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Tea Tree Oil for Toothache

Tea Tree Oil for Oral Health

Widely known for its healing properties, tea tree oil was first discovered by the indigenous people of eastern Australia hundreds of years ago. It’s antibacterial and antiviral benefits were used to cure skin problems, but more recently this medicinal oil has shown to improve oral health conditions.

 

What Is Tea Tree Oil

The term "tea tree oil" refers to the pure essential oil of a shrubby tree in the genus Melaleuca, typically Melaleuca alternifolia, an Australian shrubby tree. The advantages of fragrance oils and blended essential oils are not comparable to those of pure tea tree essential oil. The plant's volatile oil is traditionally used in home treatments and has a strong, camphorous aroma.

It turns out that this ubiquity is supported by science; numerous clinical investigations have demonstrated the oil's antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties, as well as some preliminary evidence of its anti-inflammatory properties.

 

Tea Tree Oil for Tooth Pain 

Derived from the leaves of the Melaleuca tree, tea tree oil has been known to help slow tooth decay, prevent gum inflammation and freshen breath by killing odor-causing bacteria. It's also a powerful antiseptic, which makes it great for treating gum pain and toothaches. 

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Signs and Symptoms of a Toothache 

  • Sharp, throbbing or constant pain
  • Swelling around the tooth
  • Fever or headache
  • Bad-tasting discharge
  • Difficulty chewing and drinking

Tooth Pain Causes 

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How Can I Use Tea Tree Oil For Oral Care?

Some people recommend using tea tree oil to make homemade mouthwashes and toothpastes, with the proviso that it must always be entirely spit out and never consumed. If you think it's a risky idea, a simpler option to use tea tree oil could be to hunt for goods that include it and ask your dentist about those particular products. Consider keeping them out of reach or choosing products with different sorts of active components if there are family members who might not be aware that these items shouldn't be swallowed, such as children.

More Natural Remedies for Toothache

  1. Directly apply 2-3 drops of tea tree oil onto the gums surrounding the infected tooth twice each day until pain subsides. 
  2. Add 2-3 drops of tea tree oil to a glass of water. Swish around your mouth for a minute or two and expel. 
  3. Spritz the affected area with an organic tea tree oil mouth spray made with ingredients like aloe vera juice.

If the pain persists or worsens we recommend visiting your dentist as soon as possible.

Tea Tree Oil Toothbrush Tip

Keep your toothbrush clean and fresh by dabbing on a bit of tea tree oil between uses -- this helps keep germs and bacteria away. Even though this may extend the life of your toothbrush, make sure to replace it every three months. 

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FAQs

1. Can you use tea tree oil on a toothache?

If you are experiencing a toothache, you may be looking for ways to find relief from the pain. Tea tree oil is a popular home remedy for pain relief. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that may help to reduce inflammation and kill bacteria that may be causing the toothache. You can use tea tree oil as a cold compress or apply it directly to the affected area. Be sure to dilute the oil with water before applying it directly to your skin.

2. Is tea tree oil Good for tooth infection?

Tea tree oil is a natural antibacterial and antiseptic that can be used to treat various infections, including gum disease. Tea tree oil has been shown to reduce pain and inflammation associated with gum disease. It may also help to kill the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum infection. Tea tree oil can be applied directly to the gums using a cotton swab or added to water and used as a mouth rinse.

3. Can you put tea tree oil directly on gums?

When you have a painful tooth, the temptation can be to put tea tree oil directly on your gums. But is this a good idea? And if not, what else can you do to ease the pain?

Tea tree oil is a popular essential oil that has been shown to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. This means that it may be helpful in treating oral infections. However, there is little research on whether or not it is safe to put tea tree oil directly on gums.

There are other essential oils that may be helpful for easing tooth pain. These include clove oil, peppermint oil, and lavender oil. All of these oils have been shown to have antimicrobial properties. They may also help to numb the area and reduce inflammation.

4. Can you put tea tree in your mouth?

A natural treatment for skin conditions has been using tea tree oil for thousands of years. Research suggests that tea tree oil may be beneficial for treating some skin conditions. Because it is toxic if eaten, it should never be used in or near the mouth.

5. Will Oil Pulling help an infected tooth?

Besides easing inflammation behind bleeding gums, oil pulling can also reduce plaque build-up. In addition, gum abscess pain can be effectively reduced with this treatment.

6 Responses

Ceadda

Ceadda

January 04, 2021

I had a sore tooth because my wisdom tooth is broke. Normally it don’t cause pain but I foolishly ate gummy bears that were a brand that’s really tough to chew. My wisdom tooth didn’t like that… got irritated and began hurting. Normally just brushing with some anti-sensitive toothpaste works but this time the pain persisted. I tossed the gummy bears out and before buying medicine for my tooth I realized I have tea tree oil for bug bites and other occasional skin conditions so I looked it up online to see if anyone’s tried it on a toothache. After realizing many people do with success, I just dabbed a little on the tooth and gums with a Qtip and within a few minutes the pain decreased from an annoying 6 dull ache to a manageable 2 very mild ache within minutes.
I already stopped consuming sugar a year ago other than what’s in fruits and just brush after meals. Never thought some gummy bears could irritate it that bad. Until I get the tooth removed, I’ll need to be more careful not to give into the temptation to buy any candy.

But yeah, tea tree oil is a miracle. I’ll be sure to add it to warm water, swish with it after brushing from now on instead of alcohol based mouth washes that seem like that might be too harsh on gums.

Eric

Eric

September 29, 2020

I used this stuff to repell bugs lol..
had a bottle in hand,i have a very painfull broken molar.tried rinsing mouth with 3 drops and water.Pain was instantly gone.it works,Thank you.

Kimberly

Kimberly

July 08, 2020

Wow, I was awakened by throbbing pain. I tried swishing with warm salt water and was still in pain. The pain I was in caused me to have a minor anxiety attack. I put teatree oil on Q’tip and applied to my gums. The pain is subsiding to where I think I can go back to sleep and call dentist in morning.

Zakia

Zakia

August 02, 2019

Thank you 😊 this really worked alleviate the pain I was experiencing. I did exactly what you said so far the pain is calming down I will sleep for couple of hours and let you know how I feel when I wake up as my face was swelling up.

Victoria Imola

Victoria Imola

July 08, 2020

Nice one well understood but can I use ,rosemary oil in place of tea tree oil

Jennifer Bennett

Jennifer Bennett

August 02, 2019

Thank you tea tree oil works instanly

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