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331 Home Remedies for Toothache

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Salt, pepper and ground cloves

Add 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.
May 28 2016

Gretchen from Indiana

6 9

Warm milk and peppermint tea

I 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!
May 27 2016

Gretchen from Indiana

1 9

Immediate pain relief

Severe 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 jalapeƱo in my cheek but its better than the tooth pain!!
May 06 2016

Sarah from Texas

6 5

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.
March 25 2016

Tamara B. from Jamaica

28 10

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....
March 13 2016

Kelly from North Carolina

20 4

Honey, cinnamon and vanilla extract

To 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.
March 04 2016

Kevin from Atlanta

33 5

Vitamin c powder

3 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
February 24 2016

Nina from Australia

9 2


After fillings came out

I 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.
February 20 2016

Jaye from Texas

5 3

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.
February 03 2016

Alina from Canada

11 6


If anyone is up in agony, struggling through a long night with extreme toothache please please try this. I was in A and E just 24 hrs ago with my infected wisdom tooth which is being taken out next week. After three days of sheer hell, on a cocktail of codeine, naproxen, amoxicillin and paracetamol I simply could take no more and went to hospital.

3 hour wait, was given a dental antibiotic and a shot of morphine - didn't touch the pain WHATSOEVER! Came home considered overdosing on my meds, read up on home made remedies.... Within two minutes I was pain free. Vapour rub!!!! Rub it along the affected area on the OUT SIDE of your face. Instant relief. Please try this tonight if you are in pain.
January 16 2016

Zoe from England

21 2

Toothaces suck!!

I'm 10 years old and I have a tooth that needs a filling its my right bottom moler. Some things I do to get rid of the pain is to

1.Only eat soft foods and not hard,crunchy, or sugary foods for an example : no popcorn or chocolate.

2. Try using ambosol ( I think I spelled it wrong) it may work for you. When I use it releves the pain for 30-45 mins sometimes or dosen't work at all it works most of the time.

3. Get a ice pack (no rag or tissue to make it not so cold it won't help at all) Try watching YouTube something you like to watch. It will distract you from your pain if you can't watch YouTube you can try lying down and taking your hand and put a bit of pressure on the tooth but don't touch it just push on your cheek. It will help do it for 5-10 seconds then give a 1-2 second break.

4. Try drinking water at room temperature if your thirsty. If it is cold it will make your toothache worst. Try taking the ibuprofen chewable tablets for kids if your a kid and if your an adult I don't know if there is a ibuprofen for adults ( sorry ) but don't chew it with your bad tooth.

This is just what I do I usually do things when I'm in pain but if I'm having fun I'm not in pain most of this can be used for kids. I hope it works for you ! :)
January 14 2016

Amy from Arizona Usa

10 1

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

15 9

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