Toothache – that horrible experience – it’s almost like a background buzzing that stops you from concentrating. Only difference – it’s worse because it’s actual physical pain! If you’ve gone through it, or are going through it, you will understand when we say that this one pain just nags you out of your mind!

And when desperation comes knocking on your door – you want solutions! There’s always the doctor, and the medicines. There are even pain-killers. But let’s just say, you are not the sort to self-medicate, and you haven’t managed to get yourself an instant dentist’s appointment, are you willing to give home remedies a shot?

 
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What? Did you just answer yes?

Why, welcome to the world of toothache home remedies!

Did You Know These Top 6 Home Remedies For Toothache?

We’re going to list the remedies – and hope they bring you ask much relief as they’ve brought to the rest of us!

 #1 Cold Compress

A cold compress applied over the cheek at the affected area will actually numb the pain. But remember – do not apply ice directly to the tooth – that will just increase the pain!

 
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 #2 Cloves or Clove Oil

You can make the most of clove’s amazing pain-relieving qualities in more ways than one!

  1. Chew a clove and leave it near the affected tooth.
  2. Take some crushed or powdered clove and apply to the affected area.
  3. Or just use some clove oil.


    Apply a drop to the affected tooth.

Before you know it, the clove will start to dull the nagging toothache.

 #4 Aspirin

So, this really works – place an aspirin tablet over the affected tooth and let it slowly dissolve away in your mouth. It will also relieve the ache. But then, orange flavored baby aspirin works just alright – it’s milder in terms of dosage and tastes better!

Give this a shot – and see if it does the trick for you.


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#3 Sea Salt mouth rinse

This is probably the remedy from your grandmom’s times! Take a glass of warm (Not Hot!) water and add a tsp of salt. Mix to dissolve and then wash out the affected part of your mouth this wash. Salt kills bacteria and the combination of salt and warmth will bring down any swelling or inflammation.

 #6 Any Hard Liquor

Now, don’t ask exactly how this one works, but it does! Not only will it dull the ache, it can also help to ‘check’ very mild infections. For more serious causes of toothache – it can be your respite till you get yourself to your dentists’.

Dip a cotton swab or a ball of cotton in some vodka or whiskey. Now hold the alcohol part over the affected part of the tooth or gum for a bit. The pain does subside!

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And finally….

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 #5 A Tea bag

Tea contains tannins. These work as pain relievers and also reduce swelling. Wet the tea bag in some cold water (room temperature if your tooth seems to scream when in contact with cold things!). Now place the tea bag over the tooth and let it work its magic!

Yes, we know toothache is nagging – but then just a little bit of taking care of your teeth will ensure that the toothache stays well at bay! And in case you’re suffering already – try out these effective home remedies for toothache.– after all, there are few things as distracting as a toothache – and you need to get over it!

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