Aside from giving you potent breath, garlic is actually a powerful ally when it comes to dealing with toothaches. Garlic is a great natural home remedy for the pain associated with wisdom teeth coming in, abscessed teeth and tooth pain in general.
Garlic’s Antibacterial Properties Help Kill Tooth Pain
The National Institute of Health declares that garlic has “broad antiseptic” properties that can pretty much kill germs and bacteria on contact. It was actually used as an antiseptic for battlefield wounds and to stop gangrene during the First World War. Bacteria build up is something that can wreak havoc on your teeth and an infected tooth can cause a lot of pain. Garlic can help prevent infections in the mouth’s interior. By applying crushed or sliced garlic to where the pain is, you can help kill of the infection and nullify the pain.
As your wisdom teeth come in, garlic’s antiseptic properties can also help reduce the pain that is associated with them pushing out through your gum line. These same properties also make garlic a simple and effective for regular tooth pain. Abscesses are also caused by bacteria build up within the root cavity on the tooth. Garlic can work to kill off this infection and help leave you pain free until you can make it to the dentist and get a root canal
How to Use Garlic for Tooth Pain
Garlic that has been peeled or crushed placed directly on the spot where the pain is the best way to benefit from this home remedy. For wisdom teeth, place it directly between the emerging wisdom tooth and the gum line. For a toothache or an abscess, place the garlic directly onto the sore tooth.
For those of you who do not like the taste of raw garlic, you can combine the garlic with some olive oil in a dark glass jar. Let this steep for a few days then apply the garlic infused oil to the problem tooth. This is not going to be effective as applying raw, crushed garlic but it still might provide you some relief.
Word of Caution
While using garlic is a great way for temporary toothaches, if the pain is lasts more than a few days it is important to see a dentist. Bacteria from an infected tooth can end up entering the bloodstream and may end up being fatal if it is carried to the heart.
Yulia Berry is an independent health researcher and author of the best selling e-books Aloe – Your Miracle Doctor and ‘Pharmacy in Vegetables’. She distributes a weekly newsletter regarding great home remedies and has written dozens of natural health articles published on hundreds of websites worldwide. Yulia Berry’s new ebook Unlocked Secrets of Curative Garlic to be released soon.