Toothache: treatment and prevention. Valuable tips and natural remedies to relieve pain without causing side effects for our body.
Anyone who has faced at least once in their own toothache, a symptom that when it strikes can create many problems. Generally, the pain is often due to dental problems: caries, dental abscess, gingivitis, periodontitis. Regardless of the cause that triggered the pain, it is good to contact the dentist to develop the correct diagnosis.
Toothache, natural remedies
Generally, we are led to take anti-inflammatory or analgesic drugs to calm the pain as soon as possible; the effects are fast but can be harmful to the health of our body. As an alternative to drugs, we can use some natural remedies, the so-called "grandmother's remedies". They are simple to prepare at home and perfectly able to relieve toothache without causing side effects to our body! Take note!
Since ancient times, cloves were highly valued for their anti-inflammatory and soothing power. According to some research, this spice
it is a very effective remedy for toothache, even in the presence of infection. To exploit its properties we can make a clove infusion to be applied as a compress on the painful area. With cloves, we can also make an infusion to be used as a mouthwash for rinses.
Another very popular spice for its beneficial properties is turmeric! It is widely used in the treatment of various ailments thanks to curcumin, an active ingredient contained in this spice with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
As for its use against toothache, we can make a turmeric infusion to be applied as a compress on the area affected by pain.
Continuing with the natural ingredients, it is necessary to mention ginger. Thanks to gingerol, a substance contained in it, ginger is effective in calming toothaches. This active ingredient has a high anti-inflammatory and analgesic action.
Water and salt
Among the most immediate and simple solutions to relieve toothache, there is salt. Just gargle with water and salt to reduce inflammation, clean your teeth and soothe the pain. But let's see how to proceed
- Dissolve a teaspoon of sea salt or Himalayan salt in a cup of boiling water.
- Mix well and let cool, or at least wait for it to cool.
- After the necessary time, rinse with this preparation, each 30 seconds, taking care that the solution reaches the affected area.
- Repeat every 15 minutes until you notice improvement
N.B .: it is preferable to use one of these two types of salt instead of common salt which is poor in minerals and trace elements.
By applying ice, we have vasoconstriction which helps relieve pain and calms the pain receptors.
This remedy is also quite quick and at the same time effective in case of acute inflammation. Just apply ice right on the aching tooth for a few minutes. By doing so, you will have a temporary analgesic effect, without having to resort to any medicine.
To avoid the most common dental pathologies and the consequent toothache it is good to do a good prevention which consists in following some healthy habits. Let's see them together!
- Avoid or moderate the consumption of food and drinks that can damage dental enamel: the constant consumption of acidic foods and sugary drinks or candies inevitably lead to erosion of the enamel causing the development of tooth decay and tartar
- Perform proper dental hygiene with a toothbrush, toothpaste, dental floss, mouthwashes. Teeth should be cleaned at least 3 times a day after main meals, waiting about an hour after the end of the meal: this avoids food acids and brush rubbing from damaging the enamel too much
- Avoid smoking and alcohol: they can cause chronic inflammation of the buccal mucosa and teeth, with delayed healing of infectious or inflammatory processes.
- In case of dental plaque and tartar, perform professional cleaning of the teeth in order to prevent caries, tartar and other problems from developing.
If the pain persists for several days it is good to consult your doctor before undergoing treatment, especially if you are taking any medicines!