Toothaches varies greatly, from mild soreness to an unbearable throbbing pain in your teeth or around your jaws.
Some of the main causes of toothaches are an infection, cavities, gum disease, jaw joint disorder, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, a loosing filling.
A toothache happens when the central region of the tooth, known as the pulp, becomes irritated or inflamed. The pulp consists of several nerve endings that are highly sensitive, pulp can become inflamed or irritated for many reasons.
If you have toothache, it is best to visit a dentist before the problem worsens. You can also try some natural remedies to relieve the pain temporarily.
Garlic: Use of garlic can provide immense relief from toothache, garlic has antibiotic and other medicinal properties that can be very effective in reducing the pain. Mix a crushed garlic or garlic powder with some table salt or black salt and apply it directly on the affected tooth to alleviate the pain or chew one or two cloves of garlic to get relief. Repeat for few days.
Onions: Onions have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties that control a toothache, it can provide relief from pain by killing the germs causing an infection. At the first sign of a toothache, chew raw onion for a few minutes to relieve the pain or place a piece of raw onion directly on the bad tooth or gum.
Warm salt water: A simple glass of warm salt water can help treat a toothache, mix half a spoon of salt in a glass of hot water and use it to rinse your mouth thoroughly. It will help reduce swelling and inflammation, and also fight the bacteria that cause infection.
Vanilla extract: Vanilla extract is another popular home remedy for treating toothache as it helps numb the pain, plus, the vanilla has a calming effect. Dip a cotton swab in vanilla extract and dab it on the affected area, do this a few times a day until you get relief.
Ice cube: Ice can help alleviate tooth pain by numbing the nerve endings, wrap a small ice cube in a thin cotton cloth. Hold it on your cheek near the aching tooth for a few minutes, if you have exposed nerves, contact with the cold can cause more pain. An acupressure technique that can ease tooth pain is to rub an ice cube between your index finger and thumb for a few minutes.
Pepper and salt: Salt mixed with pepper can be of great use when a tooth becomes extremely sensitive as both the ingredients have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. Mix equal amounts of pepper and common salt with a few drops of water to form a paste, apply the paste directly on the affected tooth and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Do this daily for several days.