By Dr MS Krishnamurthy MD(Ayu), PhD.
During toothache (tooth pain), pain killers or anti inflammatory drugs help, but they come with a set of side effects. You need to consult the dentist to get to the root cause of tooth pain and get it fixed. Till such time, a few home remedies come in handy to keep the pain under check.
If the cause of tooth pain is local inflammation, then the below Ayurvedic home remedies will help you in getting rid of pain and inflammation.
1. Medicated traditional oil for tooth ache:
5 gram each of baking soda, table salt and pepper powder are taken and fine powder is made.
This is added to 25 ml of mustard oil and heated for 2-3 minutes. When the froth appears it is taken out of the fire, filtered and stored.
When there is toothache, 1 – 2 ml of this oil is applied to the cotton and kept beneath over the gum for 5-10 minutes. Good comfort is observed by this, immediately.
2. Tooth ache powder:
seeds of chilly-10,
mustard seeds 1 spoon are taken together and fine powder is made and mixed well.
When there is tooth pain, this powder is mixed with a little salt water and paste is made. This paste is retained on the paining area. Cotton or thin cloth also can be used to retain it for long.
Caution: Avoid using it in children. Avoid swallowing it.
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3. Garlic paste recipe:
1-2 seeds of garlic is taken and fried with sesame oil.
To this 1-2 pepper or long pepper and a clove are added and pounded well.
Then this is squeezed. This yields an oily exudate (semi solid product).
This is applied to the cotton and retained near the affected teeth.(Some add tobacco also; as it is injurious to the health it is not recommended)
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So, above remedies give at least temporary pain relief when there is dental caries. But in some cases of local swelling due to injury etc, it may relieve the pain completely. Try it and share your experience with us.
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