toothache home remedies

Toothache is quite a common problem throughout the world and it isone that is very unpleasant for those who experience it, toothache can have quite a dramatic affect on a persons life because of how irritating it is, painful and limiting. Many people find themselves going through the experience of toothache and they often wander “How did this happen to me?”, well, I am going to tell you some of the causes of toothache in this article and hopefully you will have a better understanding of how it occurs.

Teeth are an amazing balance of form and function, aesthetic beauty and engineering. Good teeth are an important part of one’s health and appearance. Toothache is a very common problem that occurs to anyone without any warning.

Sharp, throbbing, shooting or constant pain is the first sign of upcoming toothache. If not treated at the correct time, it will eventually be extracted. The main cause is the tooth decay that results from diet comprising of excessive consumption of soft drinks, candy, pastries, refined carbohydrates and sugar in all forms. Bacteria in the mouth break down sugar in acids that combine with calcium in the enamel and also cause decay or erosion. Proper cleaning of the teeth is essential to prevent tooth decay and consequent toothaches. Brushing in circular motion ensures that all the dental surfaces are cleaned. For gentle stimulation to improve blood circulation in the gums, brush the gums lightly.

The Cause of Toothache

There is not just one cause of toothache, there are quite a few of them, here are some of them:

A cracked tooth

This is exactly as it sounds, having a cracked, broken or fractured tooth and it usually occurs when there is some sort of strike against the tooth or there is too much pressure put on the tooth, this may be because you have been struck with a hard object, you bite down on hard objects, you chew excessively and this can lead to extreme pains in the tooth.

Gum disease

This is causes by a build up of plaque which will then irritate the gums, what usually happens is the gums start to recede and therefore expose more of the tooth than should be, this can sometimes cause teeth to become loose and your gums may even bleed when you brush your teeth, if untreated this can lead to gum abscesses.

Dental decay

This is a result of a cavity in the tooth and is actually very common throughout the world, bacteria accumulates on the teeth and will begin to dissolve the structure of your teeth, if left untreated it can go much further and can actually reach the nerve and blood vessels in the centre of the tooth, this can cause infection.

toothache natural home remedies

Dental decay, destruction of the bone around the teeth and infection of the gums can be prevented with an appropriate diet. Restrict sugar intake, ensure that your diet includes plenty of raw veggies, whole wheat bread and whole foods.

These are some of the causes of toothache that you should be aware of, if you do experience toothache then you should first of all make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible and make sure you go to that appointment, while you are waiting to see the dentist you can use home remedies to ease the unbearable pain of toothache because it really can be unbelievably painful. You should see your dentist regularly anyway to make sure that everything is in order and if not, you can do what is needed to treat it. Toothache is one of the worst experiences, in my opinion, that a person can go through, it is very painful and very frustrating, however, you can do things to relieve the pain and help to make things easier for yourself.

Natural home remedies for toothache

  • A clove of garlic with a little of rock salt, placed on the affected tooth will relieve the pain. Alternatively you can chew a garlic clove daily in the morning.
  • Chewing raw onion for approx 3 minutes is sufficient to kill all the germs in the mouth and ensure protection from host of tooth disorders.
  • Lime prevents decay, loosening of the teeth, dental cavities, toothache and bleeding of the gums.toothache natural home remedy
  • The juice of wheat grass is an excellent mouthwash for dental decay and cures toothache. It draws out toxins from the gums and checks bacterial growth.
  • Asafoetida grounded in lemon juice cures dental ache. Heat the solution, soak a cotton swab and place it in the cavity of the tooth to relieve pain quickly.
  • Paste of the bark of bay berry mixed with vinegar applied on the affected area will alleviate the pain and strengthen the gums.
  • Clove oil applied to the cavity of the decayed tooth provides relief.home remedies toothache
  • A pinch of pepper and ¼ tsp of common salt prevents dental cavities, foul breath, bleeding from the gums, painful gums, and toothaches. A pinch of pepper powder mixed with clove oil can be put on the cavities to alleviate the toothache.
  • If the pain in the mouth is caused by trapped food, take a mouthful of water and rinse it vigorously. A thorough rinse may dislodge the food particles.
  • Floss your teeth gently to remove tiny bits of hard food. Be soft on your gums as they are likely to be sore. Gargle a glassful of water mixed with 1 tsp of salt after each meal and at bedtime.
  • Put ice cube on the aching tooth or on the nearest cheek for 15-20 minutes at least 3 or 4 times a day.

