Natural Toothache Remedies
What a relief!

It is 3:15 am you can't sleep you are looking for toothache remedies because that debilitating pain is keeping you up, right? The pain is numbing and banging your head against the wall just not to feel the toothache is your next option. Even worse there's almost nothing you won't do to get rid of the pain

That toothache is doing a real good job on you. Well these powerful, effective and proven natural home remedies for toothache are here to help you find the remedy that will give you that relief until you can go to a dentist, which you know you have to! (Do I hear my mother here?)

This toothache is killing you and these toothache remedies will relieve the pain.

..until you get to the dentist

Most of these toothache home remedies can be prepared right in your kitchen with ingredients most people already have in their kitchen cabinets

We know the pain is killing you; we won't keep you any longer, take a good look at our list. Millions of people who were struggling with the same problems you are dealing with now got relief after using one of these remedies

Natural Toothache Remedies
toothache home remedies straight from your kitchen cabinet

Natural Toothache Remedies


If there would be a hall of fame for natural toothache remedies and toothache relief, we think clove should have the center spot. Cloves have a proven track record when it comes down to soothing that pounding, debilitating, throbbing, keeping you up at night kind of toothache

It contains a great amount of the anesthetic (pain numbing), anti-septic (bacteria killing) natural chemical called eugenol It's not only very effective, safe and easy to use also most people have it already in their kitchen in one form or another

There are several ways to use cloves as one of the home remedies for toothache; we divided them in whole or powdered use and as oil of cloves

Oil of cloves (also known as Eugenol)

  • The first option for toothache relief isto put some clove oil directly on the painful tooth with a q-tip, this drastically eases the pain and starts to fight an infection immediately
  • the second option is to put some clove oil on a piece of cotton ball and pack it close to or even in the aching tooth. Within 5 to 10 minutes this will definitely kill the pain and is one of the most effective toothache remedies

whole or powdered cloves

  • The first kitchen option is to simply take one or a few whole cloves and keep them in your mouth near the aching tooth. Suck or chew on them to get the valuable ingredients out
  • The second toothache relief option is to use clove powder. Put some in your mouth and keep it around the tooth or fill the tooth with it. If this is too difficult or uncomfortable you can make a clove bag by putting some clove powder in an emptied tea bag. Put the bag in your mouth and keep it close to the painful tooth
  • The third option is to heat up some sesame oil (coconut or mustard oil work also very good) and fry one teaspoon of cloves in it. Take the cloves out of the pan just before they burn and crush them to a powder. Put the powder on the affected tooth
  • The final tooth ache relief option is to mix finely ground cloves with some vanilla extract and make a paste. Put this paste on or in the painful tooth and feel the pain drain


Before you use any of these toothache remedies always rinse your mouth with mouth rinse. This will not only clean the affected area, but if you use an alcohol based rinse it will also help you ease the pain


Be careful not to get any clove oil on the gums or skin it will burn like hell or irritate extremely at best. And DON'T swallow it, clove oil is basically toxic to human cells but it is safe to use in very small quantities

Natural Toothache Remedies


Yes we know the smell will be terrible and you won't make many new friends tonight but neither will your short temper, contorted face and 'charming personality' because of the pain. So the pain relief you can get from garlic is definitely worth giving it a try

Besides that garlic also contains allicin which is a very powerful natural antibiotic; it starts to fight the cause of an infected tooth immediately

You can use garlic in a few different ways as home remedies for toothache

  • The most obvious one is to chew on cloves of raw garlic, this will free the helpful ingredients and soothe the pain
  • You can also rub raw garlic on the affected tooth and the surrounding gums for about 5 minutes. It will cause the gums to burn and throb a bit but don't worry it is harmless
  • Garlic & rock salt. Put a clove of garlic in some rock salt and place it on the painful tooth. We must admit it tastes terrible but the reward is thousandfold
  • The last garlic option is to prepare a garlic mouthwash. You can make this by bruising or crushing about 6-8 garlic cloves and put them in 1/2 a glass of cold water. Swish this around in your mouth and especially around the affected area

These toothache home remedies will definitely give you instant tooth pain relief

Natural Toothache Remedies

Salt water

This home remedy for toothache has proven its pain relief qualities many times. It's one of the simplest yet most effective home remedies for toothache

Take a glass of water and solve some salt in it (as much as you can stand) swish this around in you mouth. This will give you about a 30 minute breather from the pain

In case of an infection the salt helps to clean the area around an infected tooth, and will help draw out some of the fluids that cause the swelling and pain

It is definitely one of the simplest toothache home remedies. A temporary solution we agree but very simple and effective when you are in real pain

Natural Toothache Remedies


Yes one of the better properties of alcohol is that it can relieve you instantly of a very excruciating toothache…so now you have a good excuse, break out the booze!

