What is the remedy about?
Tooth pain, also commonly known as a toothache, occurs when nerves inside a tooth’s pulp chamber react due to some external stimulus. How bad the toothache is will depend on the degree and type of the external stimulus.
You can deal with a toothache by using a wide range of home remedies. The most common one is mixing salt and warm water, and using it as a mouthwash. It acts as a pain reliever and also gets rid of debris from the mouth.Mixing the juice of peppermint leaves with tea helps in numbing the pain of a toothache. Tea also contains astringents that help reduce swelling.
Wrapping a small ice pack around the affected tooth is an easy way to numb the nerves that cause pain.
A combination of ginger and chili is not only added mouthwatering flavors in your food but also helps combat the pain. Make a paste of chili and ginger, use a cotton ball to scoop some paste and then place the cotton ball on the affected area. Avoid the tongue and gums in the process.
Vinegar is another household item that can be used to deal with a toothache. Applying vinegar to the affected area reduces pain.
Are there any side effects?
One of the remedies which involves using a combination of ginger and chili paste, could cause problems in the adjoining areas if care is not taken. The idea is to apply it on the affected teeth and keep it away from the gums and tongue. In case the paste comes in contact with the gums or the tongue, it can cause irritation.
The ice pack, too, if applied for a long period of time can lead to cold.
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
Once you have used the remedies mentioned, you have to take care of your teeth to prevent a toothache from recurring. To do this, you have to make sure you brush and floss your teeth regularly. Avoid eating foods that are rich in sugar like candy as they promote tooth decay.
Use a fluoride-containing toothpaste to brush your teeth. Also, it is advised to avoid eating foods that require a lot of exertion on the teeth’s part, at least for a few days.
How long does it take to recover?
It is advised to using the home remedies as long as it is required. There is no fixed recovery period as such, as factors like the cause and the severity of a toothache come into play.
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
No the results of the home remedies are not permanent. If a toothache recurs multiple times, it is advised to consult a certified dentist.
Is there any training or experts required?
No, there is no training required to use these home remedies. The remedies are straightforward in nature.
Approx Rs 20 - Rs 400
In order to utilize the home remedies for toothache, no training is required.