A toothache is the worst. You’re in pain and it’s hard to focus on anything else. If you experience a toothache, there are some home remedies that can provide relief without having to go to the dentist or drugstore.
I know when you read this, that there is a 70% to know very well what “fear of the dentist” means – this is the usual percentage of people haiving it. And what is the best way to deal with it? Beside the obvious – taking very good care of your teeth and rather go for a routine chekup with the dentist than wait to get in trouble first, is to be prepared. SO let’s see some things you’d better have close by – r at least to know where to get them fast in case you need them.
Basic and safe remedies when you have a dental infection
Visit your dentist
If you have a dental infection, it’s important to visit a dentist as soon as possible. If you’re experiencing pain in your mouth, bleeding gums, or an abscessed tooth, that could be a sign of an infection.
Dentists can prescribe antibiotics and give other types of treatment to reduce the risk of complications from a dental infection. If left untreated and not treated immediately by a doctor or dentist, infections may lead to more serious health problems such as heart disease and diabetes.
Salt water rinse
A salt water rinse is good for reducing inflammation and killing bacteria. It also reduces pain, swelling and plaque buildup.
Salt can be applied to the inside of your cheek or on your gums with a cotton swab. The salt will sting when you first apply it because it causes irritation to your gums, but it shouldn’t hurt too badly if you are in the early stages of an infection.
Garlic is a natural antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory. There are many ways to use garlic to help treat a dental infection. One way is by crushing garlic cloves and applying them directly to the affected area.
Another method is to eat raw garlic each day in order to build up your immune system and help ward off infections like tooth decay.
Clove oil. Apply a small amount to the affected area with a cotton swab. Cover it with a bandage, and repeat three times a day until your mouth heals. Don’t use oil of clove if you have a gum infection or bleeding gums, since this can make things worse.
This is a good option if you have the right tools, but be careful not to use it on broken teeth. Just dip a cotton swab into the hydrogen peroxide and apply it directly to any infected area. Be sure to rinse your mouth out with water after applying it, as well as taking care not to swallow any of the mixture. You can also use this remedy for gum infections by simply rubbing the area with a cotton swab dipped in hydrogen peroxide for about two minutes (you may want to do this under running water).
If you have an allergy or sensitivity to hydrogen peroxide, don’t use this remedy! It could cause more harm than good if you aren’t careful using it!
Peppermint essential oil
- Peppermint essential oil. It’s a common ingredient in toothpastes and mouthwashes, but it has powerful antibacterial properties. When applied to the gumline, peppermint oil can help reduce inflammation as well as pain.
- Oil of clove. Like peppermint essential oil, this is another antiseptic and antibacterial product that can be safely used to treat gum disease without causing any side effects or toxicity issues. However, be careful not to use too much at once: according to WebMD, using too much oil of clove could lead to stomach upset or even vomiting if ingested orally (drinking large amounts directly from the bottle). Do not ingest clove oil while pregnant or breastfeeding!
Cayenne pepper paste
You can use this mixture as a toothpaste, or simply apply it to the infected area. Leave it on for an hour and rinse with warm water. Repeat this procedure twice daily for two days. The redness of your skin should fade within 24 hours, but if not, contact your dentist immediately.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is an antiseptic and can be used to fight infection. If you have a toothache, rinse your mouth with tea tree oil before bed and again in the morning. You can also use it as part of a homemade mouthwash: mix one drop of tea tree oil into a cup of warm water to gargle with before brushing your teeth. It’s safe for children under the age of six, too.
You need to see a dentist for anything involving your teeth!
While home remedies are a good way to treat minor infections, if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s time to call your dentist:
- Fever or chills
- Severe pain in the teeth or gums that won’t go away after a few days
- Swelling of the face or jaw (look for swelling on both sides)
- A noticeable lump under the skin where bacteria may have entered an infected tooth
I hope that these natural remedies will help you get through your dental infection. It’s important to remember that you need to see a dentist if at all possible, because they have the training and experience necessary to deal with this type of situation.