Waking up in the middle of the night with a toothache is something most of us have experienced, at least once. The problem is that toothache pain usually happens when you least expect it; you are caught off guard and not really prepared, and getting to your dentist or nearest dental clinic fast may not be possible. Nevertheless, you can still find a fast relief for the excruciating pain in your kitchen. Remember, these are just temporary solutions, you should really visit the dental clinic as soon as possible and have your dentist evaluate the problem and prescribe the appropriate dental treatment.
Several medical studies have shown that clove is very effective for relieving toothache mainly because of its high antioxidant content. Rub the effected area with a drop or two of clove oil (more can be toxic). If you don’t have clove essential oil, you can use clove powder. Combine the powder with coconut oil and rub the mixture on the painful area. This is not as effective as clove oil though.
Sea salt has natural antibacterial properties and can acts as an analgesic for the aching area. Fill a small glass with lukewarm water and add one tablespoon of sea salt; rinse your mouth with the prepared solution, or swoosh the liquid in your mouth for as long as you can.
Peppermint oil can help you soothe and numb the aching area because it has strong antiviral and antibacterial and mild anesthetic properties. Moreover, the menthol component in the peppermint oil has been shown to reduce inflammation of the gums. All you need to do is rub several drops of the oil on the affected gum area. For a more powerful pain-relief remedy, create a mixture of the peppermint oil and clove oil.
Baking soda is especially helpful if the bacterial infection is the cause of your toothache; it fights the inflammation and provides an instant pain relief. Add 1 tsp of baking soda and ½ tsp sea salt in a small amount of water and make a thick paste. Rub the paste on the painful area or directly on the aching tooth. This paste will balance the PH level in your mouth, and prevent bacteria from multiplying and harboring your mouth.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Aside from being effective in controlling high blood sugar, aiding weight loss and treating constipation and skin issues, apple cider vinegar can help relieve toothache also. Soak a cotton bud in pure, organic apple cider vinegar and hold it against the painful area (your gums or aching tooth). The pectin, acetic acid and mallic acid will restore the PH level in your mouth and calm the inflamed and painful area.