Toothache Problems & Excellent Solutions

A toothache may be common but not comfortable. A toothache is often an indicator of an underlying problem. The reasons could vary -abnormal biting, infection, or a gum disease. We all know that Mother Nature has a solution for everything. In fact, in India, there is a separate medical stream associated with the herbal cure for diseases. It is known as Ayurveda. Not deviating from the topic, we will now discuss the specific kitchen-shelf pain relievers, easy-to-find, and light-on-the-pocket. Could you ask for a better thing? A Toothache may not come alone though. It may bring with it some companions which may add to your discomfort. It may be accompanied by fever, trouble in swallowing, inconvenience in biting. Don’t fret, Mother Nature’s remedies are here to your rescue:-

  1. Saline Rinse – Rinse your mouth with a warm salt solution. This helps in disinfecting your mouth and soothes the nerves of the affected area. Rinsing with Hydrogen Peroxide will also help.

  2. Cold Compress – An ice pack or a cold compress will suppress the swelling.

  3. Flossing A regular flossing routine significantly lower the chances of food getting stuck between your teeth. The process of flossing is quite simple. All you have to do is take the flossing thread and move it up and down in the gap between your teeth. It’s the best bet to fish out the notorious food particles that get stuck in the gaps. If the gaps are not cleaned properly, the bacteria start multiplying manifold. The result is obviously pain and gum inflammation.

  4. Application of essential oils -Clove or peppermint oil is a great pain reliever. You can also use nutmeg or eucalyptus oil. Apply the diluted form of any of the above-mentioned oils to your affected area using a cotton swab. Apple cider vinegar can also be applied in a similar way. Ayurveda has long prophesied the role of clove and clove oil in maintaining oral hygiene.

  5. Peppermint Tea – Rinsing with peppermint tea also provides relief from a toothache. Cool the tea and swish in the mouth.

  6. Greek Yoghurt – It’s a special type of yogurt in which the milk is first heated, and then cooled to 106 oF. The mixture is then left to ferment. It is rich in protein, sodium, fats, and carbohydrates. It contains healthy bacteria which fight against pain.

  7. Garlic – As unlikely as it sounds, but garlic contains a chemical called allicin, which diminishes the speed of bacterial activity. Crush a few pods and apply it to the affected area. You may experience a little burning sensation at first, but soon, it will allay the pain and curb the inflammation.

  8. Daily Care – If you want to prevent a toothache, it is absolutely essential to maintain a daily care routine which consists of brushing twice as well as flossing. Bedtime brushing is very significant as it will discourage the bacterial activity at night.

  9. Regular Dental check-up -Last, but certainly not the least, the regular oral check-up is a must. Any anomaly or infection will be tracked and treated well on time. It will save you a lot of expenditure and discomfiture.

If the above herbal options fail to allay the pain, then it is time to fix an appointment with your trusted dentist. After all, he is just a call away.

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Dr. Priya Verma

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