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7 Natural Remedies You Can Try At Home For Your Toothache

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Having a toothache can bring discomfort to anyone. When not treated, pain may begin as a toothache but end up being excruciatingly painful and uncomfortable. Depending on the severity of your case, you may experience toothache symptoms. The following symptoms may occur when you have a toothache:

  • Pain when chewing

  • Swelling of gums and cheeks

  • fever

  • Whenever you consume hot or cold foods or drinks, your teeth become sensitive

Toothache natural remedies

A toothache is indeed an unpleasant experience. The good news is that toothache home remedies can provide relief. Here are  natural remedies for toothache you can do at home:

  1. Garlic

Over the years, garlic was used as medicine because of its antibacterial properties. Putting bits of crushed garlic on the affected tooth can help ease your toothache. Upon crushing garlic, it releases a substance called allicin, which is unique to fighting disease naturally. When garlic is too strong, you can mix it with salt which reduces swelling as well. 

  1. Saltwater 

During the old times, people use salt to disinfect the wounds. The sodium in salt makes our gums healthier. As a result, your mouth is less prone to inflammation and bacteria. Using warm water and 1/2 teaspoon of salt as a gargle will relieve your toothache. 

  1. Vanilla extract

Even though vanilla relieves temporary toothaches, it is a household good that is easily available. Vanilla helps numb the tooth area, as well as containing antioxidants that can speed up the recovery process. Place a cotton ball or finger on the affected tooth to apply vanilla. 

  1. Guava

Flavonoids, which are responsible for reducing swelling, are abundant in guava leaves. To help relieve the pain that your toothache brings, you can chew on guava leaves or boil them and use them as a mouthwash. 

  1. Wheatgrass

When taken internally, wheatgrass can absorb toxins from your gums. Wheatgrass has chlorophyll, which is known to prevent infections. Wheatgrass’s anti-inflammatory properties also make it an effective mouthwash in addressing toothache. 

  1. Peppermint tea bags

Using peppermint tea bags can soothe sensitive gums. When using peppermint tea bags, make sure to cool or freeze them before applying them to the affected tooth. Aside from alleviating the sensitive gums, peppermint tea bags can help numb the pain in your teeth. 

  1. Ice

When you have a toothache, you will notice swelling in your cheeks. An ice pack will reduce swelling and pain. Moreover, it will help slow down the flow of blood in the tooth. Applying an ice pack every few hours for 20 minutes helps reduce swelling in affected areas. 

It is common for people to experience toothaches. You can usually treat a toothache at home with over-the-counter medications and natural remedies. However, it is a different story when your toothache persists for several days. 

When you have a persistent toothache accompanied by swelling of your face, neck, fever or nausea and vomiting after two days, you need to see a dentist immediately. Schedule an appointment with your nearest Campus Dentist Office – University of Guelph DentalUniversity of Waterloo DentalMcMaster University DentalUniversity of Regina DentalUniversity of Saskatchewan Dental


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We are excited to announce that Chancellors Way Dental will be relocating as of September 6th, 2021 (after Labour Day long weekend). We will be merging with our nearby practice of Campus Dentist, located at the University of Guelph in the Student Center on the first level. 

Our new address: Dentist on Campus, University Centre Level 1, University of Guelph, 50 Stone Rd E, Guelph, On N1G 2W1.

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