There is nothing more irritating than a dull toothache. It can last for ages and it slowly drives you mad. You can’t eat, you can’t sleep and the pain is always distracting you when you’re trying to concentrate. At night it’s the worst. There is nothing but the pain. You slowly get weaker and weaker until you can’t do anything but pray for relieve.
The easiest way is to go to a dentist and to let the true professional tell you how to manage the pain. But what if you can’t go right away, what if you are hiking, or camping. This dumb pain can ruin your vacation like nothing else. Thank God that the nature has its remedies even for this dreadful problem.
One way to tackle the toothache is with onion. Yes, your breath won’t be fresh as a summer night’s breeze, but sure as hell beats feeling this awful pain even for a second longer. All you have to do is take a piece of onion at the first sign of toothache and chew it for several minutes. The pain will go away, but the tooth won’t be miraculously cured so after that visit a dentist as soon as possible. If you are not able to chew, just place some raw onion on the bad tooth and leave it for a while.
The secret of the relieve is that the onion has antimicrobial properties. It can kill the germs causing the pain thus stopping it.
Another natural ingredient that can ease your pain is the garlic. As with the onions your breath may not be so pleasant afterwards, but there won’t be any more pain, and that’s the important think. Many nations around the world know the medical properties of the garlic, and in Eastern Europe they even use it to prevent cold and to enhance their immunity. The secret of the garlic is in its antibiotic properties that can be very effective in number of health problems. Toothache is one of them.
Take a few cloves of garlic and crush it. Mix it with some table salt and apply it directly on the affected area. Soon you will feel the pain fading away. The salt is used only to blunt the acute taste of the garlic, so if you can endure it, it’s best to just chew on some garlic. Keep in mind that a lasting effect can be obtained only if you repeat this treatment for several days.
Ice cubes are also a good way to relive the pain from a toothache. Note that this is only a temporary measure till you get to a professional. The coldness of the ice will numb your nerve endings thus preventing you from feeling the pain. The problem will be still there though. It’s the perfect measure you can take to numb your pain on the way to the dentist. Just put some ice in a cloth and hold it near on your cheek next to the aching tooth. Be careful though. If there are any exposed nerves, contact with the ice will result in a great deal of pain.
At the end you should always consult a dentist as soon as possible, because the problem in your tooth can be serious and may need stronger remedies.