Are you waking up with an excruciating tooth pain every day? Are your teeth sensitive to hot and cold food items? Are your gums swollen? Do you feel a sharp pain or pressure in your teeth while biting down on your food?
If your answer is a definite 'yes' to most of these questions, then it is highly likely that you are suffering from 'root canal pain'.
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A root canal is a space in the centre of a teeth, which consists of blood vessels that keep the tooth healthy. When these blood vessels get infected, it might lead to a damage of the teeth enamel, known as Dentin, causing a lot of pain and discomfort.
To get rid of the root canal infection, cavities must be taken care of and treated suitably to avoid major dental issues.
In extreme cases, a root canal surgery is conducted by a dentist to permanently eliminate the pain.
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Also, root canal pain can be controlled and reduced right in the comfort of your homes, with minimal expenses, using ingredients that are available easily! Read on to know more about these home remedies.
Although the pungent odour of onions in your mouth might be an off-putting idea, this remedy is known to reduce root canal pain effectively due to its antiseptic quality. All you have to do is to take a freshly cut piece of onion and place it near the affected area of your mouth for some time.
A commonly found spice in most kitchens, clove is also used in treating a lot of teeth-related ailments. It comes with anti-bacterial properties that kill germs that cause infections and pain. You can place a clove near the affected tooth and allow its juice to relieve your root canal pain!
- You can also massage the affected area with some clove oil.
- A paste can be made from ground cloves and water and can be applied on to the infected area.
3. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is popularly used in many herbal cosmetic products. It is known to reduce acne and tone the skin effectively. In addition, tea tree oil is also beneficial in relieving root canal pain.
Add a few drops of tea tree oil to a glass of warm water and gargle your mouth using this solution for a few minutes, your pain will be noticeably reduced!
The cooling effect of the cucumber successfully reduces the sharp shooting pain and sensitivity created due to the root canal inflammation, as it comes with anti-inflammatory properties. Just place a slightly cold piece of cucumber on the affected area and leave it on until you experience some relief.
5. Olive Oil
Since olive oil is known to posses anti-inflammatory properties, it can surely help treat the root canal pain. You can take a cotton swab, dip it in olive oil and place it near the affected area. You can feel the soothing effect of olive oil in no time.
6. Garlic Juice
Just like onion, garlic may not have a pleasant odour, but it can definitely help in soothing the root canal pain. It also possesses anti-bacterial properties which eliminates infection. You can either place a piece of garlic on the affected area or you can gargle your mouth (concentrating on the infected part) with garlic juice for a few times in a day.
Apart from being known as the "fun beverage", alcohol also comes with certain remedial properties and is used in small amounts in a few medicines. Alcohol is known to reduce pain, infections and inflammation, since it has analgesic properties.
You can gargle your mouth with an alcoholic beverage and hold it in for a few minutes before rinsing your mouth to reduce the root canal pain. The use of an alcohol-based mouth wash is recommended.
8. Plantain Leaves
Make a paste out of crushed plantain leaves and water, apply it on to the affected area of your mouth and leave it on for a few minutes, then rinse your mouth with clean water or a medicated mouth wash. The anti-inflammatory property found in these leaves is known to reduce pain.
A very common kitchen ingredient, asafoetida, also comes in handy when you are suffering from root canal pain. It is known to regulate blood flow to the affected area, thus relieving the ache.
Make a paste out of asafoetida and a few drops of lemon juice, apply it on to the affected area, leave it on for a few minutes and rinse your mouth with some clean water.
Vinegar or apple cider vinegar comes with anti-bacterial properties that can reduce infection and pain, especially when it comes to healing dental-related ailments. You can dip a cotton swab in vinegar and place it near the affected area for 15 minutes. Then rinse your mouth well with clean water. This remedy is more effective when practised regularly.