1. Saltwater Rinse
Rinsing your mouth with salt water is an easy and affordable option for temporary relief of your abscessed tooth. It can also promote wound healing and healthy gums.
- Mix 1/2 teaspoon of normal table salt with 1/2 cup of warm tap water.
- Rinse your mouth with the salt water.
- Try to swish it around inside your mouth for at least two minutes.
- Spit the water out.
- Repeat up to three times per day.
2. Baking Soda
Baking soda is another affordable option for treating an abscessed tooth. You may even already have some in your kitchen cabinet.
Baking soda is excellent for removing plaque in the mouth. It also has antibacterial properties.
- Mix 1/2 tablespoon of baking soda with 1/2 cup of water and a pinch of salt.
- Swish the mixture in your mouth for up to five minutes.
- Spit out and repeat until you’ve finished the mixture.
- You can repeat this up to two times per day.
3. Clove Oil
People have been using clove oil to help with tooth pain for thousands of years. Cloves are not only a delicious addition to baking and curries, it is good for easing the pain. Clove contains a strong chemical called eugenol. It is both an anesthetic and an antiseptic. This means that it numbs your nerves, and it also prevents further infection.
Garlic not only makes your food taste delicious, it can help ease the pain of a toothache. When you crush garlic cloves, they release allicin. This is a natural antibacterial agent, and it can help you with your tooth pain. Consider chewing on a piece of raw garlic, or rinsing with garlic water.
5. Room Temperature Cucumber
You may already know about cucumber’s soothing effects. This is the reason why so many people use it as a remedy for puffy eyes. It has hemostatic properties, which means that it helps to keep blood within a blood vessel.
Use cucumber on your tooth pain
- Slice a piece and hold it to the affected area.
- You can also make a mixture of cucumber and sea salt and use it as a paste on the tooth.
- Bring it up to room temperature before applying it to your sensitive teeth.
6. Cold Compress
If your face is swollen, put an ice pack on your cheek. It may help ease the pain, especially if you’ve chipped your chopper or knocked it loose. Swelling could also mean you have an abscess, a sac of pus and gunk deep in the roots of your tooth. This can cause serious infection in your jaw and other teeth. Signs include fever and red gums.
7. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel, which can be found within the succulent plant’s leaves, has long been used to heal burns and minor cuts. Some people now use the gel to clean and soothe gums.
Studies have shown that aloe vera has natural antibacterial qualities and can destroy germs that cause tooth decay.
- The gel should be applied to the painful area of the mouth and gently massaged.