Salt water is a natural disinfectant and can help to release the food particles stuck between the teeth. The concoction can also reduce inflammation and kill the harmful bacteria living on the gums that are responsible for bad breath and cavity.
How to use it: Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. Now take a sip of this mixture and swish around the mouth for a few seconds and then throw it.
Garlic is a superfood with a variety of medicinal properties. Commonly used for treating cold and flu, garlic contains allicin, which has antibacterial properties and is quite effective in treating tooth and gum pain. It kills bacteria responsible for dental plaque and also acts as a pain killer.
How to use it: Crush a garlic clove and apply the paste on your tooth or gum for some time. You can also chew a clove of fresh garlic for relief.
How to use it: Take two-three drops of essential oil in your fingers and massage your teeth with it.
How to use it: Take some natural Aloe gel and apply it to the painful area of the mouth and massage gently.
How to use it: Put a tea bag in boiled water for 5 minutes, then remove it and let it cool for a while. When the bag is still warm, apply it directly to the concerned area for 5 minutes.
When to see a dentist
It is easy to treat mild to moderate gum pain at home, but if the pain persists for more than 5 days then see a dentist.