243 Home Remedies for Toothache
Chew lavender on the aching tooth
July 20, 2014
If you are suffering from a toothache, just chew some lavender for a few minutes on the tooth or teeth in pain, you will see that the pain will ease away slowly. The reason why lavender is so affective, it is because of the fact that it has strong anti-bacterial elements in it. It kills the bacteria causing the pain. And it is safe.
You can also add it to your tea in the morning for any urinary track infection or chlamydia or gonorrhea. But make sure that you don't take sugar with your tea and not eat or drink anything for a couple of hours. Sugar is the food that bacteria feed on.
Ali from Turkey
Milk for pain
July 10, 2014
Just tried milk for my pain...It was cold on my tooth, I just held milk in my mouth drank it and I don't feel pain! I don't know how long this will last but this instant relief feels good!
Dolly from Arizona
June 24, 2014
If you are like me and cant take ibuprofen due to medical reasons then I have a remedy that just might help. You can try Tylenol but it doesn't contain the inflammatory agents most ppl with toothaches need and for me just doesn't work not even hydrocodiene.
After a 4am rush to the drug store I came home with Orajel Severe PM tooth cream and a bottle of a mouthwash my granny suggested called Dr.Tichenor's All Natural Peppermint Mouthwash. This stuff is very strong and must be diluted with water. First I brush my teeth really good, Second I swish with very lightly diluted mouthwash and let it sit on affected area till feels a bit numb, and last I take a cotton ball soak a little of the mouthwash (undilutted) make a tiny ball and plug the whole. You can also rub it on your gums.
The first time after I rinsed instead a mouthwash I packed orajel inside the hole, covered the cottonball with it then plugged the hole in my tooth. You will need something to spit I wouldn't suggest swallowing.
Hope this helps somebody. BTW I've been to a dentist but have to finish one med before I can start antibiotics for tooth to be removed next week. I also waited years to go see a dentist due to no insurance. Pain drove me to research low cost emergency dental care.
I ended up finding a county clinic in my area who has a sliding scale based on income. I was seen the same day I called. I paid $37 for first visit which included an xrays, examination, and appropriate pain relief. Unfortunately I will need to take meds first before surgery. But I will have it next week and it will only cost a whopping $27 bucks.
Luck lady from Texas
Pain after whitening my teeth
June 20, 2014
Oh let me tell you its a pain I will never wish on anyone I've tried everything the only thing that took most of the pain away was 2 teaspoons of arm and hammer in a 4 oz. Cup let it sit for a few mins then bite on a warm tea bag.
Tanya from San Diego Ca
June 17, 2014
Well, for 3 weeks now I have had this nerve that finally became exposed after the tooth broke a few months ago. I tried everything on this site and nothing worked for more than a few minutes so I went to the dental place imediadent.
They were awesome and very nice. Turns out all my molars need to come out, but they just gave me antibiotic for infection and nothing for pain and it will be 4 weeks before they can extract.....Not good. So I was at local grocery and they had orajel antiseptic mouthwash. WOW!!! I had tried hydrogen peroxide and water but that didn't work, but this has some other things in it that really help.
After you start swishing it hurts more for the first 30-45 seconds but stick it out at least a minute and a half because that's when the pain goes bye bye. First time I have slept more than 2 hours in a month this stuff works!!!!
Mike from Lexington KY
A few ideas
June 10, 2014
Number 1 The best!!! Vitamin C powder on tooth and also with water to drink. My tooth pain hero!
Number 2 oil pulling with coconut oil, olive oil or sesame oil. Swish 15 min then spit out.
Number 3 oregano oil.... tastes like a Christmas tree but works. You can dilute it with oil and directly swab onto tooth.
Number 4 olive leaf extract oil same application.
Number 5 Neem oil. very good for gums as well.
Number 6 Dr. Christopher's tooth powder.(Amazon)
This last product has kept tooth pain away
for over a year. Herbs on your tooth brush
looks funny but save crying and holding your face.
Nessa from Oregon
My face hurts!!! (relief)
June 07, 2014
Hello Everyone, I know the pain is horrible, but I am here to hopefully help someone with what I did for myself.
I have been suffering from pain all day long. I have done the ibuprofen, salt, pepper, garlic all the remedies you can think of and it isn't working anymore and to be honest I just feel like after all the seasonings I am ready for the oven.
It seemed that the only thing that was working was the warm rag but it wouldn't last. As soon as it got cold there went the pain again, killing me. Constant trips to the microwave were getting on my nerves and hot water was turning cold fast. Then I thought for a min..... How can I keep my face warm and not have to do all this running around, bad enough the pain had me scratching up the walls!
So I tried my last trick, a bit of teething gel and the secret to keeping your face warm for relief.... DEEP HEAT!!!!!(BEN GAY) The warmth is constant in the area (cheek and temple) Your eyes may tear (keep away from eyes as much as possible) but at least you know relief will be just a min or 2 away.
I started this article and almost finished and the pain is almost gone!!!! Remember it may sting YOU CAN DO IT!!! Sorry for the story guys... But I hope this continues to work for me before I get this extracted and before I end up hurting someone lol good luck.
Rosa from London
Hope this helps
June 07, 2014
I've been having horrible tooth pain from cavities for the past 24 hours, and so far, nothing had worked until something did. Mix salt, unfiltered apple cider, and warm water. Swish around for 30-45 seconds. Hope this helps someone!
Blackjackandcoke from Riften
I combined a few remedies for my own
June 02, 2014
First, brush the tooth with any toothpaste, 2 or 3 times. Than mix salt, ground cloves, and baking soda in hot water. Let it sit and mix until it's warm, and not to hot to burn your mouth. Swish it around for about a minute, and if it's like how I felt, the pain will be already gone. I really thought nothing could help, even the most potent orajel did nothing, but this really made the pain disappear immediately. I hope this helps at least one person. If it doesn't, I'm sorry. The smell with everything is pretty stank.
Charlie DEE from Colorado
Alieve and salt water
May 31, 2014
Take two Alieve pills and pour a bunch of salt into a cup of water(half a cup should be fine). Heat up the saltwater mixture. Then gargle your mouth with it for 2-3 mins.
Should work fine.
Jacqueline from Miami
5 day agony!! milk!!
May 26, 2014
Aw guys! Ye have helped me so much here! I have had unreal pain for the last 3 days I went to the care doc at 2 in the morning and got an antibiotic for an infection and solphidine for pain relif!
5 days later the pain killer has not worked at all and I have took so many it's making me physically sick!! The antibiotic has not kicked in yet and I have called into work sick once so I have to wait another 3 days now before I can go to the dentist because I am working!
I tierd clove oil didn't work.. Salt and warm water.. I got relif for about 10 minutes.. Didn't work the second time around.. Mouth wash.. Worked a few times.. Then stopped working.. So I came on here to see if I could get advice on the suit action as it is 2:42am I am in work at 7am .. MILK I seen some one posted that it helped and I havn't tried it yet but it works.. Anyone who is in unbelivable unbearable pain please try it I gargled it and held it on the broken tooth.. And then just drank some of it and it's been 20 minutes now and the pain relief is bliss..
Thanks so much for the advice and please try the milk guys!
Irish gal from Ireland
May 25, 2014
Tried loads of these but the one thing that has actually worked is tabasco sauce, pain has reduced to next to nothing. Hope this helps someone.
Stav from UK