317 Home Remedies for ToothacheSubmit your Home Remedy for Toothache
Salt, pepper and ground clovesAdd a little water to make it into a paste, apply directly to tooth and surrounding gums. Also, an ice pack wrapped in a rag worked wonders for me.
Gretchen from Indiana
Warm milk and peppermint teaI think the first thing to realize is that different remedies work for different people. After trying numerous remedies, I found something that really helped. First, I tried warm milk. I tried it soaked on a cotton ball first. That didn't help, felt weird and totally grossed me out when I pulled it out. Then I just sipped a small amount and tilted my head so it was soaking into my achey teeth. It felt soooo good. It was weird because I could still feel it throbbing, but it felt like the milk was doing some kind of work on my teeth and gums and I didn't feel near as much pain while the milk was in my mouth.
After I finished that, I felt better but the pin was definitely still there. So I made some peppermint tea (2 bags) and added some cinnamon powder. I did the same thing I did with the milk. And there is no more throbbing, very minimal pain. Best of luck to you and I hope you feel better soon!
Gretchen from Indiana
Immediate pain reliefSevere tooth infection, complete with pis pocket, YUCK! Tried ibuprophen with only mild results. Tried heating pad with better results. Botj don't last. Cold causes SEVERE pain. Tried Peppermint oil, powdered cinnamon, and powdered cloves. Soaked cotton ball, put next to hurting tooth. Pain is GONE! Of course the peppermint oil feels like I put a jalapeño in my cheek but its better than the tooth pain!!
Sarah from Texas
Cinnamon the miracle powder....I have an absessed tooth that I went to the dentist to extract she prescribed some antibiotics and some ibuprofen and said I should take them for a week and come back for the extraction. This stopped the pain for the first 3 days and then after I felt intense pain. I tried Panadol ultra an it didn't work. Went to my cobbard and found some cinnamon powder I instantly remembered a home remedy my mom taught me and I applied some directly to the tooth and gum. The pain went from a 110-05 in less than 10 mins . Cinnamon saved me I swore I would have died from that intense pain.
Tamara B. from Jamaica
Works every time....Peroxide. Swish a few minutes and spit. You may want to rinse with warm water afterwards, but not for long. Has worked for me, my family, and friends. Dissolve an aspirin on the bad tooth helps a lot too....
Kelly from North Carolina
Honey, cinnamon and vanilla extractTo those of you that suggested this.... May Sweet Baby infant Jesus bless all of you!! LOL
I've been drinking cold water every 5 minutes for 3 days straight trying to soothe and exposed nerve in a cracked molar. The pain was unbearable. So so so glad I found this website.
Here's what I did:
Mixed Honey, Vanilla extract and cinnamon together in a cub and dabbed a qtip in it and pressed into the whole in my tooth. First 5 minutes the pain went from a 10 to a 5 but I could still feel that heartbeat/pulsating feeling faintly. So I pulled the tip off the qtip and dipped it into the mixture and stuffed my tooth with it. A few minutes later I no longer had any pain. That was about 8 hours ago and I've eaten twice since then with no problems.
Kevin from Atlanta
Vitamin c powder3 half teeth at the back and yes pain IS worse than Giving Birth. Cant take strong medicine tonight because of morning commitments. Ice packs weren't working. After reading 10 pages here I thought I'd dig around the kitchen and decided to put Vitamin C powder right inside the half teeth. It worked . Immediately!! I have cloth soaking in peppermint tea, a glass of milk, and ulcer oil, all waiting experiments but haven't had to touch them.. 10mins and I am still down from 20+pain to a 2pain!! Too incredible not to share! Good luck with your midnight remedies x
Nina from Australia
After fillings came outI have fillings from childhood that have finally come out. There's no dental care with Medicare. The only thing that's worked is aleve and advil plus Dr Tichenor's mouthwash. Get a qtip dip in mouthwash do not dilute. Rub on affected area. Soon after you will feel relief.
Jaye from Texas
Cough losenges work!!!Hi - its 1:45 am and I am in horrible pain, tried saline rinse, baking soda, chamomile tee, ginger slice - nothing worked for me. Just took a cough lozenge from my medicine cabinet - it is actually dissolving in my mouth right now, and I can feel pain go away as it dissolves. Hope I will be able to return to bed soon, this is a first toothache in my life, it really feels like nothing I felt before - excruciating. I wish you all a good night and hope you'll find what work for your type of pain.
Alina from Canada
Happy new year! have a remedy!I was having a HORRENDOUS toothache in two teeth today and found something that helped immensely. Swish some pure vanilla extract on the tooth for 30-60 seconds (It's gonna burn a bit, so find something to distract yourself with), spit and rinse and repeat the process with an antiseptic mouthwash. Took my pain from a 8-9 to a 2-3. Hope it helps!
December 31 2015
Silverstar88 from Orlando, Fl
Honey an cinnamonI didn't believe it at first but I had to try something, I have horrible teeth an hate going to the dentist but tonight I've had the worst tooth ache in a long time so I put cinnamon an honey on a q-tip an rubbed it all over the tooth an gum it takes a few moments to kick it but works wonders so thank you to you guys an all your remedy's I wouldn't be going to sleep tonight if I didn't find this site!!!
December 28 2015
Courtney from Minnesota
The worst pain ever!!!!!I have given birth five times even had a broken leg but nothing compares to the pain of severe toothache...The pain was absolutelty agonizing, the pain affects my jaw and up to the ear up nights crying and shaking trying all the home remedies.
I think a combination of the honey and cinnamon soaked cotton ball has definitely helped and rinsing with warm milk in addition to painkillers I have been laying here now with the cotton ball in my mouth on affected area and have very minimal pain the most relief I have felt all nite...I hope that this can be helpful to someone as it was for me.
December 22 2015
Mrs abbott from From philly