It can be an absolute nightmare if your tooth or root is damaged. Quite often, excruciating pain can often be felt for days.
Possible cause for sudden toothaches are:
- Broken teeth
- Missing teeth
- Incorrectly installed crowns
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Temporomandibular joint disorders
If you have a toothache, there’s no need to feel helpless. In emergency cases, there is a way to temporarily relieve your pain right at home. And while the following measure should in no way replace a visit to the dentist, it will certainly help to make the pain more bearable until professional help is available.
You will need:
- 1/2 tsp. clove powder
- 1/2 tsp. coconut oil
Clove powder contains eugenol, which effectively relieves pain. Coconut oil has antimicrobial properties, and therefore acts as an anti-inflammatory.
Mix the two ingredients in a bowl until they form a paste. Using a pipette or small brush, apply the paste to the painful area. For the best results, repeat the process three times a day.
If you are experiencing tooth pain and cannot get to the dentist immediately, you should know that this treatment has helped many people. And because this remedy is completely natural, there is nothing to lose! If worse comes to worst, it never hurts to have these ingredients at hand.
Here's a great video re-cap of the remedy and the health benefits of clove and coconut oil: