Natural remedies to get relief from toothache

Dr. Suresh Heijebu    12-07-2021 Consult

Experiencing toothache too often? Do not worry, you can opt for some simple home remedies to control this pain. Here are some of these you must try!

1. Garlic
This common ingredient of Indian recipes is helpful in controlling toothache. It has anti-bacterial properties which can kill bacteria and also act as a pain reliever. You can prepare garlic tea or chew a fresh garlic clove. You can also apply garlic paste to the affected area.

2. Clove
Clove is an age-old remedy for toothache. It can not only control pain but soothe inflammation too. You can use clove in several ways to get some relief. Have some hot clove tea or rub clove oil (mix carrier oil if required) on the affected area.

3. Salt water
Salt water rinse is one of the basic treatments for dental issues. It is a simple yet effective remedy for toothache. All you need to do is add some salt to hot water and use it as a mouth wash. You can repeat this 2-3 time a day.

4. Cold compress
Cold compress is commonly used as a pain reliever especially post-injury. It might also help you get rid of toothache. Wrap some ice in a towel and place this on the affected side of the face for some time.

5. Peppermint
Just like clove, peppermint can reduce toothache, inflammation and soothe sensitive gums. You can use peppermint oil or place a slightly hot peppermint tea bag on the tooth.

Do not ignore toothache for too long. If you are still experiencing pain after trying these remedies, see your dentist immediately!