Natural and Home Remedies

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:

    Thanks so much because the black seed oil works wonders.

  2. on said:

    For toothache, nothing works like fresh Selected Miswak (natural toothbrush) made from Salvadora Persica.

  3. on said:

    I love this and appreciate this article for your honesty. So thank you very much. My teeth are so bad and I had no idea that they would be so. This needs to be shared with others, because you only get one set for a lifetime.

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    I have a lot of experience and have read a lot on this topic. Coconut oil, activated charcoal (works down to the bone), colloidal silver, sliver of garlic clove, clove oil, iodine, and salt water. The best is the colloidal silver, second best is activated charcoal, third best is clove oil, then coconut oil. The bacteria in the mouth is sucked up by the charcoal and then you spit it out . Brush it on before bed and leave it till you wake up.
    If you want good teeth you need a few things to keep them safe, sugar only is not the culprit. Vitamin D-3 needs K-2 to go into your cells. Vitamin K is in kelp and helps teeth to renew. Vitamins A and E are important to teeth. Vitamins C helps the gums heal. Magnesium helps Calcium go in the cells and you need lots of minerals for healthy teeth and bones. MSM helps the collagen and fights bacteria, molybdenum heals the enamel on the teeth. Alpha lipoic acid (an anti-oxidant) knocks down dental pain. If you google "teeth" you can find lots of sites with testimonials to help encourage you on your journey to healing. Blessings, Kay.

  5. on said:

    Peppermint oil and cinnamon helps with Toothache.

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    The absolute best way to stop toothache is whiskey, gin, or vodka - whatever you might like but you only need a few drops. I am not saying get drunk, just hold a small amount on the painful spot for as long as you can and then drink it or spit it out. Your pain is gone!

  7. on said:

    For my toothache, I tried cinnamon powder and cinnamon mouthwash it did good. I also use toothpaste on a cotton ball on the aching tooth. It does wonders and is an amazing thing to get relief from a toothache.

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    I have a coffee K-cup maker and took a tea K-cup, dumped out the tea grinds into the filter screen filter and put half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in it. Brewed the drink today and had it. Now my toothache feels better I have three bad rotten teeth and receding gum line and cinnamon powder tea helped within the first 2-3 minutes. Thank you so much!

  9. on said:

    I have a huge crater in my right lower molar. Didn't have honey but the cinnamon I did have. I mixed it with a little bit of warm water and put it on with a cotton ball and I can barely feel a thing right now - love it. It has helped a lot. Thanks!

  10. on said:

    I guess I'll use all the remedies cause my toothache won't go away.... I took a brufen (Iboprufen) and a disprin and applied honey then drank milk and the pain is reduced :)

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