It never fails that the throbbing pain in your child's tooth only happens late at night when all dentist offices are closed. It's Murphy's Law. So what are you supposed to do to help ease your child's pain when you've already given them the proper dose of their pain reliever? You don't have to let watch your child suffer. There are actually a few tricks you can do right at home that will ease the pain and help your child get some much-needed rest.
Tea Tree Oil
The main reason why your child's tooth is hurting is because of bacteria. Your child probably has a cavity that you were not aware of. What is happening is the bacteria is growing inside of the cavity, making it sore and very sensitive. Once you kill the bacteria, you will reduce the pain. Tea tree oil is a natural anti-bacterial, so it will clean out the infection in the tooth.
Drop two to three drops of tea tree oil on a cotton ball and apply it directly to the sore tooth. Have your child hold the cotton ball in place for three to five minutes. You don't want to use more than three drops of the oil, because it can cause nausea if swallowed and you don't want to mess with vomit on top of a toothache and sleepless child.
Potato slices are also a great way to reduce the pain of a toothache. Potatoes are an alkaline and remove any acids that are eating away at the affected tooth. It is also a natural anti-bacterial and antiseptic. So while it's cleaning out the infection, it is naturally numbing the area so your child can get some comfort.
Cut a thin slice from a potato, sprinkle a little salt over it. Place it over your child's tooth and have them bite down, releasing the juice and letting it seep into the area. The salt adds to the power of the potato because it cleans out the tooth, killing the bacteria and infection that is growing.
Though your child might not like the taste, an onion is always a powerful way to get rid of a toothache fast and effectively. The juice in an onion contains antimicrobial and antiseptic properties and will reduce the pain of the toothache. It will also kill the bacteria and clean out the infection.
Chop an onion into cubes. Place two or three small cubes on the tooth that hurts and have your child bite down so the tooth can absorb the onion juice. Have your child keep the onion in their mouth for five minutes before spitting out. Afterward, you can give your child cool water to rinse the taste out.
By using one of the methods listed above, you can help ease the pain of the toothache so you and your child can get some much-needed sleep.
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