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Toothache can be very annoying for those who experience it. A toothache is generally described as an intense pain in and around your teeth that hits the nerve. Common causes being dental cavities, cracked tooth syndrome and gum diseases. Home remedies can be used for temporary relief but it is advised to consult your dentist to avoid further complications.
Acute pain with or without fever, pain while chewing, bitter taste in the mouth, swollen or bleeding gums and sensitivity to hot or cold food.
Mustard oil- Take one tablespoon of lukewarm mustard oil. Add one teaspoon of turmeric powder to it. Apply it on the aching tooth with the help of cotton and leave it for five minutes. Gargle with normal water.
Garlic-In spite of its distinctive taste and smell, garlic is a very effective home remedy for toothache. Chop one clove of garlic. Keep it on the aching tooth and chew it. Garlic has an antibacterial quality which will give relief to the aching tooth.
Vinegar- Dilute three tablespoons of vinegar with equal amount of water. Swish it around in your mouth for 2 minutes and spit it out. Repeat this process few times.
Baking soda-Brush your teeth with baking soda. Concentrate on the aching tooth. Rinse your mouth with lukewarm water.
Clove oil- Take a small ball of cotton. Dip it in clove oil and keep it on the aching tooth. Bite it for ten minutes. You will experience a burning sensation for some time. Do not rinse your mouth immediately.
Tea tree oil- Apply tea tree oil with a cotton bud on the affected area. Do not rinse immediately.
Onion- The anti-bacterial properties of onion can reduce toothache when placed on the bad tooth. Slice an onion and place it on the affected tooth.
Lime-Cut half a lime and sprinkle some salt on it. Rub it on the affected tooth. Do not rinse immediately.
Salt – Give a salt massage to your gums and teeth. Use your finger to get better results. Keep it for five minutes and give a rinse.
Peppermint tea-Swish this lukewarm tea around in your mouth and spit it out. Repeat this process two to three times.
Hot and cold compress- Alternate applications of hot and cold compress will relieve pain. For hot compress use hot tea bag and for cold compress use an ice pack.
Maintain a proper oral hygiene.
Above home remedies can be used as preventive measures.
Swish your mouth after every meal.
Calcium rich food is necessary for teeth and bone health.
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