Toothache is one of the most commonly experienced type of pain. Sometimes, it may occur in a form of mild pain, whereas in some cases, the pain could be quite unbearable.
Toothache occurs when the soft center of a tooth gets inflamed. Although your toothache can be triggered by tooth decay, but it can be also caused by:
- Gum disease
- Damaged dental fillings
- Infection at the tooth’s root
- Broken or chipped tooth
- Missing teeth
- Jaw-clenching or tooth-grinding
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Temporomandibular joint disorder
Unfortunately, the toothache sometimes last for several day since it suddenly occurs during weekends or special events. So, you cannot visit your dentist and must treat the pain naturally.
There are many natural remedies that provide instant relief from a toothache. But, keep in mind you should not ignore your toothache and use these remedies as a replacement of dentist’s treatment.
Remember that you should use this remedy to alleviate your toothache until you schedule an appointment at your dentist.
DIY Natural Toothache Remedy:
- Half a teaspoon of clove powder
- Half a teaspoon of coconut oil
Combine well the ingredients until you get a thick paste. Next, you should apply the resulted paste on the painful area with a cotton bud or a pipette. It is advisable to repeat the same procedure 2-3 times daily.
It is a well-known fact that coconut oil has strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. On the contrary, clove oil contains eugenol that can alleviate pain.
As you can see, this homemade toothache remedy is all-natural and do not result in any side effects. So, why don’t try it to relieve your toothache until you visit your dentist?
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