Home remedies can alleviate the pain of a cavity but they can’t eliminate the hole in your mouth, see a dentist for help with that.
Until you get the chance to see a dentist you can try out some of these home remedies to ease your tooth pain:
- Tooth pain improves quickly when you pour a little clove oil onto a cottonwool ball and hold it to the painful tooth.
- If you don’t have clove oil, place a clove on an aching tooth and bite down on it carefully.
- Roll a savoy cabbage leaf with a rolling pin until soft and then press it onto the outside of the appropriate cheek.
- Rub the gums surrounding a painful tooth with a crushed garlic clove.
- Rinse your mouth three to fives times a day with an analgesic mixture of arnica, clary sage and chamomile. Mix together 10g arnica, 30g sage and 40g chamomile. Pour a cup of hot water over 1 tablespoon of the mixture, then strain and cool.
- Ice cools and soothes pain: press an ice pack onto your cheek or suck an ice cube.
- Willow bark and meadowsweet contain substances related to the painkiller acetylsalicylic acid (a component of many synthetic pain medications). You can make tea from these herbs that help relieve tooth pain.
- A trick I find which helps me to alleviate pain the best until I can see a dentist is pouring a glass of warm water, and then I add 1 tablespoon of salt to this glass as well as an aspirin tablet. Then take a small drink and hold it in your mouth whilst gargling it around a little, usually I would hold this mixture in my mouth for quite a while as the pain would ease.
Be sure to visit your dentist as soon as you can, even though the pain will end up usually going away, it will come back even worse at a later stage if left untreated.
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