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:

    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.

  2. 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!!!

  3. on said:

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

  4. on said:

    One way too dispel tooth pain - place tip of finger over the pained area - and hold it there for 10/ 20 minutes!!

  5. on said:

    Whatever you do, DO NOT put crushed aspirin in your mouth and leave it on your gums! It will cause a chemical burn! I know because it happened to me accidentally. I was half asleep when I took some aspirin (crushed aspirin headache powder) and didn't make sure my mouth was completely rinsed of all the aspirin before I went back to sleep so some was caught between my teeth and my cheek. The next morning, the cheek area was sore, raw and peeling. Please think twice before doing this.

  6. on said:

    I have trials at the moment and my gums (all of them) are swollen as all hell. I haven't eaten properly in ages because it hurts so much and I've lost and 2kg already. I really need help with what to do, I can barely concentrate in exams it hurts that much. Please help!

  7. on said:

    I have trials at the moment and my gums (all of them) are swollen as all hell. I haven't eaten properly in ages because it hurts so much and I've lost and 2kg already. I really need help with what to do, I can barely concentrate in exams it hurts that much. Please help!

  8. on said:

    Hello! i have a question.. i been having a bad toothache since friday last week and i been taking tylenol and other medication.. but it seems that it doesnt seem to go away.. i have a premature baby and I'm breast-feeding and i don't know if i take anything that won't be that bad for me or my baby??

  9. on said:

    I took a tablespoon of hot picked pepper juice, warmed it and used a qtip dipped and drenched the sore tooth area, OMG!! Finally some relief after all night of pain. I beleive the vinegar, salt, garlic and pepper does the trick.

  10. on said:

    Oh forgot to mention -- for oral hygiene maintenance, do oil pulling with organic coconut oil nightly. Swish it around for 20 min, split out and rinse. It is antibacterial and promotes gum health. Look up more info on Mercola.com.


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