First Aid for Toothache

Toothaches often disable your defenses in the middle of the night, or at such an occasion when you are unable to get to the doctor.

Instead you find yourself searching for some first aid toothache home remedies to ward off the pain.

Let’s have some of the most popular first aid toothache home remedies that are mostly used by majority of population worldwide.

First Aid Toothache Home Remedies

  • Water: Try the easiest remedy - water. Take a sip of cold water. Keep it for 2-3 minutes in your mouth and then spit. Repeat this process whenever required if you feel it is working for you.

  • Ice Cube: If you don't receive any remedies with water, wrap an ice cube in a piece of small cloth and press it against your cheek. The cold would numb the pain.

  • Lukewarm Salt Water: If you can't bear the cold, wash your mouth with lukewarm salt water. You can prepare this solution by taking a glass of lukewarm water and adding half a teaspoon of salt in it.

  • Parsley Leaves: Crush a few fresh parsley leaves and fuse it with a little salt (optional), then put the mixture on the tooth that is aching.

  • Garlic: Another ancient and quite effective home remedy for toothache is garlic. Crush a fresh clove and press it on the tooth. Garlic juice is arsenic, which is a natural and effective anesthetic that works instantly. It may hurt a bit initially, but after a while it should diminish the pain. Make sure you apply this remedy to the right tooth. Sometimes the pain makes it tough to ascertain the guilty party.

  • Chiropractic Therapy: Try this old chiropractic method also. Cut a big garlic clove in two pieces lengthwise. Put each piece on the wrists with the cut side stick to the wrist and fasten using adhesive bandages or a strip of gauze.

  • Echinacea: Dip a cotton swab in Echinacea tincture or clove oil and place it on the tooth that hurts. Clove is rich in Eugenol, an anesthetic most popularly used by dentists. Because of its antiseptic and antimicrobial components, clove oil is acknowledged as one of the most powerful first aid toothache home remedies. If you don't have clove oil available at home, you can also place an entire clove with pointed end down, next to the tooth.

  • Cinnamon Oil: This is a good option for clove oil in the treatment of toothache. It is specifically effective in diminishing the organisms leading to periodontal disease. You can use the same as clove oil.

  • Aloe Vera Leaf: You can cut an Aloe Vera leaf lengthwise and place it on the gums, or apply natural Aloe Vera gel to pacify the tooth gum.

If your tooth's root is inflamed, there are herbs containing antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, soothing and emollient ingredients available in the market which you can use. Prepare herbal infusion and gargle or rinse your mouth occasionally.

First Aid Toothache Home Remedies - Herbal Infusion

  • Chamomile and Yarrow Flowers: Prepare a hot infusion mixing Yarrow flowers and Chamomile flowers, which are loaded with azulenes with antiseptic properties, soothing, decongestant and anti-inflaming properties. You can prepare this solution by adding 2 tablespoons of dried flowers in 1 cup boiling water. Keep this solution in mouth for 3-5 minutes then repeat after taking one hour break.

  • Gargle or use a cotton swab soaked with Sage leaves infusion. This solution can be prepared by adding 2 teaspoons of Sage leaves in half a cup of boiling water. Repeat this process in every 5 five minutes of interval. Sage is filled with astringent, soothing and antimicrobial properties.

  • Sage Tea: A unique home remedy as first aid toothache in many occasions encompasses not only in washing the mouth with sage tea, but also drinking it. Boil 50 g / 1.8 oz sage in 4 cups of water. You should use 25 g / 0.9 oz in less severe cases. Let it soak for 10 minutes then strain. Take a cup of tea in every half an hour.

  • Hop, Valerian and Wild Lettuce Mixture: Prepare an infusion from Valeriana officinalis, Humulus lupulus, or Lactuca virosa and rinse your mouth using this infusion to get relief from toothache. These herbs work as soothing remedies on the nervous system.

  • Chamomile: Mix Chamomile flowers, and Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) and Elder flowers (Sambucus) in same proportion. Mix 1 tablespoon of this solution in 1 cup of boiling water and allow it to steep for 10 minutes. Strain and let it cool. You can do gargle number of times a day with this solution. You can also swallow a little tea while gargling which is not harmful.

  • Peppermint: Make an infusion mixing 1 teaspoon of Peppermint in a cup of boiling water and then allow it to cool until the liquid turn lukewarm then strain. Keep the tea in your mouth, with your head inclined towards the side where the tooth hurts. After 3-5 minutes the ache will subside or it will disappear.

  • Propolis Essence: You can also rub the tooth with a cotton ball dipped in propolis tincture.

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