A toothache can indicate a more serious issue, but at least you can soothe the pain. The following home remedy for toothache is completely natural and will give you relief in just minutes.
How To Get Rid Of Your Toothache Naturally
Have you ever heard about oil of clove, commonly known as clove oil?
It’s an essential oil extracted from the clove plant (syzygium aromaticum). Clove is a spice with sweet taste that offers many health benefits.
It’s a Natural Analgesic And Antiseptic
Clove oil is made up of between 80 to 95 percent eugenol, which is a powerful anesthetic and antiseptic. Dentists often apply it to the gums to kill germs and relieve the pain of dental surgery such as tooth extractions, fillings, and root canals. via MotherEarthLiving
A 2006 study at Kuwait University, for example, found that clove oil worked just as well as the synthetic local anesthetic benzocaine at numbing the pain of toothache (1).
How To Use Cloves To Get Rid Of Toothache
Using clove oil will not only stop the pain, but can also help cleanse your mouth and remove bad breath.
There are three main ways to get rid of your toothache using cloves:
1. Using Whole Cloves For Toothache
If the pain isn’t so bad and you can still chew, give this a try.
First thing you need to do is to rinse your mouth with warm salt water (this will help you salivate). Put two or three cloves in your mouth, near the area that hurts and wait a few minutes until the cloves soften from your saliva.
When they are softened, chew them gently (as long as your toothache allows).
“You’ll know the oil has been released when you sense a bitter taste and a tingling sensation on your tongue and gums.” via Instructables
Once that happens, you can spit out the cloves and rinse with lukewarm water. The analgesic effect should last a couple of hours and the bitter taste should subside in under ten minutes.
2. Using Powdered Cloves For Toothache
If your toothache is too painful for you to chew, use this.
Rinse your mouth with warm salt water (again, it’s to help you salivate). Grab a pinch of cloves and apply it between the gum that is sore and your cheek.
Now all you need to do is to wait a little. The cloves will mix with your saliva and that part of your mouth will go numb. When that happens, spit out the mix and rinse with lukewarm water.
3. Using Cloves Oil For Toothache
Clove oil can be purchased in pharmacies over-the-counter as a home remedy for dental pain relief, mainly toothache.
This is one of the most effective ways to use cloves against toothache. All you need is: cloves oil, cotton balls and half a teaspoon of olive oil (or coconut oil).
This is what you need to do: use warm salted water for rinsing your mouth.
Mix half a teaspoon of olive oil (or coconut oil) with a 2-3 drops of cloves oil. Soak the cotton ball in the mixture and hold it gently but firmly on the area where you feel pain. The anesthetic effects of clove oil should kick in within a few minutes.
When you remove the cotton ball, make sure not to swallow anything and rinse with lukewarm water.
Just remember that this is simply a solution to help get rid of the pain temporarily. It’s not something that can cure whatever it is that’s making your tooth hurt.
Cutting back on processed sugary foods and making sure you brush and floss regularly can also help you prevent toothaches in the long-run.