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Home Remedy for Toothache

Updated on July 10, 2011

Possible Causes of Toothaches

A toothache can be excruciating. It may hurt whenever you grin, eat or drink, or even move your face quickly in any direction. Often it is painful whenever you inhale as chilly air rushes on to your teeth. Toothache is an extremely prevalent problem. It can occur to anybody, often with no warning.

A toothache is often a sign of a number of things. The actual tooth or perhaps the gums around your painful tooth may be infected. The tooth pain may just end up being discomfort by a bit of food trapped among a couple of teeth. You could have a cracked tooth, or perhaps it may originate from a sinus infection. When not taken care of, your tooth will eventually be removed.

Only a person's dentist can tell for certain. Before you are able to see him, you want to end the actual toothache right now with a home remedy for toothache. When a toothache still hurts after trying pain killers, give any of these natural home remedies for toothache a try.

Home Remedy for Toothache - You Choose

Floss carefully. You can attempt to pry the tiny pieces of food from the teeth through flossing. Always be gentle! The gums might be irritated.

Use a mouthful of tepid drinking water to swish strongly around in the mouth. If the toothache is due to stuck food, a complete rinse might dislodge the matter.

Many toothaches take place during the night when you're attempting to sleep due to the higher blood pressure to the head. Consider trying to keep the head elevated in order to lower much of the pressure.

Rinse out your mouth using saltwater. Following mealtime and also at bedtime each night, mix one teaspoon of salt in a glass of tepid water. Keep each mouthful in your mouth as you swish it all around the teeth and gums. Then spit out.

Suck on ice cubes. Place ice cubes over the painful tooth or closest cheek for fifteen minute intervals no less than 3-4 times daily.

An excellent all natural toothache remedy is to use either ground cloves spice or food-grade clove oil over the painful tooth. This may be the best recognized of natural toothache remedies. Almost everyone has cloves on their spice shelf. Individuals have used this particular home remedy for toothaches for ages. Oil of cloves is actually a gentle anesthetic and applied to the actual cavity offers quick pain relief from your toothache. The majority of drug stores offer small toothache kits of clove oil and cotton swabs just for this purpose. Drop a bit straight upon your tooth, or apply a little bit on a cotton ball and then put it over the toothache.

A tea bag placed directly on the tooth offers nearly immediate pain relief. Gently bite down on it to release the pain relieving tannins and then hold it on your tooth.

A bit of ground black pepper along with ΒΌ teaspoon of salt helps prevent tooth tooth decay, bad breath, bleeding from the gums, sore gums, as well as toothaches. Also try a little ground pepper blended with clove oil and placed on a cavity in order to relieve the toothache.

Several drops of tea tree oil may be mixed with water. Rinsing your mouth using this home tootache remedy can provide quick pain relief to sore gums and aching teeth. It's an extremely powerful natural antibacterial. Oregano oil is also an excellent home remedy for toothache. It works about as well as clove oil for relieving toothaches.

A great home remedy for toothache is to put several drops of pure vanilla extract over the tooth which is painful. This should offer quick relief from pain.

A garlic clove and a bit of salt mixed together and put on your toothache can alleviate the actual pain. Or chew up a garlic clove each day during the morning hours.

Halls Cough Drops features a little anesthetic numbing properties. Take a couple and allow them to dissolve. Sore throat spray, such as Chloraseptic brand, also provide temporary numbing relief for toothache.

Put a swig of brandy or whiskey on the sore tooth. Or squeeze from a cotton ball directly onto the painful area. The gums will soak up a bit of alcohol which will lessen the actual ache.

Home Remedy for Toothache - Acupressure Massage!

Try a pressure point massage on your hand for toothache relief. Rub a piece of ice on the V shape region where the bones from the thumb and index finger connect. Lightly glide the ice cubes on the spot for at least 5 minutes. When you've got a sore tooth, this tends to relieve the actual suffering immensely for most people.

Home Remedy for Toothache Comments - Any Other Toothache Remedies?

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    • ReuVera profile image


      8 years ago from USA

      Great advices. Rinsing with salty water always helps and it it is a good disinfectant. Great hub. Rated up!

    • tony0724 profile image


      8 years ago from san diego calif

      Angela good tips here. I will be bookmarking this hub for the future. But I just had a root canal and cleaning so I think I am covered for awhile !

    • KoffeeKlatch Gals profile image

      Susan Hazelton 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      You have some really interesting tips. I have in the past tried a couple, the one that I found that works the best is the tea bag one. There are more there that I will try when next I need them Thanks.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      This is my worst subject - teeth but that you for your great tips.


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