Best Toothache Remedies

Toothache or tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated. Dental (tooth) infection, decay, injury, or loss of a tooth are the most common causes of toothache.

Also the common cause of toothache, or pain in the region of the jaws and face, is pulpitis – inflammation of the pulp of the tooth.

However, other problems such as infection, decay, or the loss of a tooth, can also cause toothache.

Sometimes, a toothache may be caused by a problem not originating from a tooth or the jaw. Pain around the teeth and the jaws can be symptoms of diseases of the heart (such as angina or heart attack), ears (such as inner or external ear infections), and sinuses (air passages of the cheek bones).

Most people don’t think about toothaches until they actually get one, and then they will do just about anything to get ride of the toothache. So be prepared for coming toothache (better not coming).

Stop toothache with tea bag
Use a wet tea bag, and place it on the sore tooth. This has helped 9 times out of 10. You could keep a frozen tea bag in the freezer and use it on your tooth too it will relieve toothache.

Home remedy of a toothache with clove oil
Application of clove oil to the aching tooth is best to reduce pain and also removes any kind of tooth infection. This is a very effective home remedy of a toothache. Clove oil contains eugenol, a natural pain killer and antibacterial.

Toothache relief using garlic
Among the most effective toothache relief is garlic. A clove of garlic with a little rock salt should be placed on the affected tooth. It will relieve the pain and, sometimes, may even cure it. A clove should also be chewed daily in the morning. It will make the cure teeth making it strong and healthy.

Toothache remedy with hydrogen peroxide
Rinse your mouth out with hydrogen peroxide. This will kill the infection and relieve tooth pain. This really works. Follow-up with hot salt water rinse.

Toothache pain relief with pepper and salt
Apply a mixture of a pinch of pepper powder and a quarter teaspoon of common salt on the aching tooth as it will give relief.

Easy home remedy of toothache using ice
Gently rubbing an ice cube in the area between the forefinger and the thumb for several minutes is an effective toothache remedy, as it eases toothache. It acts by overwhelming the pain impulses that usually travel along the nerve pathways. It has a 60 to 90% success rate. Ice placed directly on a throbbing tooth also helps ease the pain.

Toothache home remedy with onion
Cut a piece of fresh onion and place it on the side of your mouth where the tooth ache is coming from. It works almost immediately. And if you begin to feel a little pain again, just very slightly bite into the onion, just enough to let some juice escape. This works great for tooth aches that keep you awake at night or from doing work during the day.

Toothache cure with vanilla extract
Just grab some vanilla extract put a 1/2 teaspoon full in your mouth and let it rest on the tooth that hurts.

Ease severe toothache with hot wet washcloth
Apply a hot wet washcloth to the areas of tooth pain until pain subsides…repeat as many times as needed… It will amaze you… works for extreme toothache pain.

Stop toothache with wheat grass
The juice of wheat grass is an excellent mouthwash for tooth decay and a natural toothache remedy. It also draws out the toxins from the gums and checks bacterial growth.

Prevent toothache with spinach
Chewing fresh leaves of spinach makes the gums strong and prevents toothache caused by dental caries and tooth decay.

You can save or print this page to be ready for toothache attack. Though all these home toothache remedies are proven by people, discuss them with your physician before using.

  • dave

    Clove oil should not be used if skin is sensitive or broken, and never undiluted. It should be used in a base oil, such as almond.


    Dave, thank you for your explanatory opinion.

  • Heffey

    Hydrogen peroxide and salt water…NO. I tried this and it was the worst mistake I ever made. The pain was ten times worse from doing this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://google alan

    tried the hydrogen peroxide and salt water heffy…it did help me.

  • Deborah

    the peroxide and salt water works!! I was in serious pain and it worked. I now have no pain at all.

  • Robert

    I tried the peroxide and salt water, pain came back briefly but seems to be subsiding… Will post in the morning with more results.

  • Robert

    I have been doing the Hydrogen Peroxide, Salt Water treatment along with a regiment of Tylenol and Ibuprofen, ACT Restoring mouth wash (cause it was all I have) and brushing my teeth 2x a day, sometime 3… In doing all of this the pain was always a dull ache, until the Peroxide trick came along. The Pain got worse for a few hours and even woke me up in the night. I then went to sleep on the couch with my head elevated, that worked for the throb. I woke this morning and did the whole thing again, first brush, then rinse with peroxide followed by warm salt water rinse, followed by mouth wash rinse. The infection seems to be going away, and the pain is easing. it has been 8 hours since I took any pain meds… This may not work for everyone.

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  • kev

    If you are in pain, please try the ice trick. It is stunning! If you persevere with the “pain” of the ice, it will overcome your whole body and suddenly your pain will go. It made me incredibly happy from incredibly in pain!! Please try!

  • Niglet

    Wow this really worked hot salt water oh my god.People also try wet green tea bags in your mouth,then bite down on it for a while this helps.Another way is put a silver spoon next to your bed, and a bar of soap under your sheets by your feet.For some reason this worked. It also worked for my leg cramps at night so people just try it what do you have to loose.Sincerly your local loved vegan!!

  • ajay harichand

    wow i was in so much pain on the 25-09-2012
    after work i went to the local pharmacy and bought
    the clove oil which i applied on the sore tooth
    it gave me an instant releif