Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Home Remedies for Curing Toothache


The best ‘home remedy’ is to take good care of your teeth! So, always rinse your mouth regularly, especially after meals; brush and floss to remove morsels sticking between the teeth; and generally follow good oral hygiene. However, if you do get saddled with a toothache, opt for toothache pain home remedy instead of over-the-counter medication, since they’re safe and effective. Let’s see what they are:

a. Ice massage the hand:

Gently rubbing an ice cube in the area between the forefinger and the thumb for several minutes is an effective toothache remedy, as it eases toothache. It acts by overwhelming the pain impulses that usually travel along the nerve pathways. It has a 60 to 90% success rate. Ice placed directly on a throbbing tooth also helps ease the pain.
b. Garlic:
Placing a clove of garlic with little rock salt on the affected tooth helps relieve or even cure the pain.

c. Onion:

Toothache pain is often allayed by placing a small piece of onion on the bad tooth or gum, since onion has antibacterial properties that kill the germs in the mouth.

d. Lime:

This rich source of vitamin C prevents tooth decay and also provides toothache pain relief.
e. Asafoetida:
This bitter, foul-smelling resinous material obtained from the roots of several plants of the parsley family, helps in instant toothache relief.
f. Oil of clove:
Clove oil, put directly onto the affected tooth or dabbed with a cotton ball on the decayed tooth, relieves toothache.

g. Pepper:

A pinch of pepper powder mixed with common salt is an excellent cure. It’s especially effective against the increased sensitiveness of the teeth.

h. Oil of oregano:

This is an effective remedy for toothache, because it displays antimicrobial activity against food-borne pathogens that cause tooth decay.

i. Salt:

A salt water mouthwash gets rid of tooth infection and helps cure toothache. Thorough rinsing of the mouth with salt water is important.

j. Liquor:

Good news for those who love their drinks! By squeezing a wad of cotton wool soaked in brandy against the affected tooth helps numb the pain. You can also make the gum numb by taking a swig of whiskey and holding it over the painful tooth.


  1. Thanks for this article! Having tips on home remedies that may help my family is so nice!

    I wanted to pass along this blog that has great home remedy recommendations for a toothache in case you wanted to add it to your blog roll or link to it.

    Have a great week!

  2. I did some of these home remedies when I was experiencing my worst toothache. They did help relieve the pain. I was unable to go to the dentist that time because I was in the province and was nowhere near a dental clinic. The closest one was miles away.

    Edmund Falkner

  3. This should be taught to kids and students in schools as part of their extra-curricular activities. That way, children will find it amusing and easy to deal with dental issues. That last bit about using liquor would be best left out for the adults though. After all, we wouldn't want to teach kids how to drink at an early age.

    Kristen Marlin

  4. Great tips! We have an oregano at home, so I think I can try this! My tooth can only be removed by my dentist when there is no pain anymore. She asked me to take my pain relief meds first before I could go back to the clinic again. Thanks for sharing this!

    Landen Worley