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Best Home Remedies for Toothache

Toothache means gentle, sharp or extreme pain around the teeth and jaws. Read how you can avoid such problem by the best home remedies.

Dental Health By Meenakshi ChaudharySep 23, 2013

Toothache Remedies

Toothaches occur when the nerve to a tooth is irritated. Among the most common causes for toothaches are tooth decay and cavities. It can be an uncomfortable or painful sensation when you chew or eat hot or cold foods, persistently distressing sensation that doesn’t go away even after you’re done eating. Instead of turning to medication, you can take steps to get rid of a toothache yourself.

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Lukewarm water

One effective home remedy to get rid of toothache is to use some lukewarm water. Prepare a mouth wash by adding a tablespoon of salt to a glass of lukewarm water. When you will rinse your mouth with this solution, it will kill the bacteria and remove the fluids from the tissues.

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Ice

Placing an ice cube on your aching tooth can ease the pain. You can also get a small ice pack and gently touch it repeatedly to your cheek. The sudden fall in the temperature around the tooth provides an instant however very brief relief.

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Clove

Clove acts as an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial antioxidant and anesthetic that makes it the perfect home remedy for toothache. Clove oil applied directly to the aching tooth with the help of cotton can provide relief from the toothache.

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Salt and Pepper

Prepare a paste of equal amount of salt and pepper and apply it directly on to the tooth. The paste will ease the toothache within few minutes. If this home remedy works for you, you can repeat the same process several times for the next few days.

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Garlic

Garlic has antibiotic properties that can be very effective against the bacteria in the mouth. You can apply some garlic powder as well as fresh garlic on the tooth to get  relief from the toothache.

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Onion

Owing to antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, onions can control a toothache. Chewing raw onion for a few minutes can provide relief from pain by killing the germs causing an infection. You can also place a piece of raw onion directly on the bad tooth or gum to get rid of discomfort.

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Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea is known for its numbing power. Make a tea putting 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves in 1 cup boiling water. After the tea cools, swish it around in your mouth. The astringent tannins in tea also help suppress the pain. You can also place a warm, wet tea bag against the affected tooth.

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