There are many at home remedies you can try to give yourself tooth pain relief.
Salt and Hot Water
This is the most common way to relieve tooth pain. Mix one tablespoon of salt in a glass of hot or warm water. Then, gargle with the mixture like you would a mouthwash. This will often help to relieve pain.
This method can be repeated throughout the day if necessary.
Ice or Cold Compress
Using either ice or a cold compress on the area where the tooth hurts will usually help to relieve the pain. Press the ice or cold compress to the inside or outside of the side of the mouth where the pain is.
This can be used by itself or diluted in water. Gargle as you would a mouthwash and spit it out.
Swishing alcohol around in your mouth can help to numb the area around the pain-giving tooth. Or, you can soak a cotton ball in alcohol and press it gently to the affected area.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. It also helps to kill the bacteria that may be causing your toothache. Apply the apple cider vinegar to a cotton ball and gently press it to the affected area.
Peppermint Leaves, Peppermint Extract, Peppermint Tea
Peppermint helps to reduce swelling and soreness. Try chewing peppermint leaves, pressing a cotton ball soaked with peppermint extract to the tooth, or swish some peppermint tea around in your mouth (the tea should be warm, not hot).
Vanilla, Almond, Lemon Extract
Any one of these extracts can be soaked into a cotton ball and pressed to the tooth. Hold the cotton ball there for a short period of time.
Some oils help to relieve pain and are also anti-inflammatory. Rinse your mouth with them, or apply them to a cotton ball. The oils include sunflower oil, oregano oil, sesame oil, clove oil, nutmeg oil, and tea tree oil.
Plantain leaves, ginger root, and garlic can all help to reduce pain. The leaves are anti-inflammatory, while the roots are antibacterial. You can chew the plantain leaves and the ginger root. For the garlic, crush it into a paste and apply directly to the affected area.
Lemons and limes can help to relieve pain. Citric acid helps to destroy bacteria. Bite into either lemon or lime slices and allow the juice to cover the affected area.
Raw potatoes help to absorb excess moisture and reduce swelling. You can either hold a slice of raw potato against the affected area, or you can mash up some potato and mix it into a paste with some sea salt to be applied directly to the tooth.
Chew on onions to help relieve pain. Or, place a slice of onion into your mouth and bite down to let the juices flow.
Cucumber can either be held to the area as a chilled slice, or mashed up into a paste to be applied to the tooth.
Turmeric is antiseptic and antibacterial and so can help to relieve pain. Use the spice, plus some water, to form a paste to be applied to the affected area. You can also try ingesting raw turmeric.
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