ESSENTIAL OILS FOR TOOTH PAIN

“Really?…You can use essential oils for tooth pain?!” This‘s what my son commented when he saw me writing the title to this article on organic tooth and gum care.

We have all seen the TV ads for various forms of dental hygiene. The dental products in liquid or paste form are man-made chemicals that many of us believe we absolutely can’t live without to maintain healthy teeth and gums. But, some of them may actually not be good for us.

Did you know there is a range of natural oral care products that do everything the man-made oral hygiene products do…and more. At the top of the list are essential oils.

Essential oils are 100% natural and commonly used to prevent gum disease, tooth decay and biological imbalances in your mouth…and there are some especially effective essential oils for tooth pain.

If you’re curious, try using the following essential oils for tooth pain, also as natural whitening toothpaste, or an organic herbal mouthwash…and more. And, if you suddenly get a sharp pain in your tooth, there are several perfect essential oils for tooth pain right here…

Using Essential Oils for Tooth Pain & Oral Hygiene

How important is pleasant smelling breath? Most people are obsessed with maintaining a sweet breath, not only because it’s important in intimate situations…and it’s also an indicator of our our overall oral health.

But even if you are generally healthy you will from time-to-time have sore teeth or gums.

Try these essential oils for tooth pain concoctions for daily use and for the occasional oral problem.

ESSENTIAL OILS FOR TOOTH PAIN

The 5 Best Essential Oils for Tooth Pain and Oral Hygiene

Cinnamon Essential Oil

  • Long history for great medicinal properties
  • Has the greatest antimicrobial potency of all popular essential oils
  • Fights specific bacteria that causes tooth decay and the bacteria responsible in gum disease

Clove Essential Oil

  • Used in traditional Chinese medicine for soothing toothache for centuries
  • Has strong germicidal properties that inhibit pathogenic bacteria
  • Used by dentists to disinfect root canals
  • Has ability to inhibit growth of deviant strains of bacteria pathogens
  • An anesthetic and topical antiseptic

Myrrh Essential Oil

  • Acts as antiseptic and a soother
  • Traditionally used to support gum health
  • Heals mouth ulcers
  • Assists gum health by enhancing blood flow of blood

Peppermint Essential Oil

  • Extremely effective at eradicating bacteria that live in the low oxygen environments of  the mouth, and can cause gum disease

Spearmint Essential Oil

  • Similar properties to peppermint essential oil
  • Strong antiseptic, eliminating germs
  • Soothing to tender gums and helps oral tissues heal more quickly

Essential Oil Recipes for Oral Health

The essential oils above work even more powerfully when blended with other essential oils. See here how Lemon essential oil, Tea tree essential oil, and Chamomile essential oil (German and Roman) turn your single essential oils into highly effective mouthwash, gum treatment, and toothache or gum pain suppressant.

Lemon + Peppermint Mouthwash

  • Lemon – 4 drops
  • Peppermint – 2 drops
  • Stir or shake into a cup of clean water
  • Swish a mouthful of the organic mouthwash and spit it out

Gum Oil Therapy

  • Myrrh – 6 drops
  • Tea Tree – 10 drops
  • Peppermint – 1 drop
  • Swish a mouthful of the organic mouthwash and spit it out
  • Lemon – 3 drops
  • Almond oil or Coconut oil – 1 teaspoon
  • After brushing and using mouthwash mouthwash, apply a small amount to gums once daily

Breath Freshening Mouthwash

  • Myrrh – 2 drops
  • Tea Tree – 2 drops
  • Peppermint – 1 drop
  • ​4 to 8 ounces clean water
  • Swish in mouth after brushing teeth

Toothache Pain Treatment

Toothache is normally caused by a cavity forming and infecting bacteria enters the interior of the tooth and inflames the very sensitives nerves there.Cavities are actually decayed areas of teeth created by not using proper dental hygiene and by consuming high sugar and high acid drinks and snacks.

Untreated Cavities will worsen and in the worst cases can lead to an abscessed tooth or even tooth loss.

For temporarily treating symptoms of toothache and gum pain problems use Myrrh, German Chamomile, Peppermint and Tea Tree.

  • Combine a couple of drops of any of these oils with 2 ounces of warm water and swish in your mouth. Repeat several times daily
  • Use Clove essential oil diluted with a small amount of a carrier oil applied directly to the affected tooth
  • Myrrh essential oil is best for mouth sores…mix a couple of drops in a small amount of warm water and rinse in the mouth a few times daily
  • Add a drop Peppermint essential oil with 1 drop Roman Chamomile in 2 ounces of warm water and apply with a cotton ball to the affected tooth or gum area

All of the above suggested treatments using essential oils for tooth pain and gum pain are obviously short-term pain control and discomfort solutions. Visit a medical professional as soon as possible for the ultimate treatment.

Also, it is wise to use essential oils in the mouth with some caution. Test the oils on a small portion of your skin first, before general use. If there is an allergic reaction with any oil stop use immediately.