Alcohol absorbed by your gums kills bacteria and numbs the the pain. So use straight up whiskey or brandy or any stiff alcoholic drink (no mixing) and rinse your mouth with it and spit it out. Yes you heard correct, we said spit it out. You may also drink it but then you will probably add another problem to your toothache later on…a hangover

Natural Tooth ache Remedies


Both heat and cold can give you some toothache relief. The thing is however that when the toothache is caused by an infection, heat will draw the infection to the outside of the jaw and make the infection worse

So unless you are perfectly sure your toothache is NOT caused by an infection you can use heat to ease the pain

You can do this by applying a hot wet washcloth or a warm water bottle to the painful area. It might be a temporary pain relief but can be very effective. You can repeat this home remedy for toothache as much as you need

Natural Toothache Remedies


Ice the area, ice keeps the swelling down and keeps an eventualinfection from spreading. You can apply it on the outside on the cheeks with ice packs or inside with ice cubes or ice chips, just let it melt. Or use ice cold water to swish around

Do it for 5 minutes, then take a 5 minute break and repeat. You can do it as many times as you need or use it in combination with one of the other methods


So be careful which of these toothache home remedies you choose. If you're sure it is is not an infection causing the pain then you can go for both. In all other cases stick to cold

Natural Tooth ache Remedies

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal will absorb all toxins, germs etc. It is one of the more underestimated home remedies for toothache. It is not yet widely used but it is definitely not less powerful

Buy some activated charcoal in your health food store take a tablespoon of it and mix it with a bit of water so to make a paste that will stick. Put it on a gauze or cotton wool and apply it directly on the aching tooth. Gently keep some pressure on it and the pain will go within 30 minutes

Natural Toothache Remedies

Black Tea bag

For this home remedy for toothache you use black tea bags. Tea is full of tannic acid, this is an astringent and relieves a pain and helps healing. Put a soaked tea bag on the tooth. Keep a bit of pressure on it as long as possible

Natural Toothache Remedies

Baking Soda

Make a mouthwash by dissolving one tablespoon of baking soda into 1/2 a cup of cold water. You can also add a pinch of salt to this mix. Swish it around the painful area

Using baking soda may sting a bit but in all cases it will get rid of a lot of bacteria in your mouth


Baking soda contains a high level of sodium, if you are on a sodium restricted diet rinse your mouth thoroughly after using it

Natural Tooth ache Remedies


Vanilla or vanilla extract can work wonders for toothache relief. For immediate relief you can put 3 to 4 drops (1/2 teaspoon) of vanilla extract directly on the painful tooth or take a bit more and swish it around in your mouth. Despite the name and reputation of the original, the extract tastes horrifically but it will totally numb the area relieving you of the pain

Natural Tooth ache Remedies


There are two possible toothache remedies with vinegar

  • The first one is to soak cotton wool in vinegar and put it on the affected tooth and bite down a bit. This will temporarily relieve the pain
  • For the second you add two teaspoons of baking soda to two tablespoons of vinegar apply it directly to the aching tooth or swish around around the area for about two minutes. Rinse your mouth to get rid of the taste and the pain will be gone

Natural Toothache Remedies


  • For this home remedy for toothache you mix a pinch of pepper powder and clove oil and apply it on the aching tooth
  • Salt & Pepper. Or mix 1/4 teaspoon of table salt with a pinch of pepper and put it straight on the tooth, this will give you instant relief

As you can see most of the ingredients for these home remedies for toothache come right out of your kitchen cabinet; read on to find even more

