Best Home Remedies for Toothache

Toothache is a pain in and around the jaws and teeth. It can occur due to infection, tooth decay, a broken filling or receding gums. If the pain does not go away within 1 or 2 days then seek medical help. In this guide, we have mentioned simple and effective home remedies for pain relief.

If you have a toothache then it is important to figure out the root cause. From there, you can find the best treatment to get relief from pain, discomfort, and swelling. Keep in mind, if the symptoms do not go away within a few days then seek help from the dentist. When you visit the dental clinic the doctor will give you tips to get relief from the symptoms and prevent future pain. Until then, given below are some of the home remedies which can reduce the toothache.

  • Hydrogen peroxide rinse

Hydrogen peroxide rinse can help to get relief from inflammation and pain. Moreover, it helps to kill bacteria, heal receding gums and reduce plaque. 

What do you need to do?

Before using it, dilute it properly. You need 3 mix of hydrogen peroxide & an equal amount of water and use it with your mouthwash. You should not swallow it.

  • Saltwater rinse

In many cases, people get relief from the saltwater rinse. It helps the food particles and debris to get loose which are stuck between the teeth. Additionally, it can help to reduce inflammation.

What do you need to do?

You need salt (½ teaspoon) and mix it in warm water & use it like a regular mouthwash. 

  • Peppermint tea bags

Peppermint tea bags are effective in reducing pain and tooth sensitivity. 

What do you need to do?

Take a used tea bag and let it cool down. After that, apply it to the affected area as its warmth will help to reduce the pain. 

Moreover, you can also use a cold tea bag. To do this, place the teabag in the freezer and let it cool down for a few minutes. After that, apply it to the problematic tooth. 

  • Guava Leaves

Guava leaves have anti-inflammatory properties that help the wound to heal. Moreover, their use is great for oral care. 

What do you need to do?

You need to chew fresh guava leaves or add them in the boiling water to make a mouthwash. 

  • Cold compress

The cold compress is great for pain relief. This is best if you have experienced any kind of trauma which resulted in toothache. By using cold compress the blood vessels constrict and pain is reduced. Cold compress also reduces inflammation and swelling. 

What do you need to do?

You need a towel-wrapped bag of ice and apply it to the affected area for 20 minutes. Repeat this every few hours.

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