Toothache is an indication of tooth decay and is a very common problem. It is mainly caused due to the inflammation of tooth pulp. A toothache, also known as odontalgia or, less frequently, as odontalgy, is an aching pain in or around a tooth.
Not many people are aware of the fact that several herbs can be used in the relief of toothache pain. Natural herbs such as cloves, calendula, tarragon, and yarrow can be used to help relieve th pain until you can get to the dentist. The severity of a toothache can range from chronic, mild to sharp, and unbearable. The pain can intensify or get aggravated by eating and drinking hot and cold beverage and foods. The weather can also aggravate the situation.
When toothache occurs, avoid sweet, cold or hot drinks for this can help prevent pain from pulpitis. Biting cloves or rubbing clove oil on your tooth is very good for toothache. Mixture of crushed clove and peanut butter will provide great relief. Apply this to the hurting tooth and keep it in there for some time.
After every meal, chew a little salt and gargle with water. Soft brush can be used to clean the particles caught between the teeth and the gums. Make it habit to clean the teeth every morning and before retiring to bed. In India, people use thin twig of a Babul, Banyan or a Neem tree (known as Datoon) as a brush. First it is to be crushed to make it soft and then use it like a brush.
Try putting whisky on some cotton wool and placing it on the tooth. Try Rescue Remedy for help. It is a combination of Bach Flower Essences and is available at almost all healthfood stores. Oil of cloves would really help a lot ,you put it on a small ball of cotton wool and place it on the tooth. Drops of vanilla extract on the sore tooth are also a powerful remedy. Chew up a piece of ice on the aching side of the mouth area, although in the event of cavity this may make it hurt much more! If the discomfort is extented and significant, pain relievers may offer some relief.
A toothache may be sharp, throbbing, shooting, or constant. If the tooth is not properly treated, it will eventually have to be extracted.