Even though stomatology has developed a lot, many people are still afraid to go to the dentist.

One of the unwanted reasons to visit the dentist is the toothache, which mainly occurs due to an infection, a rotting tooth, a cracked tooth, gum disease, cavities, an exposed tooth root or a loose filling. The pain can be very strong and seemingly never-ending, but fortunately there are a number of natural homemade treatments to help.

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In this article we give you some of the most effective home remedies against a toothache that can also help with treating dental abscess and dental infections.

Garlic

One of the most popular home toothache remedies is the garlic which has been used in this purpose for ages. Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which gives it its antibiotic properties. When you crush garlic, it releases allicin, which slows down the bacterial activity. Apply it directly on the affected tooth or chew it. Use crushed garlic or garlic powder. Repeat this for a few days.

Cloves

Being one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory remedies with an antibacterial and antioxidant property, cloves are very popular for relieving toothache. Cloves are very effective in treating toothache and a sore throat because they contain eugenol, a phenylpropene which gives the cloves anesthetic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The easiest way to use the cloves is the clove oil, which can be rubbed with a cotton ball on the sore tooth or as a mouthwash.

Oil pulling

Ever since Ayurvedic medicine, rinsing the mouth with oil was used to alleviate toothache. It is usually done with sunflower or sesame oil. Just put a spoon of any of these oils in your mouth, swish it for about 15-20 minutes and the problem will disappear in a few days. Besides being a popular toothache remedy it has been proven that this dental technique also improves the overall oral health.

Curcuma

Curcuma is a plant known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Just a spoon of curcuma powder in a small quantity of filtered water is enough to make a healing paste, which can  be directly applied on the sore spot or put on a cotton ball and then in the mouth. You can mix it with honey or a cayenne pepper. Consuming curcuma and curcuma supplements can be useful as well.

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