A sudden toothache? The causes can be different: the advice is to run as soon as possible from a dentist, because the intervention of a good specialist, in which to place his trust, is essential for the care and maintenance of a healthy mouth.
The pain of toothache can be really hard to bear. Here are 10 small natural remedies that will help you fight inflammation and feel better thanks to the power of nature.
1 Vinegar When the gums are inflamed dilute half a glass of water with a tablespoon of vinegar can be an easy and practicable solution anywhere to perform rinses. Apple vinegar can be used as a natural mouthwash with a disinfectant effect.
2 Salt The principle of salt solution belongs to a very ancient knowledge. Thanks to the action of salt, able to disinfect and deflate, it is possible to give relief also to an abscess. Prepare a teaspoon of salt and pour in water not too hot, then rinse your mouth being careful not to swallow.
3 Mauve Traditionally the flowers of this plant with intense colors, between light blue and bright pink, were used in infusions against inflammation of teeth and skin. You can use the mallow infusion for soothing rinses or as a compress to apply to the inflamed part.
4 Cloves Thanks to its analgesic, antiseptic and antispasmodic properties, cloves are a powerful ally against the pain of toothache. Use the essential oil: it has an anesthetic effect and will relieve the inflamed mouth. Dilute in water then gently dab with gauze.
5 Echinacea This perennial herb stimulates the immune response and has great healing power. It has an anti-fungal and antibacterial action, fights infections and promotes tissue healing. Echinacea extract can be applied on the painful part or used for gargling.
6 Myrrh Thanks to its antiseptic and healing properties, myrrh essential oil is invaluable when we wish to placate the inflammation of the oral cavity. You can also use the mother tincture, ideal for gargle and in case of a sore throat .
7 Chamomile Calming and able to soothe inflammation, chamomile can be used in infusion or mouthwash. Add fresh mint leaves or a drop of essential oil: immediate relief thanks to the refreshing effect.
8 Vanilla Applied on the sore part, the vanilla extract is an old grandmother’s remedy against inflammation and toothache. Used in fillings, its properties are known to popular tradition, which has always used it for the treatment of pain during the dentition of children.
9 Tea tree oil Universal remedy, the tea tree has many properties. Pour a few drops of essential oil into the water and rinse or apply a drop to the inflamed part. Alternatively, the essential oil of lavender: calming, antiseptic, healing.
10 Tea Prepare an infusion, then put the sachet in the fridge and use it for a cold compress. Thanks to the presence of tannins it will have an astringent effect. Furthermore, low temperatures help to reduce inflammation. You can add on the sachet a drop of essential oil of mint, myrrh, anise or basil.