Did you know that the most common causes of dental pain include tooth infection, decay, injury, or loss? If you have been suffering from pain in your teeth and are waiting to get in to see your dentist, we have put together a few natural ways to treat tooth pain to help get you by.
Keep reading to learn the top natural tooth pain solutions.
1. Cold Compress
When you apply a cold pack on the side of your face for around 20 minutes it will help reduce the inflammation (which in turn, will reduce the pain) and it will also interrupt the pain signals in your body. Make sure that you put a small towel or piece of cloth in between your skin and the ice pack to avoid burning your skin.
A cold compress would also be great for our runners out there that experience pain when running. In this article, a dentist tells about pain in the teeth when running which is good to know about if you are a daily runner.
2. Salt Water
Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water will help clean any infection you might have and will also give you temporary relief from pain. Two bonuses of rinsing your mouth with salt water are that it will help heal any oral wounds that you might have and it will also reduce the inflammation in your mouth.
3. Peppermint Tea Bags
Peppermint tea bags can help numb the area and relieve oral pain for a short amount of time. You can make the peppermint tea and then put the tea bags in the freezer for a few minutes to avoid burning yourself.
You can also apply them to the side of your face when they are still warm.
Garlic is known for killing harmful bacteria when it is eaten and it can also act as a pain reliever. Take a garlic clove and crush it to create a sticky paste that you can apply to the tooth that is in pain. You can also chew on the garlic clove with the tooth that hurts for a little bit and then spit out the garlic afterward.
5. Clove Oil
Another natural treatment is clove oil because it can reduce inflammation and it can also numb oral pain.
Apply a small amount of clove oil to a clean cotton ball and dab it onto the tooth that is causing you pain. If you want, you can add a few drops of water to the cotton ball to dilute the oil so that it isn’t as strong.
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We hope that now that you have our top tips on how to treat tooth pain naturally, you can pick and choose which ones you want to try.
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Applying a bag of ice wrapped in a towel to the affected side of the face or jaw helps constrict the blood vessels in the area, which can reduce pain to allow a person to fall asleep.
Applying a cold compress to the area for 15–20 minutes every few hours in the evening may also help prevent pain when going to bed.