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How to Handle a Painful Tooth Until You See the Dentist

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POSTED ON April 26, 2022

Author: Enna Cue

If you’re dealing with a throbbing and painful tooth , you’re probably scrambling for ways to ease your discomfort until you can get to your dental care provider. Thanks to proven home remedies involving salt and warm water rinse, wheatgrass juice, or hydrogen peroxide for toothaches, you can calm your problematic tooth down and reduce its inflammation.

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Ways to Ease a Painful Tooth

Salt and Warm Water Rinse

Rinsing with warm salt water helps loosen food particles lodged in cavities between teeth soothe pain, , and reduce swelling. Moreover, since salt is a natural disinfectant, it speeds up the healing process for those who have oral wounds or periodontal disease.

You can make a saltwater rinse by dissolving one teaspoon of salt in one cup of lukewarm water. Once it’s ready, swish the solution around in your mouth and over your teeth for at least 30 seconds before spitting it out. You may repeat the process as often as you need.

Wheatgrass Juice Rinse

Wheatgrass contains high levels of a pigment called chlorophyll, which limits the growth of many types of bacteria and prevents infection. Moreover, wheatgrass is also known for its anti-inflammatory properties that can effectively reduce gum inflammation associated with prolonged exposure to sugar or tooth infection.

To use wheatgrass juice as a home remedy for tooth pain, start by grinding two teaspoons of fresh wheatgrass coarsely before transferring it to a cup. Add 1½ tablespoon of water and mix the mixture thoroughly before you rinse your mouth with it two times a day until the pain eases up.

Hydrogen Peroxide Rinse

Most people know about hydrogen peroxide’s ability to clean out skin sores and cuts. However, did you know that besides killing harmful bacteria in your mouth, this solution also helps clean plaque from your teeth and heal your gums? To make a hydrogen peroxide rinse, mix a 50/50 solution of 3% hydrogen peroxide in a glass of lukewarm water before using it as a regular mouthwash.

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