A toothache usually results when the pulp, the innermost layer of the tooth and the part that contains the blood and nerve supply, becomes irritated and inflamed. The ache may be a persistent dull, throbbing pain or a sharp, stabbing one, or it may hurt only when you chew or bite down on the tooth. Your tooth may be sensitive to heat or cold. For all these symptoms we have some very powerful home remedies for toothache.
Toothaches commonly occur when decay erodes the tooth enamel (the outer covering of the tooth) and the dentin (the body of the tooth), the two layers that surround the pulp. A toothache may also be caused by gum disease, poor dental work, infection or inflammation of the pulp, death of the tooth's nerve, injury to a tooth, a loose tooth, loss of a filling or crown, or receding gums. A sinus infection can sometimes cause pain that mimics a toothache as well.
List of Home Remedies for Toothache HELPFUL TREATMENTS
If you develop a toothache, you should consult your dentist as soon as possible. Failure to the treat the underlying cause of a toothache could result in the loss of the tooth.
Home remedies can provide temporary relief until you visit your dentist. Essential oils that help ease toothache pain include chamomile, myrrh, peppermint, and tea tree. Apply one drop of any of these or a drop of Toothache Oil to the tooth and the surrounding area to ease the pain. For additional relief, apply a Toothache Compress on your face near the aching tooth.
To soothe teething pain in babies, chamomile oil is one of the safest and most effective remedies.
Massage Baby's Teething Blend onto the affected gum area.
List of Home Remedies for Toothache: BLENDS
The home remedies blends below are essential oil formulas you can prepare at home.
1/8 ounce carrier oil 6 drops tea tree oil 4 drops chamomile oil 2 drops myrrh oil 2 drops peppermint oil Place the carrier oil in a clean container and add the essential oils. Gently turn the container upside down several times or roll it between your hands for a few minutes to blend. Apply one drop on the aching tooth and the surrounding gum, as needed.
1 quart hot water 2 drops chamomile oil 1 drop peppermint oil Pour the water into a two-quart glass bowl and disperse the oils in the water. Saturate a clean cloth in the water and apply the compress to your face near the aching tooth. Repeat as often as necessary.
Baby's Teething Blend
1/8 ounce sunflower oil 1 drop chamomile oil Add the chamomile oil to the sunflower oil and blend. Massage a drop into your baby's gums as needed.