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, remember always to put it on the tooth and not on the gums.
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!!
When you have toothache put your finger into the bottle of solid coconut oil and rub around the culprit tooth.
For general teeth hygiene, swish the coconut oil around in your mouth on a daily basis.
Mix Cayenne Pepper and water into a paste and then put on a cotton wool ball and apply directly onto the painful tooth (not the gum)
Mix 2 litres of water with a cup of barley, bring to the boil and simmer for 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 home remedies, but nutmeg also has antibacterial properties that can help protect the gums and nutmeg oil also contains eugenol which brings relief from toothache.
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.
This article was printed from JillsMusic.com