It's the middle of the night. You awake to the sudden jolt of electric pain that starts at the base of your tooth and shoots through your entire jaw. You're in immediate need of toothache pain relief, but the dentist's office is closed. It throbs. It's unbearable and debilitating. You're desperate for a cure that will make your toothache pain disappear, even just temporarily so you can get back to sleep. Is there a natural toothache home remedy that can help you?
It never fails that toothache pain often hits at the worst, most inconvenient time. Although locating the source of the problem may require the help of an experienced dentist, there are a number of home remedies you can try that can help provide toothache pain relief temporarily while you search for a more permanent solution. Here are 3 such remedies.
This solution is often recommended after teeth are pulled, but can be equally effective to combat a toothache. Take a large spoonful of salt and mix it thoroughly with a glass of warm water. Next, take the mixture and use it like a mouthwash. Swish it around inside your mouth for as long as you can stand the taste or until your jaw muscles get sore. Then, spit out the mixture and repeat the process a couple of times. You should feel your toothache pain subside.
Cloves and / or Clove Oil
Cloves and clove oil have been common cures for toothache for centuries. To take away your tooth pain, try resting a clove against the sore area or substitute with a couple of drops of clove oil around the tooth. As alternatives you can mix ground cloves with water or olive oil and try applying the solution as a paste. This method will usually reduce the pain substantially, but like most home remedies for toothache , the results are usually just temporary.
Don't get all excited just yet. This doesn't mean you get to go to the bar and get plastered tonight. However, if you have some whiskey, brandy, vodka, or other alcohol sitting around the house, then you may be able to temporarily relieve the pain by swishing it around in your mouth and then spitting it out. Repeat as needed until the pain becomes bearable. You can also substitute with a strong, alcohol-containing mouth wash if necessary.
Remember there are many ways to relieve a toothache, but very few ways to cure them. If a toothache hits you unexpectedly, try a natural home remedy to reduce the pain. If that doesn't work, it's time for a different solution.
Source by Derek Blandford