Toothache Relief: Anti-Inflammatory Remedies For Severe Toothache

By Patricia | May 20, 2009

Home remedies for severe toothache: got severe toothache and it causes headache, earache. Dentist not available for 1 week. What can i do to relieve tootache?

The reasons for your toothache could be because of a cavity, gum disease, or a condition of your root canal. In all cases, the best form of treatment is to visit your dentist as soon as you can and have dental surgery done to avoid the pain becoming too intense. In the meantime, there are some remedies that you can try at home that should provide some, if not ever lasting relief.

Clove has been used for dental benefits for a very long time. It was a part of the dental hygiene practices performed in some eastern countries for keeping teeth healthy and also as for its painkilling properties. To use clove for this purpose, it is best to try and get a hold of a actual clove and bite on it; however, if this is not possible, try and get some clove oil and apply it on the offending tooth. Try to avoid swallowing too much when you are doing this because cloves have the effect of stimulating hydrochloric acid production in this stomach, which will give you heart burn. An additional benefit of using clove lies in the presence of flavonoids in it. Flavonoids are a type of plant metabolities that have the ability to kill microbes and also to prevent inflammation, which is definitely prevalent during toothaches. Peppermint is also touted as a quick fix for toothache because of its high menthol content, which can give one the feeling of a cooling effect. One of the oldest anesthetics that have been used by mankind has been alcohol. This is not because alcohol is actually an anesthetic but because after sufficient consumption, the senses are dulled enough to be oblivious to the pain. In case of a toothache, try having a stiff shot of whisky or any alcohol of your choice but do not have it cold as it will hurt on the way past the aching tooth. In the event that you might be suffering from a condition like gingivitis or periodontitis both of which are inflammations; one of the gums and the other of the tissues that surround and support the teeth, you might want to try and buy some analgesics off the shelf as well. All analgesics have painkiller properties and will give you a few hours of relief.

Other anti-inflammatory remedies would be the use of ginger, where the application of a small slice on the affected area would be useful. Additionally, having ginger tea would provide an inside-out therapy to the affected tooth.

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