By Natasha Gayle
If you’ve ever experienced a toothache before, you know it’s not an easy thing to endure. What makes it especially difficult is when you are unable to see a dentist right away so he/she can treat it.
However, there are ways to relieve some of the pain while you wait to see a dentist. Discover how you can use vanilla extract for toothache relief.
In general, a toothache is defined as any varying level of pain you might feel in your teeth or jaw. The pain can often be excruciating, especially if you let it go longer than you should. It can be caused by a number of things – a dental cavity, root exposure (also called receding gums), pulp inflammation and a dental abscess. These can all cause a toothache.
If that sounds pretty awful to you, you may be wondering how you can get rid of a toothache if you were to get one – or maybe you already have one. The best option for getting rid of a toothache is to visit a dentist. He/she will be able to see and understand what the root of the problem is and recommend treatment.
However, if you can’t get to a dentist right away and are looking for some type of toothache relief, try vanilla extract, which is one of the more effective toothache home remedies.
Fortunately for anyone suffering from a toothache, vanilla extract is a common household good that you’re bound to have on hand. It’s primarily used for cooking and baking, but it can also be used to help relieve your toothache, as long as it is pure vanilla extract (imitation vanilla may not be as effective).
Vanilla extract has antiseptic and analgesic properties, which is why it is so effective at relieving pain, though only temporarily. One of its properties, Eugenol, is often used in dental offices for temporary fillings.
Apply the cotton ball to the gums in the affected area. You may want to leave the cotton ball on the affected area for a few minutes.
(Repeat this application process as you need it.)
Impacted teeth or those associated with tumors can have a negative effect on your overall oral health if not extracted in a timely fashion.
If the pain lasts for more than two or three days without any signs of relief, see your dentist as soon as possible. This home remedy only offers temporary relief. It’s important to visit your dentist to find out what the root of the problem is to prevent further damage.
Looking for more toothache home remedy ideas? You’ll find many more here.