A toothache is any pain or soreness within or around a tooth, indicating inflammation and possible infection.
Signs & Symptoms:
Sharp, throbbing, or constant pain
Tooth pain that only occurs when pressure is applied
Swelling, painful gums
Bad taste in the mouth (from an infection in a tooth)
Cavities (tooth decay)
Infection at the root of the tooth
Chipped or broken teeth
Repetitive motions (chewing or grinding)
How To Cure:
- Pepper and Salt
Salt mixed with pepper can be of great use when a tooth becomes extremely sensitive as both the ingredients have antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
Mix equal amounts of pepper and common salt with a few drops of water to form a paste.
Apply the paste directly on the affected tooth and allow it to sit for a few minutes.
Do this daily for several days.
Use of garlic can also provide immense relief from toothache. Garlic has antibiotic and other medicinal properties that can be very effective in reducing the pain.
Mix a crushed garlic clove (or garlic powder) with some table salt or black salt and apply it directly on the affected tooth to alleviate the pain. If you prefer, you can chew one or two cloves of garlic to get relief.
Repeat this natural treatment for a few days.
- Warm Salt Water
A simple glass of warm salt water can help treat a toothache.
Mix half a spoon of common salt in a glass of hot water and use it to rinse your mouth thoroughly.
It will help reduce swelling and inflammation, and also fight the bacteria that cause infection.