Toothache can be very painful, or even if it’s just a soft pain it can still be very bothering. It can be caused by many factors. This condition can make you very nervous and you may even find yourself at a point where you will stop eating. Everybody knows that sometimes we can be very lazy, especially when it comes to visiting the dentist. Until you visit him, here are some examples of home remedies that can help ease your pain.
- Ginger-cayenne paste
These two ingredients are known to be successful pain killers, so using them together or separately would not change the effect. Mix them up until they become a paste and leave it on your tooth until the pain starts to fade. Capsaicin, which is the main ingredient that cayenne is contained from has been found to help block pain messages from reaching the brain.
- Clove oil
The clove oil is very helpful, but it has to be used carefully. Pouring it on your tooth can only make the pain worse. You can pour 2 drops of the oil on a cotton ball and place it against the tooth itself.
- Ice it
To numb the nerves place a small ice cube in a plastic bag, wrap a thin cloth around the bag and apply it to the sick tooth. If it is more comfortable for you, you can place the ice cube on your cheek. The ice is also known to be helpful in hand massages.
- Wash it with myrrh
The astringent effect that myrrh offers can help with your inflammation and it also can help with killing bacteria. Simmer 1 teaspoon of powdered myrrh in 2 cups water for 30 minutes. Repeat this five to six times a day in half-cup.
- Rinse with hydrogen peroxide
This can be a temporary solution for your toothache, helping with killing bacteria and relieve some discomfort. The hydrogen peroxide is only for rinsing. After spitting it out wash your mouth several times with plain water.
- Soothe with tea
Peppermint tea is recommended for numbing. Put 1 teaspoon dried peppermint leaves in 1 cup boiling water and steep for 20 minutes. After it cools, swish it around in your mouth and then spit it out or swallow it. Black tea can also be effective.