Natural Remedies for Relieving Pain In Broken Tooth: My husband has a broken tooth causing him severe pain and headache. His appointment and extraction is not for a week. What can I do to help him ease the pain until then?

You can only help to ease the pain from a broken tooth that is lined up for extraction to some extent, and this is the first thing you both should know and accept about the situation. It would be pointless to give him painkillers at this stage unless the dentist has advised you to do so. Painkillers have a tendency to lull patients into a false sense of well being and actually can end up damaging health further. You can try some easy home based solutions to ease your husband's problem instead. The first thing to do is to keep a cube of ice on the tooth. This will numb it and will take care of the pain for a while. It is also a probably safe and harmless method to use. One of the best and most effective remedies for curing toothaches is to apply clove oil to the tooth. You can take a small hard ball of cotton which has been completely dipped in the oil and place it on your tooth. This will help to cure the damage as well as kill the pain.

In order to make certain that the damage does not spread, you can rinse your mouth with dilute hydrogen peroxide, using one part peroxide and three parts water. This will also sanitize your mouth and rid it of any odors that may be present. Alternately, you can also use baking soda. The proportion would be a tablespoon of baking soda in a glass of water. In order to numb toothache, you can also apply pure extract of vanilla directly to the tooth. This will help with the pain. Likewise, pure almond extract is also known to work well with toothaches. You can also add a drop of lavender oil to this and then apply.

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