The Best Natural Remedies for Toothaches
Posted by ARCADIA MEDI-DENTAL GROUP on Mar 9 2022, 11:04 PM
If you have ever experienced tooth pain, you will know that it can make it very difficult for you to go about your day. In some instances, depending on their severity, toothaches can also keep you awake at night.
Toothaches can be managed with pain-relieving medication but medication can have side effects, especially if you use it in the long run.
In this article, our team at Arcadia Medi-Dental Group in Arcadia, California, is sharing the best natural remedies for toothaches to help you overcome this issue without medication.
Natural Toothache Remedies
To manage toothaches, there are various home remedies you can try, which can provide relief and help reduce the use or frequency of pain medication. However, be sure to consult your dentist or physician before trying out these remedies, since certain ingredients may not be suitable for your health.
Here is the list of natural toothache remedies you can try:
Gargle With Salt Water
Salt water helps dislodge stuck food debris, which may be the cause of your toothache and swelling. It also acts as a natural disinfectant. You can use it as a mouthwash, by adding ½ teaspoon of salt in warm water and gargling with it.
This is one of the easiest ways to manage a toothache. All you have to do is place the ice pack on your face, in the area of the affected tooth, and it will numb the pain.
You can use clove oil by diluting it with a carrier oil (e.g. sunflower or jojoba) in a proportion of 12-15 drops in one ounce and applying it to the affected area using a cotton ball.
Peppermint Tea Bags
You can apply peppermint tea bags (slightly warm) to the affected area. Alternatively, you can also cool the bag for a few minutes in the freezer, and then apply it to your tooth.
Prepare a paste of garlic and clove and apply it locally. Garlic has antibacterial properties and can kill the bacteria responsible for causing dental plaque.
Vanilla extract can also be applied to the affected area to reduce pain. It contains alcohol, which also acts as a numbing agent.
These natural toothache remedies can help provide temporary pain relief. However, to find out the underlying cause and treat it, you should consult your dentist.
To learn more about the best remedies for toothaches, schedule an appointment with Dr. Natalia Tung at (626) 515-8090 or Arcadia Medi-Dental Group at 311 E Live Oak Ave Arcadia, CA 911006.