A toothache is an aching pain in or around a tooth. Some of the main causes of toothaches are cavities, an infection, an exposed tooth root, a cracked tooth, gum disease, a loose filling or jaw joint disorder.
It happens when the central region of the tooth, known as the pulp, becomes irritated or inflamed.
If you have toothache, it is best to seek immediate advice from a dentist before the problem worsens. You can also try some natural remedies to relieve the pain temporarily.
Garlic has antibiotic properties that can be very effective in reducing the pain. Mix a crushed garlic with some table salt and apply it directly on the affected tooth to alleviate the pain.
- Clove oil and olive oil
The clove has an antibacterial effect and disinfects the mouth. Mix a few drops of clove oil and olive oil and with cotton wool apply them on the affected area three times a day.
- Warm Salt Water
Mix half a spoon of common salt in a glass of hot water and use it to rinse your mouth thoroughly. It will help reduce swelling and inflammation, and also fight the bacteria that cause infection.