Toothache, dentalgia or odontalgia is pain that occurs in the tooth or the tissues around it. It usually occurs as a result of caries or dental pulp diseases, and may also occur due to problems with the gums, jaw, or injury of the teeth and so on. There are cases of toothaches that are a result of changes in the barometric pressure (barodontalgia).
In fact, the toothache is a signal that something is not right with the tooth. Of course, we must not put off going to the dentist, because if you go to the dentist on time, you can save the tooth or extend its lifespan.
What to do when the toothache occurs at the beginning of the weekend or when you are traveling. There are natural solutions or natural remedies to relieve the pain, we say relieve the pain, because the natural remedies cannot remove a toothache permanently. The permanent solution is going to the dentist.
Here are some natural remedies that will help you to eliminate the pain temporarily or relieve it
Clove and lavender
Chewing cloves can help you in case of a toothache. Even more effective is the combination of the essential oils of clove and lavender. This mixture eliminates the pain in the nerve, soothes the inflammation and has an antibacterial effect. You should mix the essential oils of cloves and lavender at a ratio of 1: 1. Put 1-2 drops of this essential oil mixture on the finger and with circular movements apply it on the teeth and on the gums around the teeth.
The chamomile is known for relieving various inflammations. It is the same with a toothache or sore gums, the chamomile tea is a real natural balm for dental problems. Pour 2.5 dl of boiling water over one to two full tablespoons of chamomile flowers, stir it, cover it and let it sit for half an hour. Then strain it and drink it.
Honey and cinnamon
Make a mixture of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey. Put it on the tooth that hurts. You can do these three times a day.
A mixture of tea
The mixture is composed of two bags or tablespoons of mint tea and four teaspoons of lemon balm and St. John’s Wort. You need to add five drops of valerian in the tea. You should let the tea sit for 15 minutes before drinking it, and for relieving the pain, usually you need to drink two cups.
The accumulated bacteria cause inflammation that can be alleviated by the alcohol. You should not drink the alcohol, but only use it to flush the tooth in order to disinfect it and to destroy the bacteria. The alcohol should be at room temperature. The most effective is a cognac or homemade brandy. We must warn you, if you use the alcohol to ease the pain, you should rinse your mouth with warm water, because going to the dentist with a breath of brandy or cognac will make a very awkward situation, because the doctors and dentists do not like it when a patient smells of alcohol.
It is always present in the household and it is a quick and convenient solution for the pain. You should put a greater quantity of salt in warm water and then thoroughly rinsed the tooth (for about two minutes). Caution: You must not swallow the solution because it is much too salty for the organism.
The onions are rich in essential oils that improve the health. If you have a toothache, you should put the finely chopped onion on the tissue and mash it with the hands in order to release more of the substance. Then, you should put it on the sore spot on the cheek and keep it like that for a few minutes.
Clove oil and olive oil
Mix a few drops of clove oil and olive oil and with cotton wool apply them on the affected area three times a day. Also, you can chew the clove for a short time, but with healthy teeth, because the direct contact of the spices with the painful tooth can cause even greater problems.
The clove contains eugenol, which relieves the pain naturally, it has an antibacterial effect and disinfects the mouth. Except for a toothache, it is useful with asthma, cough, skin disorders, headaches and problems with the digestive system.
Nutmeg with mustard, sesame or coconut oil
Mix half a teaspoon of nutmeg powder with one teaspoon of mustard, sesame or coconut oil. Make a small ball of gauze and use it to apply the mixture on the affected tooth and keep it for some time. Then rinse your mouth with warm water.
Repeat this procedure every two days since the nutmeg contains myristicin, a substance which in large quantities has sedative and hallucinogenic effect, but in small doses it helps with toothaches, and also eliminates a feeling of nausea and prevents vomiting and diarrhea.
Seeds of cardamom, ginger and licorice
Mix a pinch of green cardamom seed powder, dried ginger and licorice, and add a few drops of honey. Apply the mixture on the painful teeth and leave it for a few minutes. Then rinse your mouth with water.
The licorice contains glycyrrhizin, a substance that has been proven to have antibiotic effect against bacteria that cause caries, the ginger has anti-inflammatory effect, while the cardamom disinfects the mouth and refresh the breath. In case of a toothache, you can individually use each of these spices.
The plant barbasco (Mexican wild yam, Jamaican dogwood)
Dilute 30 to 60 drops of the tincture in a little water and drink it three to four times a day. You can buy this medicine in herbal stores or online. Except helping with toothaches, the plant barbasco effectively reduces the menstrual pain as well.
Carline thistle and marshmallow
The carline thistle is a plant that has astringent and anti-inflammatory properties, which help in the reducing of the swelling and irritation of mucous membranes. Combined with the marshmallow, these properties are even more intense. Combine half a teaspoon of carline thistle and half a teaspoon of marshmallow in a cup of hot water. Also, you can use 30 to 60 drops of tincture for a natural treatment.
If any of these above mentioned natural remedies helps you to alleviate or eliminate the pain, do not put off going to the dentist because each natural tooth is very precious.