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  1. Golden Girl says:

    Toothache Prevention Methods…. ______________________ 1) —- Rinse your toothache away. Take a mouthful of water (at body temperature) and rinse vigorously, says Dr. Taintor. If your toothache is caused by trapped food, a thorough rinse may dislodge the problem. ______________________ 2) —- Floss gently. If swishing doesn’t work, you can try to pry the popcorn hulls or tiny bits of meat out from between your teeth by flossing, says Dr. Taintor. Be gentle! Your gums are likely to be sore. ______________________ 3) —- Take a “shot” to numb the pain. Hold a swig of whiskey over the painful tooth, says Dr. Corn. Your gums will absorb some of the alcohol and that will numb the pain. Spit out the rest. ______________________ 4) —- Rinse with salty water. After each meal and at bedtime, stir 1 teaspoon of salt into an 8-ounce glass of water (again, at body temperature), says Dr. Corn. Hold each mouthful, roll it around your mouth. Spit. ______________________ 5) —- Try a hand massage. When you have an achy tooth, this can ease the pain by 50 percent. Rub an ice cube into the V-shaped area where the bones of the thumb and forefinger meet. Gently push the ice over the area for 5 to 7 minutes. ______________________ 6) —- In a study, Ronald Melzack, Ph.D., a Canadian researcher and past president of the International Association for the Study of Pain, found ice massage eased toothaches in 60 to 90 percent of the people who tried it. His research shows this procedure works by sending rubbing impulses along the nerve pathways that the toothache pain would normally travel on. Since the pathways can carry only one signal at a time, rubbing outweighs the pain. ______________________ 7) —- Oil up with oil of cloves. People have been using this over-the-counter remedy for many years, says Richard Shepard, D.D.S., a retired dentist in Durango, Colorado. Most drugstores carry tiny bottles of the oil. Drop a little directly onto the tooth, or dab a little on a cotton ball and pack the elixir next to the ache. ______________________ 8) —- Don’t bite. If the toothache is caused by a blow to the tooth, try not to use that area when you eat, says Dr. Corn. If nothing is damaged, rest for the tooth may restore its vitality. ______________________ 9) —- Suck on some ice. Treat the problem like any good bruise. Use ice, says Dr. Corn. Put ice on the aching tooth or the nearest cheek for 15-minute intervals at least three or four times a day. ______________________ 10) —- Keep your mouth shut. If cold air moving past the tooth is a problem, just shut off the flow, says Roger P. Levin, D.D.S., president of the Baltimore Academy of General Dentistry and a guest lecturer for the University of Maryland. ______________________ 11) —- Or keep your mouth open. Some toothaches happen when a person’s bite isn’t quite right. In that case, says Dr. Levin, avoid shutting your mouth as much as possible until the dentist can take a look. ______________________ 12) —- Swallow your aspirin. Don’t believe that old-time remedy calling for placing an aspirin directly on the aching gum. This can cause an aspirin burn, says Dr. Taintor. For pain relief, take an aspirin every 4 to 6 hours as required.

  2. On Sunday, I was chewing on a piece of ham. I took a strange bite and got an uncomfortable amount of it between my teeth, but I was able to get all of the meat out. Of my bottom front teeth, the one on the left has had a toothache since this Sunday. I’ve flossed and felt around and I don’t feel any remaining meat. The pain isn’t excruciating but it’s definitely a nuisance, sometimes goes too extreme unbearable. I read something about periodontal pockets, but I got my regular teeth cleaning about a week ago and they didn’t mention any glaring health problems in my teeth. Again it started when i eat it today. It seems meat eating is root cause of the pain.

  3. Is there any co-relation between oral sex and toothache. I ve noticed that when i stop giving oral to my husband my toothache goes off and when i start again next morning dental problem starts. is oral sex causing pain to teeth ???

  4. i have a really bad tooth ache thats shoots up the mouth. it feels like the pain is shooting up into my noise. i also have a large bump also on the roof of gum. plzzz help.

  5. Wisdom teeth info is not discussed here. Im detailing it here —– To get rid of wisdom tooth pain and discomfort, the remedy is as simple as using salt water. Add a tablespoon of salt into a glass of warm water, about 12oz to 16oz glass will do. Warm water is preferred over cold water as the former is better and easier for the salt to dilute. Gargle the salt solution in your mouth especially towards the area of pain and repeat the process several times a day. That will help reduce inflammation as well as pain. In fact, salt solution is also great as sore throat remedies. You can also try chewing some gums in between as chewing gum has been known to help in reducing the pain. If that does not solve your problem or the inflammation gets worse, consult your dentist. Your dentist may have wisdom tooth pain remedies for you such as prescribing Orajel to numb the area of pain. Your dentist may also prescribe you with a course of antibiotics or anti-bacterial mouth wash that keep the inflammation down.