Medicinal plant remedies for toothache

Herbal treatment of toothache

How to treat tooth pain

In the treatment of the dental problems a visit the dentist comes first, so that he or she determines what is the real problem.

We must not forget that the presence of many microorganisms in tooth decay can affect other parts of the body. Other times the real causes of tooth pain are symptoms of diseases in other organs that need a specific treatment.

Phytotherapy: Medicinal plant remedies for toothache

The treatments described below are described primarily as “natural resources” that people can use to overcome the pain in the previous hours before the visit to the dentist or as a complement to dental treatment if the specialist considers it appropriate.

The use of phytotherapy concentrates in using those plants with one double purpose:

  • Reduce the inflammation of the the affected area
  • Calm the pain. Among the many plants that can be used, we will mention the following:

Internal use herbal preparations for toothache

Lemon balm
Because of its narcotic and analgesic properties, lemon balm is used to treat toothache
  • Willow: (Salix sp.) For its salicin content, the principle of aspirin. (Decoction of a pinch (2 gr.) from the dried bark per cup of water. Take two or three cups a day. Children from 4-10 years, half dose) Do not take if allergic to aspirin. One use prolonged it can irritate the stomach.
  • Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) Its slightly narcotic effect, in addition to their analgesic properties, can be used to numb the nasty toothache. (Infusion of a tablespoon per cup of water for 15 minutes. 3 or 4 glasses per day)

Mouthwashes and rinses for toothache

  • Chamomile: (Matricaria chamomilla) Mouthwashes with the infusion of the dry plant as many times a day as desired.
  • Ginger (Zingiber officinale) (Infusion of a handful of ginger root in a liter of water. Wet and apply a hot compress for 15 0 20 minutes on the joints. Repeat the treatment every six hours) (Rub the painful area oil of ginger mixed with almond oil)
  • Clove: (Zyzygum aromaticum) Wet a small piece of cotton with a drop of clove oil and apply on the aching tooth. Do not swallow. Do not use too much oil of cloves to prevent burning the fleshy area around the tooth.
  • Swedish bitter: Mouthwashes with this preparation diluted in water. (It can be found at health food stores and health food stores)
  • Arnica: mouthwashes with the resulting liquid of mixing a teaspoon of arnica extract and a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water. Do not to swallow.
  • Parsley: (Petroselinum crispum)
  • Garlic: (Allium sativum) Boil for 2 minutes two or three crushed garlic in a glass of vinegar. Make mouthwashes.
  • Lavender (lavandula sp), mint (Mentha arvensis, Mentha piperita, Mentha rotundifolia, etc.) and mullein (Verbascum thapsus): Its antibacterial properties are particularly appropriate for toothache. (Put a couple of drops of oil of these plants inside the tooth with a cotton cover later)
  • Elder: (Sambucus nigra) Vaporization of the decoction of a handful of flowers in water.
  • Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) (Infusion of four tablespoons of dried plant per liter of water. Rinse your teeth with the liquid resulting from the infusion).

If the tooth pain respond to a problem of grinding your teeth, apply one of the following remedies for bruxism.

– See also remedies for tooth decay.

Oil of lavender
Oil of lavender can be used to be applied on a painful tooth]

Hydrotherapy for toothache:

The use of hydrotherapy may be suitable for toothache.The alternate application of heat and cold can help to relieve pain. To do this, apply a hot compress on the painful area, remove it and then apply an ice pack.

If there is swelling, it is NOT desirable to apply heat because heat may aggravate inflammation. In this case one should apply cold. However, it should be noted that there are people who are very sensitive to cold on the teeth and its application can cause more pain.


Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

26 September, 2022

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