Whether mild, with accompanying soreness, or severe, with unbearable throbbing pain in the affected tooth or around the jaws, toothaches lead to severe distress. Causes of toothache may vary from cavities, infection, an exposed tooth root, disease of the gums, a cracked tooth, a filling of the tooth which has come out loose to even disorders of the jaw joint. This leads to the pulp, which is the central region of any tooth, becoming inflamed and irritated giving rise to toothache.
- Combating Toothache
Though the best option, if you have toothache, is to immediately visit your regular dentist, who might have already treated you with braces or dental veneer in Dubai, there are several home remedies which you can try for relief from the pain.
- Clove Oil
Clove oil contains eugenol, which has local anesthetic properties. So clove oil has both numbing effect as well as remarkable bacteria-killing properties making it an effective agent to combat toothache. Dabbing a pure cotton ball in clove oil and applying it on the affected tooth brings relief. The oil stings at first but then provides you blissful relief from pain, which you desperately require at that time.
- Whole Cloves
You can also use whole cloves for a numbing effect. Put a few cloves in your mouth, moisten them till they are soft, chew them so that the oil is released and hold the chewed and softened cloves against your painful tooth for half an hour.
Powder together ginger and red pepper (cayenne). Take the powdered ingredients in a cup and make a paste with water. Roll the paste into a small ball of cotton so that it is saturated and then place the ball on your aching tooth. You can also try the spices separately.
- Peppermint Tea
Drink peppermint tea, which in addition to its numbing effect, has a nice and pleasing flavor. Steep a teaspoon of peppermint leaves that are dried, in a boiling water for 20 minutes. Swirl the tea around in your mouth. You can either spit out the tea or swallow it. This can be repeated as often as is required.
- Salt Water
Though salt water is not a long-term providing treatment, it is one of the safest home remedies for taking care of your aching tooth. Take a glass of warm water and stir in a teaspoon of salt into it. Rinse with the solution for 30 seconds and spit it out. Repeat it as often as you can. Rinsing with salt water helps to cleanse the area around the affected tooth from the bacteria or festering pus which is responsible for the swelling.
- Tincture of myrrh
This astringent helps to overcome inflammation. Myrrh also has bacteria-killing properties. Take a teaspoon of myrrh in 2 cups of water and simmer for 30 minutes. Strain it and allow it to cool down. Rinse with a teaspoon of the strained solution mixed with half a cup of water. Repeat the process five to six times throughout the day for relief from the throbbing ache.
- 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
If your infection is accompanied by fever with a foul taste in your mouth, hydrogen peroxide can be used for temporary relief which can help kill the bacteria thereby providing reprieve from the discomfort of an aching tooth. Mix equal parts of water and 3% hydrogen peroxide. Swish your mouth with the mixture for 30 seconds and spit it out. Rinse your mouth with plain water several times after the process.
Though these home remedies can take care of your throbbing tooth pain, they are only temporary respites. Ensure that you visit your dentist who will be able to diagnose and find out the root cause of your toothache.