Natural treatment for pain relief and jaw swelling due to abscessed & broken tooth

The following natural remedies can be tried at home for pain relief:

  • A sore jaw should be treated as a sore body part. Try giving the jaw some rest.
  • Then apply cold compress to the jaw for around 20 min. repeat the process and when necessary to relieve the soreness
  • If the soreness still exists after two days then try the heat pack. The methodology remains the same as prescribe for the cold pack i.e. applying it for 20 mins. and replying it again when soreness persists
  • Avoid eating anything that is hard, limit your diet to only soft foods like boiled veggies and cheese. You also go for fruit juices as they do not need munching at all.
  • Avoid caffeine and coffee loaded beverages at they are known for making the nervous system more sensitive to pain
  • Take Vitamin C supplements
  • Meditation is also a great technique to ease the pain
  • Also performing those activities, which are pleasurable like listening to soothing music or taking a warm water bath, will help relax your facial muscles thus reducing the chances of clenching your teeth while sleeping
  • You can also take a slice of potato and place it on the abscess for a couple of hours. This will reduce the swelling
  • Above all a visit to the dentist is always recommended

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