There are certain things in life that are bound to be painful and we must be prepared for. Take for example the consequences of an unprepared presentation, a break-up or a blind date that turned out to be a let-down.
However, your teeth are not supposed to hurt. But unfortunately, they do! What’s worse than a simple toothache is the persistent throbbing pain of an infected tooth and it can be more worrisome than the simple toothache.
The infections can give rise to toothache and these usually develop inside the teeth. The bacteria can enter the teeth when it is broken, chipped and decaying. Once the bacteria reach the center of teeth, the teeth get infected and the pus gets accumulated in the teeth. The pus in the teeth swells and the inevitable result is a toothache.
The infection can reach the bones and gums of the mouth if not treated on time. Although a tooth abscess must be treated by the dentist yet there are some home remedies which can relieve the discomfort caused by the infection.
Have a look.
- Saltwater Rinse – You should rinse your mouth with salt water which is a simple and easy option for temporary relief for the infected tooth. It can promote the healing of the wound along with healthy gums. For this, you should mix normal table salt (half teaspoon) with warm tap water (half cup). Then rinse with the saltwater. For at least a couple of minutes, try swishing it around the mouth. Then spit the water out and go for this at least thrice per day.
- Clove Oil – The active ingredient called eugenol of clove oil consists of antibacterial and anesthetic properties. The application of a small amount of clove essential oil to the dental abscess site can temporarily lead to the numbing of the area and easing of the pain. But there are quite a few drawbacks to the clove oil. This can have a strong smell and can spread to the other parts of the mouth accidentally. You may also have to go to the emergency room if you have a lot of clove oil. Ingesting a lot can lead to a variety of symptoms like a burning throat, shallow breathing, dizziness, and a rapid heartbeat.
- Garlic – Cultures from across the world have recognized garlic for having curative and preventive powers. Research has revealed that garlic can have effective treatment for a variety of diseases induced by bacteria like those of Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Salmonella. Garlic has also been considered to be used against tuberculosis, the multi-drug resistant ailment.
- Oregano Essential Oil– The oregano oil is an antioxidant and has antibacterial properties. This essential oil can be got from any drug or food store. It can reduce the infected tooth pain. For preventing irritation, you must dilute any essential oil with a type of carrier oil. For this, you should mix carrier oil (1 ounce) with oregano (few drops). You should moisten swab or cotton ball with this mixture (a few drops). For 2-3 minutes you should put the cotton ball on the area that is infected. Then do away with the cotton swab or ball. After that, leave it for about 10 minutes and then rinse. You should repeat this thrice per day.
- Honey – Honey has been an ointment that assists the wounds to heal and prevent and draw out the infection. Modern-day healthcare professionals have found this to be helpful in treating the burns, chronic wounds, bedsores, and skin grafts. The anti-bacterial effects of honey can be attributed to the content of the hydrogen peroxide. Nevertheless, ins spite of reduced content of hydrogen peroxide, manuka honey also fights off bacteria. Research reveals that honey can restrict almost 60 varieties of bacteria and also treats the wounds that are infected with MRSA or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
The above are some of the home remedies for treating tooth infections. But if these don’t work, you should consult with a reputed dentist without delay so that the real problem can be addressed and treated before it turns into an even more serious problem and wreaks havoc on your oral health.