Home Remedies and Natural Cures

Toothache Home Remedy

Signs and Symptoms of a Toothache

Toothaches are characterized by deep and sharp throbbing sensations in a tooth, as well as extreme tooth sensitivity. Practising a daily routing of brushing and flossing, as well as regularly visiting the dentist (at least twice a year) are effective ways to prevent such toothaches. However, if pain does occur, you can try some of the home remedies below to get some relief. You should also always see your dentist when a toothache occurs, even if the pain goes away, since there is always the risk of losing a tooth if the infection penetrates deep into the root.

Causes of a Toothache

Most toothaches are due to a build up of bacteria and decay in the mouth, which eventually penetrate the tooth's tissue (also called the pulp, which is located at the center of the tooth). This results in inflammation, which leads to pressure and pain. Other common causes of toothaches are gum disease, restorative dental work, and tooth fractures.

Home Remedies and Natural Treatments for Toothache

Oil of Cloves

The oil of cloves (also known as Eugenol) is a fantastic pain reliever for toothaches, particular those that are due to temperature sensitivity. Simply add a few drops of clove oil directly onto the tooth, cavity, or crack for some fast relief. Eugenol is often available over the counter in most drug stores.

Warm Salt Water

Swishing warm salt water can help to reduce toothache pain. Simply mix 2-3 teaspoons of salt into a warm glass of water and use it as a mouthwash. The salt will help clean the area around the infected tooth, and will help draw out some of the fluids that are causing the swelling and pain.

Tea Tree Oil

A simple mouthwash using Tea Tree Oil can help provide toothache relief. Simply add a few drops of tea tree oil to a glass of water and use it as a mouth rinse, and be careful not to swallow. The tea tree oil will penetrate into the gums and de-sensitize the nerves of the tooth that is causing the ache.

Cinnamon and Honey

A simple paste made with cinnamon and honey can help provide toothache relief. Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon powder with 5 teaspoons of honey, then apply a small amount of this paste directly onto the aching tooth. Store the remainder in a small container at room temperature. Continue to apply a small amount to the aching tooth 2 or 3 times per day until the pain is relieved.

Black Seed Oil

Black Seed Oil has been found to be very effective at treating toothaches. To alleviate the soreness and pain, simply rub a small amount of the oil on the affected gum and tooth, and repeat for 15 seconds. You can also mix a half teaspoon of Black Seed Oil in a small glass of warm water, and gargle with it.

Green Tea

The active ingredients in Green Tea can help treat infections and reduce inflammation. Therefore, a simple remedy for toothaches is to drink two cups of Green Tea daily while symptoms are present.

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  1. on said:

    The warm water and salt worked for me and afterwards I drank some hot green tea with honey in it. its a miracle I thought about pulling my tooth out myself because I was in so much pain. My teeth and gums feel a whole lot better. It almost feels like I took an antibiotic. :)

  2. on said:

    I didn't have honey or cloves. I was desperate. So I tried garlic, onion, ice, etc. and nothing worked :( I took out my powdered cinnamon jar, covered my finger with it and rubbed it on allover the gums and teeth. It worked!!!!

  3. on said:

    Wow, the cinnamon and honey mixture really does work! I just tried it and my pain is gone. Had some relief within minutes, but now it's been about 15 minutes and the pain is almost completely gone. I feel a few little twinges, but that are very slight and almost non-existent. Thanks SO much for sharing!!!!

  4. on said:

    I have a bad infection in my bottom gum. What is good for that?

  5. on said:

    Thanks to all of you for your suggestions. This toothache is trying to kill me. Considered removing it myself but remembered the doctor cleaning out nerve endings. Thank you again, goodnight!

  6. on said:

    First time there wasn't any clove powder in the cupboard! Applied cinnamon powder directly on inflamed gum (oral surgery 4 years ago removed tooth but still get flare ups). Instant relief! I might try the honey and cinnamon mixture but cinnamon powder alone did it for me. Grateful to come across this site!

  7. on said:

    Tea tree oil works instantly for desensitizing the nerves. Just put some on a Q-Tip and rub around the tooth and gums that is causing the pain. You will get immediate results.

    ....try it! You can even get trees tree

  8. on said:

    I tried everything to get my toothache to stop, including high doses of pain killers. What helps the most is peppermint green tea bags placed between the gum and tooth. Swish cool to cold water around every few minutes. It hurts a little bit to begin with, but after about 5 minutes I hardly feel a thing.

  9. on said:

    OMG! worst toothache EVER. I saw the post about cinnamon and honey and gave it a try. Almost instant relief?!?! I cannot believe it!!!! Thank GOD I ran across this. I was about to try and pull the thing with pliers!!!

  10. on said:

    thanks so much everyone for their willingness to share and raise awareness of whats worked for them. helpful indeed.

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