Looking after our teeth is important if you want to keep them into old age. You only get one set of adult teeth! Of course, this means a regular visit to your dentist in Campsie, brushing twice a day, and flossing once.
However, even with the best intentions, your genes play a part and it is still possible to get a cavity or a gum infection. If left untreated this will allow bacteria to enter your tooth or gums. The bacteria create an infection that is likely to be very painful, especially when it hits the nerve inside your tooth. As the infection worsens pus will be produced.
You will need to see a dentist get antibiotics and eliminate the infection. However, the following home remedies will help to alleviate the pain until the dentist can fix the issue for you.
This is great for so many conditions because salt effectively kills bacteria. All you have to do is put a little salt in some boiling hot water and let it dissolve. Wait for the water to cool and then rinse your mouth with it. Pay particular attention to the painful abscess area.
Swish for a couple of minutes and make sure you spit the water out.
Time For Tea
Herbal teas have been used for thousands of years to treat a wide array of illnesses. It’s best to invest n medicinal teas that are already made, although you can make your own if necessary.
Simply brew the tea as you usually would to your desired strength. Then, let it cool enough to drink and start drinking. It can be swished around your mouth and you can swallow the tea. That means you’ll be better hydrated as well as looking after your infection.
Fenugreek and goldenseal are two teas well-worth trying.
Baking soda is fantastic for so many different things around the home, from cooking to cleaning. All you have to do is put half a teaspoon of baking soda in warm water and then rinse your mouth. It will reduce the pain in your mouth and can lower plaque levels!
It’s also possible to use less water and make a paste that you can apply directly to the affected tooth or gum.
Cloves are excellent at relieving pain. All you have to do is place one on the affected tooth or gum and hold it there. You will shortly notice the pain has gone as the clove numbs the area.
You can bite on it but you may find this makes it too hot to handle.
This is something else that has been used for many years n medicinal circles. Essential oils can be diluted in water and swished around your mouth. However, you’ll find the most effective if you put a couple of drops on some cotton wool and press it against the affected area.
Just make sure you use medicinal-grade oils.