There’s nothing quite like a nasty toothache that jumps out of nowhere to suddenly take control of your day. Here’s a few natural remedies of tooth pain for those who are looking for an alternative to pharmaceutical pain treatments.
Clove oil or ground cloves is probably the best known natural remedy for tooth pain, and there is solid science behind the tradition. Eugenol, the active component of clove oil, is a relatively powerful surface level anaesthetic that is particularly effective at calming an inflamed tooth. A few drops of clove oil or a pinch of the ground spice mashed into the problem area and held in place for a matter of minutes will greatly minimize your suffering.
Another common kitchen staple that will help treat a painful toothache is a clove of garlic. Besides having considerable antibiotic and antimicrobial properties, garlic is also effective at treating dental pain. Simply press a clove garlic into the affected tooth and hold it in place until the pain subsides, but avoid keeping the clove in direct contact of the gum line, as garlic will inflame the gums if exposed to prolonged contact.
Although it is not entirely clear why salt water lessens dental pain, rinsing the mouth with warm brine seems to really do the trick for a toothache some times. Simply mix table salt with warm water and swish liberally for a minute or two to see if this natural remedy for tooth pain works for you.
Cures what ails ya. This may not be the most homeopathic home remedy for a toothache, but a belt or two of the hard stuff will take the edge off of the pain as well as help a patient get to sleep. Be sure not to mix this treatment with pain medication.
Hold an ice pack or ice cold washcloth to the inflamed jaw will quite often numb the tooth, along with about half of your face. This is only a temporary solution, but it should completely knock out a toothache for long enough to feel like you’re in control for a bit. I’ve also heard that holding an ice cube as it melts in your palm or between your thumb and index finger will turn off the toothache switch. Conversely, holding a warm compress to the area of the face affected by the toothache has also been said to ease the pain.