12 Home Remedies for Toothache that Work

Toothache is perhaps one of the most unpleasant pains you can experience. Although the first thing to do is to see a dentist, there are a few natural home remedies for toothache that youcan try if you don’t have the possibility to see a doctor right away. In old times people didn’t have access to doctors and medicine as we have today, so they had to find other ways to treat toothaches. Here are some of the most powerful natural treatments for toothache that have been passed on from generation to generation.

12 toothache home remedies1. Cloves Remedy for Toothache

If you have a painful molar cavity, grind a few cloves, put them in the cavity and let them sit there for 1-2 hours. The toothache will go away miraculously. Actually, when you go to the dentist’s he or she will apply a cinnamon and clove based patch treatment to calm down the tooth ache. Cloves have an immediate anesthetic action on the toothache.

2. Treating Tooth Pain with Garlic

Make a strong green tea infusion and add a few crushed garlic cloves in it. Have a mouthful of this garlicky tea and hold it in your mouth for a few minutes. Repeat with the rest of the tea, until the toothache is gone.

Another home remedy for toothache using garlic is the following one. Peel a garlic clove, and put it in the ear where the dental cavity is located.

Rub the wrist of your hand with a peeled garlic clove. Then finely chop the garlic, put it on your pulse area on the inside of the wrist and tie it up firmly with a bandage. Put a thin fabric patch between the garlic and the wrist before tying it up. Hold the garlic for approximately 20 minutes on the wrist and the pain should go away immediately.

3. Chamomile Remedy for Toothaches

Fill half of a 500 ml pot with chamomile flowers over which you pour hot water just to cover them. Bring the water to a boil and let boil for 5 minutes. Afterwards add 1 tbsp. of sodium bicarbonate to the concoction. Allow the tea to cool off a bit, just so you can bare holding in in the mouth. Use it for rinsing the mouth well. You will see that after the first rinse, the toothaches will increase all of a sudden, but after the following rinses the toothache will starts decreasing in intensity. Eventually the toothache will go away. Repeat the home remedy if the toothache returns.

Mix equal parts of chamomile, elder and thyme flowers. Make a tea with 1 full tbsp. of this mix in 250 ml of hot water. Leave the cup covered for 10 minutes, strain and use it for gargling throughout the day. While gargling it’s recommended to swallow some tea. Chamomile tea gargle is great in toothache, but also when the root of the tooth is inflamed.

4. Swedish Bitter Toothache Remedy

Put some Swedish bitter on the painful tooth or area in the mouth and the pain usually goes away quite quickly. Swedish drops are just as effective in treating toothaches naturally. To use them, add 1 tbsp. of Swedish bitter drops in some water. Hold this liquid in your mouth, or apply directly on the painful tooth using a piece of gauze or cotton pad. The pain will go away and the infection withdraws if you repeat this procedure a few times a day.

5. Milk & Stevia Home Remedy for Tooth Pain

This is a very old home remedy for toothache, that elderly people in Eastern Europe (Romania) used to do when they experience tooth pain. What they used to do was to boil 2 tbsp. of fresh stevia plant in a cup of natural full-fat milk for 1-2 minutes. Hold the hot milk in your mouth, on the side of the toothache, but make sure you don’t get burned. Repeat when the milk in your mouth has started to cool off. The idea is to hold the tea as hot as possible.

6. Egg & Sugar Tooth Pain Remedy

Hard-boil an egg for 15 minutes, remove the yoke and mix it with 1 tsp. of sugar and 1 tbsp. of butter. Use a piece of medicinal gauze folded in three onto which you apply the egg, butter and sugar mixture. Place the gauze on the aching tooth and leave it stay there for an entire day or overnight, whichever is more convenient.

7. Get Rid of Toothache with Sage

Sage infusion is an amazing home remedy for toothache. All you have to do is prepare it as you would any herbal infusion, have a mouthful and keep it on the area of the tooth ache.

8. Pork Fat Cure for Toothache

Have a piece of pork fat (it can be either smoked or fresh, but if you use smoked lard, remove the salt before using it) and put it between the teeth, where they hurt. Keep it there for 15-20 minutes and repeat the operation when the toothache has returned.

9. Coriander Seeds Remedy for Tooth Pain

Boil 9 g of coriander seeds in 5 L of water, until you are left with only 1 liter in the pot. Use this coriander decoct to rinse your mouth well a few times a day, depending on the severity of your tooth ache. Before usage, the liquid needs to be heated up a bit.

10. Cinnamon Oil Cure for Toothache

Add 2 drops of cinnamon oil on a piece of cotton (it can be a cotton pad) and apply it directly on the aching tooth. Hold it on until the pain goes away.

11. Tarragon Cures Toothache Naturally

This home remedy is amazing for toothache and pulpitis, the inflammation of the dental pulp tissue surrounding the teeth. This is how it goes. Make a concoction with 1 tsp. crushed tarragon root and 100 ml of organic vinegar. Let the mix macerate for 10 days, then strain it well. Use this as a natural mouthwash for whenever you experience toothache. Hold it in as much as you can and then rinse it off.


12. Fig & Milk Treatment for Tooth Pain

Cut a fig in half, boil it in a cup of milk and put it over the tooth that aches while still hot.

Natural Treatment for Teething in Babies

When your baby starts teething and they have sore gums, smear your clean finger with organic honey and rub it slightly on his/her gums. This is a very simple yet effective home remedy for teething in babies.

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