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How To Relieve Jaw Pain

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7. Use a Salt Water Rinse

To help manage jaw pain associated with an abscessed tooth, salt water is very effective.

Use a salt water rinse to deal with jaw pain

Salt has antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help reduce inflammation and ease pain. It also helps draw out any infection and prevent the growth of bacteria in the mouth, thus preventing further jaw pain.


1. Add 1 teaspoon of salt to a glass of lukewarm water.
2. Mix it until the salt dissolves completely.
3. Rinse your mouth with this solution.
4. Do this 2 or 3 times a day to reduce pain and other discomforts.


8. Rest Your Jaws

You can rest your jaws and ease the pain by avoiding foods that require a lot of chewing or are quite tough or crunchy. Some examples are apples, chewy meat, chewing gum, sugar cane and roasted cobs.

Rest your jaws to deal with jaw pain

Avoiding these foods will spare your jaws from overworking, particularly when the pain is severe. You can try soups, pastas and other easy-to-eat foods that do not require too much chewing.


At the same time, avoid taking big bites. Cut your food into smaller portions, so you don’t have to overwork your jaw.

How To Relieve Jaw Pain was last modified: February 22nd, 2018 by Top10HomeRemedies
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3 thoughts on “How To Relieve Jaw Pain”

  1. I was suffering from jaw pain that made chewing almost impossible. At the same time, I was feeling pain in my ribs and and in my right elbow. I am grateful to the Almighty that I started to take magnesium supplements to relieve constipation – and then all the pain disappeared! Thanks for your advice for relieving pain, but, as you emphasised, the wisest advice is to investigate the reason for the pain. You didn’t mention a deficiency in magnesium. I would advise anyone with the above mentioned symptoms to look into it. By the way, it won’t show up in regular blood tests because most of your magnesium is stored in your bones, not in your blood. You have to experiment and see if magnesium supplementation helps.

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