Natural Toothache Remedies


Peppermint is an antiseptic and contains menthol, which relieves pain when applied to skin surfaces

We suggest three ways to use it

  • The first is to boil one cup of water together with five gram of peppermint and a pinch of salt. Drink it for pain relief
  • The next one is to soak a q-tip in peppermint extract and hold it straight on or in the painful tooth
  • The last option is to put a wad of dried peppermint leaves around the tooth and leave it for a few minutes. Repeat it a couple of times a day

All these fresh tasting toothache home remedies will soothe the pain instantly and clean the painful area

Natural Toothache Remedies


As you may or may not know onion has natural antibacterial power and you can use it to fight a toothache

  • One onion option is obviously chewing on a raw onion for a few minutes; this will kill all the harmful germs in the mouth
  • Another onion option is taking a spoonful of fresh spring onion juice, old white onion juice or onion flower juice. Dip a q-tip or a cotton wool ball in it and place it on or in the affected tooth. This will disinfect an inflamed tooth

These home remedies for toothache give you instant pain relief

Natural Tooth ache Remedies

Cold massage

Now this one of the more surprising toothache home remedies. This is only a quick fix but certainly worth a try

In between your thumb and index finger is a nerve that uses the same receptors as your teeth. When you sort of overload it with pressure or cold your receptors can't process the pain from the teeth which relieves you from it and that's exactly what you want

What you can do is put an ice cube on that V shaped part between the index finger and the thumb and move it around. Or fill a bowl with water and ice cubes and put your hand in it and massage that V shaped area

Apply the cold and massage the opposite hand of the side your toothache is on, this will give you only temporary pain relief, but it works

We admit it might sound a bit strange in the beginning but believe us it does make sense when you would take a look at how our nervous system is built

You see some of these home remedies for toothache have a different approach but they turn out to be surprisingly effective. Sometimes you have to look a bit further or simply just around the corner

Home Remedies for Toothache
straight from your own medicine cabinet

Natural Toothache Remedies

Hydrogen Peroxide

Although it sounds a bit like a deadly poison it is actually a totally natural product which is normally produced by healthy bacteria in our mouths

With this natural disinfectant you can clean your mouth and help the recovery

Only use 1.5 % hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as a mouthwash, swish it around the affected area for a few minutes. Do this 4 times a day


Hydrogen peroxide is a very powerful disinfectant, but don't use it on a daily basis for a longer period of time, just a few days

Natural Tooth ache Remedies

Tea tree oil

Make a simple mouthwash by adding a few drops of tea tree oil to a glass of water. Swish it around in your mouth and do NOT swallow! It will numb the pain through the gums


NEVER swallow tea tree oil, it's dangerous and also Do NOT use tea tree oil for children, when you are pregnant or a nursing mom

Natural Toothache Remedies


Whatever you do, NEVER put aspirin straight on your gums, this can cause a serious aspirin burn!

  • What you can do however is to crush about 8 aspirin and put it in one cup of water, add a bit of salt and heat this up. Then soak a cotton ball in it and place it on or in the painful tooth
  • Another aspirin way is to dissolve two aspirin in a cup of water. You may have to mash them up a bit. Then swish this around in your mouth

Natural Tooth ache Remedies

Ben gay or tiger balm

Another one of the unexpected toothache home remedies is to use one of these. Be careful with it but it might just work for you

For this one you put some Ben gay or tiger balm on a cotton ball and place it directly on the painful tooth or rub it directly on it or on the gums. Make sure NOT to swallow any!

It will give you surprising relief from that terrible toothache

Natural Toothache Remedies


Simply swish a mouthful of Listerine until you just cant stand it anymore. This will give you half an hour respite. he alcohol and other ingredients will numb the pain for a while

Now THAT's a relief

Like we said these last toothache home remedies come straight out of your own medicine cabinet. If you found something useful in the list and you don't have it yet make sure you buy some on your next visit to your supermarket or grocery store. In cases like this you want to be prepared

Final note

Remember that all toothaches just as all people are different. The toothache remedy that worked for one toothache or one person will not per definition work for another. Although all these toothache home remedies have helped millions of people getting relief from an excruciating toothache, it might be necessary for you to try a few or a mix of some of them before you find the right one for you and your situation

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