Centuries ago when there was no toothpaste, people still needed to maintain their dental health, so they were using thousands of natural remedies and techniques to prevent from toothaches and improve their dental health.
Besides that they believed that this type of pain was caused from cavities, today we know that the toothaches may be triggered from many different factors, for example fractured teeth, gum diseases, tooth eruption, abscesses, tooth decay, damaged fillings, tooth eruption, abnormal bite and bruxism (teeth grinds).
Most commonly a toothache is followed by swelling in the painful area and fever or headache as well.
Before you try anything, and before you go to the dentist, take a look at theese natural ways that may soothe a toothache, and give them a try if you want to:
Mix turmeric with a little bit of cayenne pepper, and with the paste that you will create, you should brush your teeth with it instead with the commercial one.
Some essential oils, such as peppermint, tea tree, myrrh, spearmint, clove and cinnamon oil are able to relieve from the pain caused from a toothache, as well as eliminate the bacteria that is present.
Salt Water Gargle
In a glass of water you can add a teaspoon of salt and mix it. Then you should gargle with it, that will reduce the pain and swelling in the affected area as well as prevent from inflammation
Put a fresh slice of cucumber on the affected tooth and you will quickly experience a relief.
Since the garlic has one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory, analagesic and antibacterial properties, it can easily relieve from a toothache. You only need a single garlic clove, just crush it and add some salt on it, then chew it with your painful tooth and you will relieve from the pain.
The onions are very high in antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, so they are also able to eliminate the bacteria and soothe the pain. You need a single slice of onion, and you just need to place it on your painful tooth.
This tea has one of the most powerful antibacterial properties, so drinking a cup from it and swishing it can soothe the toothache.
It contains analgesic and anti-inflammatory porperties which are quite powerful, and it can eliminate the bacteria that is present. Simply adding a teaspoon of it in a gass of water and using it to rinse your mouth it will soothe the toothache.
It contains also one of the most powerful antibacterial properties, therefore it is able to easily soothe the pain, detox your gums and prevent from further infections and bacteria.
If you want to decrease the inflammation and swelling in the affected tooth, you need to add ice to the area.
If you want a quick pain relief from a toothache, then you need to swish a 3% hydrogen peroxide, it will also fight agains infections. You need to swish it for 30 seconds at least. Then rinse your mouth with warm water.
You can use the mixture of coconut and peppermint oil with a little bit of turmeric as your natural toothpaste, you should brush your teeth with it to reduce the intensity of the pain.
These leaves have powerful analgesic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties and they are very high in flavonoids. So chewing a fresh leaf until it has released its juice will relieve from the toothache. Or get a few dry leaves make tea out of them and swish the tea.
Before you go to the doctor, if you want a permanent pain relief from the toothache, chewing a gum on the painful tooth might help.
Dab a vanilla extract on your affected tooth if you want to prevent from infections and soothe the pain.
You can pressure the point between your index finger and your thumb in order to relieve from a toothache.
This oil is very rich in a compound that provides powerful analgesic properties, that compound is the eugenol. In coconut oil apply a couple of drops of this oil, dab a cotton ball inside it and then put it on your painful tooth, after a while use water to rinse your mouth.