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Having a toothache can be really stressful and distracting. It would be hard to bear when you have some things to do and can’t go to the dentist right away. However, there are homemade remedies that could help relieve the pain temporarily just until you could go to your dentist and have it checked. Find out how to relieve a toothache in 5 different ways or more through this tutorial by BRIGHT SIDE on YouTube.
1.) Cold compress
Probably the easiest and most inexpensive remedy would be a cold compress. Use an ice pack or put some ice in a plastic bag, then wrap it with a thin cloth, and place it on the aching tooth for about 15 minutes to numb the nerves. Your brain will receive the cold signals which will be stronger than the pain signals. The cold compress also reduces inflammation and swelling.
2.) Peppermint tea
Simply add 1 teaspoon of dried peppermint leaves to a cup of boiling water, then let it brew for about 20 minutes, and use the mixture to rinse your mouth. Teabags will also do in case you don’t have any dried tea leaves, just brew 1 as you normally would, then let it cool, and apply it to the throbbing area. This pain reliever is totally safe but only has a very temporary effect. Repeat the process once the pain comes back in a few minutes.
3.) Hydrogen peroxide
This pain reliever method will not only help you manage the discomfort of the toothache, but also reduce plaque, heal bleeding gums, and kill bad bacteria. Mix together 3% hydrogen peroxide with equal parts of water. Rinse your mouth with this but do not swallow it. Once you spit it out, make sure to rinse your mouth with pure water a few times.
The best approach to using garlic as a toothache remedy is to either make a paste of it and place it on the affected area or chew it slowly. It kills harmful bacteria and works as a pain reliever. Repeat this natural treatment for a few days until the pain is gone.
5.) Saltwater rinse
Mix half a teaspoon of salt into a glass of warm water and use it as a mouthwash. It also prevents swelling and cleans the area around the toothache. Saltwater is a natural disinfectant and also an easy and effective remedy to cure a toothache.
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