Toothaches are usually caused by infections in the tooth, or supporting structures, which irritate and inflame the nerve, leading to pain. Proper dental hygeine is of the utmost importance. See a dentist for a complete health program for the teeth and gums.
The most important preventative measure is to avoid all forms of simple sugar in the diet; proper protein nutrition is also of value. Adrenal insufficiency can also play a role in this disease.
Treatment Plan for Toothache
Herbal support includes anodynes, adrenal tonics, and soothing anti-inflammatory poultices around the infected tooth. Immune stimulants are also valuable, and long-term probiotic intestinal gardening to discourage oral pathogens has been said to be beneficial in balancing the flora in the mouth. For symptomatic relief of a toothache, white willow bark extract internally can be of some help, but probably more effective is a liberal local application of numbing, anaesthetic herbs. Applying hot water compresses externally often brings surprisingly good results, as does applying 4-5 drops of osha tincture on a small cotton pad and placing it at the root of the infected tooth.
Herbal Remedies for Toothache
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The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.