Toothache home remedies need to be available in the wee hours of the night because as "Murphy" will have it, that is when an impending abscess will start throbbing.
So for emergency toothache relief we will start off immediately by saying, always keep a bottle of Clove Oil in your kitchen, (cloves are flower buds from rain forest trees native to Indonesia).
Ask many people and they will tell you that cloves are one of the
best toothache remedies around, but do they know why.....probably not,
so we will tell you why....
Cloves have natural local anaesthetic properties which will deaden the area and is also a natural anti-inflammatory which will help with pain, both of which are excellent for toothache.
Soak a cotton ball in the clove oil and hold onto the aching tooth, alternatively you can take a clove and wedge it in-between the teeth if possible.
Before we move onto the rest of our Toothache Remedies lets just look at some of the technical stuff, in simple terms.
My Mom and Dad lost their teeth at a very young age and they were paranoid about our oral hygiene.
Even having access to a free military medical, they sent us to private dentists, but my sister and I were still plagued with abscesses as youngsters.
Our one brother got off "scott free" (he was the one that was a chronic asthmatic as a child)and the other lost his teeth at a fairly young age.
Tooth decay is not detected in the early stages, but what actually happens is that it begins as a chip in that pretty white outside enamel part, leaving a nice little open space for food to collect and bacteria to start having a party in the soft pulp part of the tooth.
And then Dr Dentist here we come UGH!!
Traditional medicine has been using Coconuts for centuries as a relief for toothache, and now modern medicine has found that it kills the bacteria that causes gum disease and cavities.
Cayenne is well known as one of natures very own painkillers, which contain substances similar to aspirin.
Mix ingredients to for a paste, which you can put on a cotton wool ball and apply directly onto the painful tooth.
This is going to burn like "hell" for awhile, but is believed that it will alleviate the pain once the burn has worn off.
Barley will not help ease the pain of toothache, but it will help prevent tooth decay and strengthen the gums.
2 liters of water
1 cup of barley
Bring to boil and simmer of about an hour
Drain, cool and drink one cup daily
Ever notice that white "stuff" that oozes from a fig when you cut it? Well that is called ficin and is an analgesic which can help deaden the pain of toothache.
In the olden days it was even used for killing the pain during extractions.
Cloves have always been the star spice for toothache, but nutmeg also has antibacterial properties that can help protect the gums and nutmeg oil also contains eugenol which brings relief from toothache.
And here are a few more herbs which can also be helpful for dental issues:
THYME is a natural antiseptic and that reduces the level of bacteria in the mouth.
SAGE is an anti-inflammatory and when made as an infusion should be used several times daily as a mouth rinse.
PARSLEY can be used as a breath freshener especially if you suffer from bad breath.
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