Toothache is one of the most irritating types of pain you can ever have in your life.
Most people who have experienced this kind of pain before will clearly tell you that they barely had time to eat, talk or even sleep.
Toothache can be caused due to so many reasons such as the growth of wisdom tooth, presence of gum infections and so much more.
Regardless of the cause, it is always important to know how to get rid of the pain.
There are so many techniques of suppressing tooth pain ranging from the scientific ones to the natural versions.
If the scientific ones are quite expensive for you and you do not have dental insurance, it is advisable to go for the natural ones.
The only problem is that there is no guarantee that any of these techniques, particularly the natural ones, will be completely effective for all toothache problems.
The extent of pain varies from one person to another and only a professional dentist will help you out if the natural methods do not seem to suppress your pain. One thing for sure is that each one of these methods has proved to be effective in one way or another.
Pepper and salt have been used several times to treat toothache. For best results, mix powdered pepper with salt and add some water to form a paste. Apply the paste along the painful part of your teeth several times and watch the pain disappear with time.
Clove oil is said to be a good natural remedy for toothache. This oil is mostly sold in drug stores and pharmacies. Apply the oil around the painful section of your tooth until the pain fades away.
Also bear in mind that the irritation will not reduce instantly when using this technique. It has to be done over and over again for you to notice the results.
The use of hydrogen peroxide is probably the most popular and effective method of eliminating this type of pain. You just need to apply it on the aching part of the tooth and repeat the procedure anytime the pain occurs.
Just like olive oil, hydrogen peroxide is sold in pharmacies and drug stores.
The acupressure technique may sound ridiculous but it has been proven to suppress toothache. This method requires you to press the point of your hand where the base of your thumb meets with the index finger to form a V-shaped angle.
According to scientists, this technique triggers the release of hormones called endorphins that make the brain feel good. For best results, use an ice cube to rub the V-shaped point of the finger.
Wheatgrass has been used so many times to fight tooth decay due to its antibacterial properties. When introduced into your gums, it will not only prevent your teeth from decaying by getting rid of bacteria, but also suppress the pain.
You can boil it and use the concoction as a mouthwash or chew it raw.
Alcohol is a good remedy but only for non-alcoholics. To avoid the temptation of drinking the whole bottle of whiskey or vodka, dip a ball of cotton inside it then rub gently along the painful areas. This method was used in the ancient times to treat toothache and open wounds.
Some studies reveal that guava leaves can suppress toothache due to their natural properties.
They can either be boiled to extract the juice which will be used as a mouthwash, or chewed raw just like wheatgrass. When using it as a mouthwash, remember to add some salt into the solution to make it even more effective.
It is impossible to mention the natural toothache relief techniques without including vinegar in the list. When mixed with bayberry bark juice to form a paste, vinegar can help you feel better if you are experiencing toothache.
Apply the paste on the painful tooth and let it stay there for around 10 minutes before using mouthwash to wash it away.
The idea of using ice cubes is also suitable but only for reducing the pain temporarily. Put the ice cube in a plastic bag, and then cover it in a cotton cloth.
Hold it on your cheek for a while but do not overdo it because over freezing can cause even more pain on your jaws. The main idea when using this method is to make the nerves numb for a while.
Some people have managed to eliminate the pain permanently using this technique but most people use it as a temporary measure.
These natural techniques have been in use for so many years. If you try any of them and realize that the pain is getting even worse, then you need immediate medical attention.
For instance, the pain caused by impacted wisdom tooth can be too much to bear when using the above-mentioned techniques. You may need surgery or even injections administered by a professional dentist when you experience persistent pain.
Watch the video above to learn a quick and easy way to get rid of your tooth pain quickly.