Toothaches come at the worst times and it is one of the worst pains to endure. If you’re experiencing a toothache, these 5 natural remedies below will likely help relieve some, if not all, of your pain. However, the best way to cure a toothache is to visit your dentist so they can better evaluate the root of the problem and fix it so that you don’t experience the pain again. Sometimes a visit to the dentist isn’t possible, especially right away. So, we’ve listed 5 Natural Remedies For Toothache Pain so you don’t have to feel discomfort in the meantime.
Salt Water Rinse
Salt water rinse can help clean infections, temporary relieve pain and also help with swelling. Mix half a spoon of salt in a glass of hot water and rinse your mouth thoroughly (do not swallow).
Peppermint Tea Bag
Peppermint tea bags have a mild numbing effect that can be very useful when it comes to easing toothache pain. Take a wet, used tea bag and put it in the freezer for a few minutes. Hold it directly next to the tooth that is experiencing pain for 20 minutes.
A cold pack can help ease tooth pain, especially if the toothache is due to injury or swollen gums. Apply an ice pack, or frozen veggies to the outside of the cheek where the ache is occuring to relieve pain.
Vanilla Extract contains a small amount of alcohol and can help numb the gums round your hurting tooth. You can apply the vanilla extract directly to the effected tooth with your finger, or you can soak a cotton ball in vanilla extract to apply to the painful tooth.
Sometimes heat is exactly what you need to comfort your toothache pain. You can reduce discomfort by applying a hot pack to the side of your jaw where the ache is coming from. Make a DIY heat pack by filling a clean sock with rice and tying one end. Heat the rice sock up in the microwave for 2 minutes and apply to the effected area.
How To Prevent Tooth Pain:
Reduce the chances of getting tooth pain occuring by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing 1-2 times a day too. Avoid eating sugary foods and drinking sugary drinks and try to avoid hard candies and ice to avoid damaging your tooth. Also, be sure to schedule regular check-ups and teeth cleanings with your dentist.