Nothing can be more disturbing than a violent toothache. No matter when it occurs, during the night or in the middle of the day, a toothache can be extremely forceful and what you want is to get rid of it as soon as possible.
The causes of a toothache are various, but generally we’re talking about an ignored cavity. Sometimes, you are simply afraid to go to the dentist, other times the cavity is not visible from the outside. However, when a toothache strikes and you don’t have the possibility to go a dentist rapidly, a solution is to search for a remedy in your own home.
Natural and home remedies for toothaches have been tested by people for a long time. In the past, you didn’t had the possibility to go right away to a non-stop dentist’s office, as such a thing did not exist. Consequently, people experimented different home remedies. The ones that proved their efficiency are still used nowadays.
Garlic is known for its antibacterial proprieties and is an efficient natural antibiotic. For this reason, garlic is also a great remedy for a toothache. It acts like an antibiotic, inhibiting the bacterial growth in your mouth that causes the ache.
How to use it: take a garlic clove and mash it. You can add a pinch of salt. Put the paste on your tooth and the pain will be relieved. Another option to use garlic as a remedy for a toothache is to chew a garlic clove if you don’t have anything against the taste.
Vodka or another strong alcohol you have in the house may help you to eliminate an annoying toothache. We have to mention that this is a remedy only to be used by adults. A strong alcohol will act upon the affected area similar to an anesthetic.
How to use it: take a cotton ball and put some vodka on it. It is even more efficient if you soak the whole cotton ball into vodka. Then, take it out and put it on the tooth responsible for the nasty ache. Don’t be afraid to touch the gums or another tooth, in fact, vodka is made for drinking. Another way of using vodka or alcohol when dealing with a strong toothache is to take a sip and keep it into your mouth, in the area of the cavity.
- Salt and pepper
Both of them have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory proprieties. Moreover, they can be used as analgesics. All these attributes make them a great ally when you have to handle with a toothache.
How to use them: mix a teaspoon of salt, a teaspoon of pepper and a few drops of water. You will obtain a paste that you have to apply to the affected tooth and area.
- Peppermint tea bags
A peppermint tea bag is a milder solution for your gums, but also a great remedy for a toothache, as it relieves the pain and numbs the area.
How to use it: Take a used peppermint tea bag and cool it down in the fridge or take a new one and soak it in cold water for about a minute. Then, put it on the affected area.