The essential oils of the fragrant buds known as clove (syzygium aromaticum) are among the best all-natural pain relievers. In addition, they’re antibacterial, which makes them an effective herbal remedy for a toothache. For the best results, apply essential oil to affected area with a cotton swab. Generally, you should experience pain relief somewhat quickly [...]
If you ever had a toothache, then I’m sure you know that it is probably one of the worst pains you’ve experienced. This is how your tooth communicates, and it is telling you that something is really wrong. A toothache is usually a sign that the nerve of the tooth is dying or damaged.
The bacteria that attack the teeth can get into the bloodstream and infect other parts of the body; therefore, it is extremely important to see a dentist as soon as possible. If the pain subsides, it could mean that the nerve is already dead, but do not hold off going to the dentist, because the bacteria might remain.
What to do if you can’t get to the dentist right away
In this present time, dentists do not make house calls, and in most cases he or she might not be able to see you when the toothache hits. Sometimes a toothache can strike when you’re traveling. Here are some things that you can do if you find yourself in this situation.
- The first thing you should avoid is very hot and very cold foods. Applying a warm or cold pack to the outside of your mouth might bring some relief; however, if the pain gets worst, remove the pack right away.
- Avoid consuming hard foods. There are times when a toothache is the result of a hairline fracture of the tooth. Therefore, biting on something hard can accentuate the fracture and increase the pain beyond belief.
Here is a recipe that helps soothe the pain of a toothache
This is a recipe that combines the pain-busting mechanisms in clove bud oil with the infection-fighting components in both chamomile and goldenseal.
1 drop of clove bud essential oil
2 drops of German chamomile essential oil
½ teaspoon goldenseal powder
The goldenseal as well as the essential oils should be mixed with a few drops of water until you’re left with a thick paste. Rub a little on the problematic area with a cotton swab. You can apply up to four times a day until your dentist is able to see you.