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:

    Peppermint oil and cinnamon helps with Toothache.

  2. on said:

    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!

  3. 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.

  4. on said:

    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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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 :)

  7. on said:

    Cinnamon and Honey and green tea would be perfect. I love drinking green tea. I actually add honey to my green tea a lot, I should try making that paste and see if it helps. Thanks for all the great remedies!

  8. 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. :)

  9. 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!!!!

  10. 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!!!!

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