6. Warm Salt Water
A simple glass of warm salt water can help treat a toothache.
salt water for tooth pain
Mix half a spoon of common salt in a glass of hot water and use it to rinse your mouth thoroughly.
It will help reduce swelling and inflammation, and also fight the bacteria that cause infection.
7. Guava Leaves
Fresh guava leaves can also alleviate toothache, thanks to their anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antimicrobial properties.
Simply chew one or two tender guava leaves until the juice starts working on the affected tooth. You can also use raw spinach leaves in the same way.
- Another remedy is to put four to five guava leaves in water and boil it.
- Allow the solution to cool to a warm temperature and add some salt.
- Use the solution as a mouthwash.
8. Vanilla Extract
Vanilla extract is another popular home remedy for treating toothache as it helps numb the pain. Plus, the vanilla has a calming effect.
- Dip a cotton swab in vanilla extract and dab it on the affected area.
- Do this a few times a day until you get relief.
9. Wheatgrass Juice
Wheatgrass has natural antibacterial properties that will help fight tooth decay and relieve toothache. Extract the juice of wheatgrass and use it as a mouthwash.
It will absorb toxins from the gums, reduce the growth of bacteria and keep the infection under control. If you wish, you can simply chew on wheatgrass.
10. Ice Cubes
Ice can help alleviate tooth pain by numbing the nerve endings.
- Wrap a small ice cube in a thin cotton cloth.
- Hold it on your cheek near the aching tooth for a few minutes.
- If you have exposed nerves, contact with the cold can cause more pain.
An acupressure technique that can ease tooth pain is to rub an ice cube between your index finger and thumb for a few minutes.
In addition to trying these remedies, make sure to consult your dentist. Some dental and gum problems require more aggressive treatment than home remedies.
(Out of the 10, we have covered 3 highly effective home remedies in this video as well.)