Toothache and swollen gums – Home remedies

To those who have cavities in their teeth, they are used to tooth aches and pains. Swollen gums can be caused due to multiple resasons. Sharing some of the tips that has worked for me over years.

There are different types of pains and aches that can occur in the mouth / teeth.

  1. Gum pain: If you have swollen gums and you need to soothe the pain as soon as possible – Dentist appointment is taking time and you / your children need to be able to speak comfortably soon.. then use this quick tip. Take a pinch of asafoetida and mix it with a few drops of water to make a thick paste. Apply the paste on the outer side of the gum area (on the cheek). Wait for about 20-30 minutes and wash it off. The gum pain subsides. Orajel is another alternative.
  2. Sides of tongue have blisters: Apply few drops of castor oil on the sides where there are blisters, wait for 15 minutes and gargle with warm salt water. Check your diet and see if you are eating too much of fatty food and balance your diet. The blisters will go away.
  3. Blisters on the inside of your cheeks: Mix a spoon of ghee with some sugar and apply that mixture on the blisters (inside of cheek). This should have a soothing effect. Check your diet and reduce fatty and spicy food. Eating a banana for 2-3 days helps as well.
  4. Sensitive teeth: Cloves are a big help for sensitive teeth. Chew on 1-2 pieces of cloves. It should help reduce the sensitivity.
  5. Tooth pain: This is a tough one! Numbing the pain till we get to the dentist is the best case.

In the picture above, with the tip of your thumb press the respective finger tip as mentioned below. Within a few minutes, the unbearable pain will reduce and become numb.

Tooth numbersFinger tips to press for 3-4 minutes
1, 2, 31, 32 (Right side)With the tip of your right thumb, press the tip of your right little finger
3, 4, 29, 30 (Right side)With the tip of your right thumb, press the tip of your right ring finger
5, 6, 27, 28 (Right side)With the tip of your right thumb, press the tip of your right middle finger
7, 8, 25, 26 (Right side)With the tip of your right thumb, press the tip of your right index finger
15, 16, 17, 18 (Left side)With the tip of your left thumb, press the tip of your left little finger
13, 14, 19, 20 (Left side) With the tip of your left thumb, press the tip of your left ring finger
11. 12. 21. 22 (Left side)With the tip of your left thumb, press the tip of your left middle finger
9, 10, 23, 24 (Left side) With the tip of your left thumb, press the tip of your left index finger

Have been using these across generations for the past the few decades!

Hope you use these as quick tips to relieve yourself of pain and never as an alternative to visit your dentist 🙂

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