2-3 times a daySide effectLong-term use of apple cidervinegar will erode tooth enamel These home remedies will onlyrelieve pain for time being.
You need to get to the root cause of pain and onlya good dentist can do that for you.