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4 Best Natural Remedies to Cure Toothache

by Declan King

Every person living on the face of the earth has experience tooth ache at least once in their life, if not more. However, the encounter may have different outcomes for different people. While some may have experienced a mild tingling sensation that travels from their teeth into the gums, others may have gone through a worse phase with acute pain in the tooth and gum region resulting in swollen cheeks and the general inability to focus on getting any work done due to the unbearable pain.toothacheremedies

Whilst it is important for you to get in touch with a good dentist as soon as the sensations of pain begin to surface instead of waiting it out and making matters worse, sometimes, due to a multitude of reasons, this may not be quite possible. In such situations, it is best to steer clear of drugs and medication and instead opt for natural ways to lower the constant tingling pain. These techniques, compiled below, are proven to bring down tooth ache and give you some relief; however, it should be noted that these home remedies are not a substitute to visiting a dentist and getting an appointment with a dentist at the earliest is an absolute must.

  1. Cloves

Cloves are considered to be one of the best natural ingredients that can relieve your teeth from soreness and intense pain. Cloves are universally known to possess properties that help you get rid of any kind of inflammation and bacteria that may be budding in your teeth. Besides, they also possess anaesthetic properties and this can numb down the pain for long periods of time however, frequent application is desired. All you have to do is crush a few pieces of cloves and add it to edible vegetable or olive oil. Use a cotton ball to soak up this oil and then rub it gently onto the affected tooth and gums. You can also add a couple of drops of this oil to warm water and gargle every few hours to relieve pain.

  1. Salted Warm Water

Usually, a good dental hygiene regimen is considered to be the one in which you rinse your mouth with warm water in which about a good spoonful of salt has been added. This mixture for rinsing the mouth has been proven to reduce swelling in the mouth caused due to excessive pain and people who have been experiencing acute toothache will often find dentists recommending them to rinse their mouth with salted warm water.

  1. Onions

Onions also possess antibacterial properties much like cloves and in addition they also possess antiseptic properties. These properties in onions tend to destroy the germs and bacteria that are mainly responsible for causing toothache and other kinds of teeth and gum problems. The simplest way to relieve toothache by using onions is by chewing on it the minute you begin to feel the early sensations of a toothache. In case the idea of chewing raw onion repels you, you can simply place the piece of onion on the affected tooth.

  1. Salt and Pepper

If you thought that salt and pepper were only meant to be the perfect seasoning for your poached eggs, you need to think again. When you feel that your tooth is aching and you can’t seem to concentrate on anything else but the writhing pain in your gums, take equal amounts of salt and pepper and add a couple of drops of water, just enough to form a paste-like consistency and apply this mix on the affected area. Regularly repeating this several times a day will bring down the pain in your tooth considerably.

About the Author

Declan King is a derby cosmetic dentist and has been working in this field for over 12 years. He has been awarded several laurels and accolades for his tireless efforts in the field of dental care and hygiene. He is also a visiting professor in some of the best known dental colleges in the country.

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