How to Protect Your Teeth

Natural Remedies For A Toothache

If you find yourself dealing with a toothache but you can't get to the dentist right away there are a few things you can do to help relieve the pain until you can see your family dentist. These remedies are easy to use and will help to relieve the pain temporarily. You should find them very helpful until you can get professional treatment.

Salt and Water

For temporary relief of a toothache, saltwater is one of the best choices you can make. Salt is known for its disinfectant properties and it will help to reduce any inflammation that may be in your gums. Just stir a small amount of salt in some warm water and rinse your mouth as you would when you are using mouthwash. 

You can also use hydrogen peroxide as a mouthwash to relieve the pain. Dilute hydrogen peroxide with water and rinse your mouth—again, as if you are using mouthwash.

Make a Cold Compress

A cold compress can be a very effective remedy for a toothache. It is also very easy to make. All you have to do is get some ice and wrap it in a towel. You can then start applying it to the affected area or the face area near it. You can keep doing this for several hours.

Over the Counter Remedies

There are several over-the-counter remedies available for toothache relief. Additionally, you can take pain relievers that contain acetaminophen. It is always better to take a pain reliever such as this instead of aspirin.

Aspirin is a blood thinner and it may cause issues such as increased bleeding if you need to have a surgical extraction.

Use a Peppermint Tea Bag

One natural remedy that you may not have thought could relieve a toothache is a peppermint teabag. All you have to do is warm the tea bag and press it against the affected tooth. The ingredients in the peppermint will soothe the aching tooth.

Having a toothache is never fun and it is even worse when you can't get to the dentist right away. All you probably want is to make the pain stop. Thankfully, there are remedies that you can try that are easily available to relieve your toothache until you can visit your dentist. If one remedy doesn't work then you can go ahead and try another one. Sometimes it takes more than one remedy to help relieve the pain.