Generally, toothache occurs when the pulp (the central region of the tooth) becomes inflamed or irritated. Some highly sensitive nerves are located around this region. No wonder, the pain is always unbearable. From an unbearable throbbing pain in the teeth to mild soreness around the jaws, there are many possible causes of toothache.
Some of the main causes of toothaches include jaw joint disorder, gum disease, a cracked tooth, an exposed tooth root, infection, cavities and lots more. It is highly recommended that you seek immediate advice from a dentist if you have toothache so as to avoid worsening the problem. However, you can also choose to temporarily relieve the pain through certain natural remedies.
Here are top 5 DIY toothache remedies you may want to consider.
Shiatsu refers to “acupressure” or “finger pressure” in Japanese. This traditional technique helps to partially release the tension that often comes along with tooth pain by applying pressure on those points responsible for the pain. Some of these points are located around the shoulders, neck, and the base of the skull. Also, some distal points located somewhere between the metatarsal bone of the index finger and the thumb knuckle can bring about significant relief when pressed or massaged.
This involves the process of swishing oil around the mouth and through the teeth so as to be able to absorb any form of impurities located within the mouth and gums. You can use any oil to do this – the sesame oil is a commonly used oil. Continue swishing the oil around your mouth until it has thoroughly mixed with your saliva, and then spit it out after 15 or 20 minutes. For acute toothaches, it is advisable to repeat the process.
Clove is widely known to possess many healing and protective powers. Even as a primary remedy for toothaches, this aromatic spice has some revered medical uses. Clove oil is not hard to find. They come in small bottles with a dropper and can be found in most supermarkets. You can either choose to apply the distilled oil directly from the dropper or place a drop or two on your finger before applying onto the trouble area. You will feel a burning sensation. Don’t fret; the healing process has just begun.
The Eyeball plant which is commonly known as Spilanthes is a tropical plant that often brings about great relieve from toothaches when chewed. For a lasting solution, try to bite it once or twice around the troubled tooth before stuffing it. Note, this plant has a strong and immediate tingling effect that can be a little overwhelming.
The Japanese Barberry which is commonly used for several medicinal purposes is highly credited for its antibiotic qualities. As a wild edible, the Barberry is a highly invasive flowering bush and can help to effect instant relief to any aching tooth problem.