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Toothache Home Remedies - How to Get Rid of Toothache

Toothache is pain in or around a tooth. Toothaches cause of a dental cavity and gum disease. Tooth decay is the primary cause of toothaches for most children and adults. Bacteria that live in your mouth thrive on the sugars and starches in the food you eat. These bacteria form a sticky plaque that clings to the surface of your teeth. Dental cavities (caries) are holes in the two outer layers of a tooth called the enamel and the dentin. The enamel is the outermost white hard surface and the dentin is the yellow layer just beneath the enamel. Both layers serve to protect the inner living tooth tissue called the pulp, where blood vessels and nerves reside. Certain bacteria in the mouth convert simple sugars into acid. The acid softens and (along with saliva) dissolves the enamel and dentin, creating cavities. There may be severe pain to pressure, or to hot or cold stimuli. Other signs and symptoms toothache is hot or cold sensitivity, bleeding or discharge from around a tooth or gums, swelling around a tooth or swelling of your jaw and injury or trauma to the area. Avoid very cold or hot foods because this may make the pain worse. Relief may be obtained from biting on a cotton ball soaked in oil of cloves. Acetaminophen should be used for children and teenagers.

Cavities and tooth decay are one of the most common health problems around the world. Cavities are decayed areas of your teeth that develop into tiny openings or holes. Good teeth are an important part of one's health and appearance. Gum disease refers to inflammation of the soft tissue (gingiva) and abnormal loss of bone that surrounds the teeth and holds them in place. Gum disease is caused by toxins secreted by bacteria in "plaque" that accumulate over time along the gum line. This plaque is a mixture of food, saliva, and bacteria. Cracked Tooth Syndrome" refers to toothache caused by a broken tooth (tooth fracture) without associated cavity or advanced gum disease.Biting on the area of tooth fracture can cause severe sharp pains. These fractures are usually due to chewing or biting hard objects such as hard candies, pencils, nuts, etc. Impacted (teeth pressing together) or erupting (tooth growing out or "cutting") molar teeth (the large teeth in the back of the jaw) can cause pain. As the molar teeth erupt, the nearby tissues can become inflamed and swollen.

Home Remedies for Toothache

  • Most effective home remedies for toothache is garlic. A clove of garlic with a little rock salt should be placed on the affected tooth.
  • Lime, as a rich source of vitamin C, is useful in maintaining the health of the teeth and other bones of the body. It prevents decay and loosening of the teeth, dental caries, toothache, and bleeding of the gums
  • The juice of wheat grass acts as an excellent mouthwash for tooth decay and cures toothaches. Wheat grass can be chewed with beneficial results. It draws out toxins from the gums and thus checks bacterial growth.
  • Use of asafoetida has been found useful in curing toothache. It should be pestled in lemon Juice and slightly heated.
  • A paste of the bark of bay berry should be made with vinegar. This paste, applied on the affected tooth, will relieve the toothache. It can also be applied beneficially on the gums for strengthening them.
  • Use of clove, which reduces pain. It also helps decrease infection due to its antiseptic properties. Clove oil, applied to a cavity in a decayed tooth, also relieves toothache.
  • A mixture of a pinch of pepper powder and a quarter teaspoon of common salt is an excellent dentrifice. Its daily use prevents dental cavities, foul breath, bleeding from the gums, painful gums, and toothaches.
  • Drink juice of star fruit twice a day to get relief from the tooth pain.
  • Drops of vanilla extract on the affected tooth are an effective remedy.
  • Oil of oregano on the paining tooth is also effective.





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