Sometimes we need temporary relief from a toothache until we can get in to see a dentist. This is a guide about home remedies for toothache.
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To ease tooth ache pain don't buy toothache gel which does a good job numbing the pain but can be expensive. Instead buy a large tube of Sensodyne toothpaste or the dollar store brand of sensitive toothpaste and take some out and place on the spot where the tooth is hurting. This will instantly stop the tooth from hurting and it lasts for hours while the numbing gel (i.e. Ambesol) only lasts for a few minutes. I have tried this and it works. I carry a small tube of the Sensodyne toothpaste in my purse. You can get a free tube of it from the Sesodyne toothpaste website.
By Cherie from Taylor, MI
Got a toothache? Relief is on it's way. Place a whole clove inside the jaw next to the tooth that is bothering you. In just a little while, the pain will begin to subside.
Don't have whole cloves? Take a cotton ball,add clove oil, and lay it in the area it is needed. Only use a small amount as the clove oil is concentrated. Most pharmacies sell clove oil or you can buy it from your herbalist.
Note: This is only for temporary relief. If pain persists you should see your dentist.
By Gem from VA
For a really painful toothache, dip a piece of cotton in vanilla and put it in the tooth, within 10 to 15 minutes you won't even know you had a toothache. Get to the dentist anyway.
Source: Hand me down from Grandma, she knew everything.
By Kathy from Omaha, NE
If you have a toothache and can't get to the dentist right away place one or two (or more) whole cloves between the gum and cheek by the affected tooth. It will naturally numb the area for a while. This can be repeated as often as necessary. Cloves are a spice you probably have in your pantry. They are used when you bake a ham.
Source: I learned this from family visits with a variety of generations, passing tips along to the younger people.
By Irene from Williston, FL
Most toothaches are caused by an infection around the tooth. It is between the tooth and the gums causing pressure. Try coating the area with Tea Tree Oil on a Q-tip. Try to keep your tougue away from it, it tastes terrible. Do this two or three times a day if you can. It takes about two days to have an effect. After the pain is gone continue it for one more day as insurance, There are two types of the tea tree oil available, get the one that is about $15, it works.
By Dave from Oshawa, ON
Take a clove and let it sit in your mouth for a minute or until soft, then apply over the painful area until the pain goes away.
By Katie M. 
Last night I had a menacing toothache that would not cease. These are all the remedies that I used and the one that finally did the trick at 9:45 this morning!
My advice is to try the remedies I listed above and see which works for you. So many people swear by the vanilla extract as well as the garlic. For me, the only saving grace was an over the counter pharmaceutical but it was pure heaven and almost instantaneous. Most importantly, take good care of your dental hygiene. It affects all your organs and, if you are lazy about it, you will suffer needlessly.
Garlic is another remedy that works on toothache pain. I place a sliver of garlic between the infected area of the tooth and cheek for as long as I can stand it, because the garlic has a peppery taste. The garlic, like cabbage, will draw out the infection and relieve the pain and swelling. Cloves work to numb the infected area also.
By dee53 
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Here are questions related to Home Remedies For Toothache.
I have a bad toothache. What can I do?
By Prisie1111 from Palm Springs, CA
By Hallie 01/12/2011
My family has used this remedy every time we get a tooth ace, Get a head of cabbage, they are pretty cheap, chop some of it up really small, wrap it in a cloth, and put it on your tooth, it doesn't taste bad! I think it tastes quite good! You leave it in till tastes bad, then take it out and put another one in, it pulls all of the infection, or anything else out and stops the hurt, it will heal the tooth back to normal in just a day or two! Hope this helps!! :)
I recently had a horrible toothache and nothing worked to stop the pain. Then my soon-to-be hubby brought home a few packets of this stuff called Pain Aid from work. This stuff works so good, but I can't seem to find it any place! It has Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Salicylamide and Caffeine in it. Does anyone happen to know where to find it or something similar to it that works so well?
Thank you in advance! :^)
Katie from PA
By heathera515 07/10/2015
Katie the medicine u talked bout called Pain Aid, is a wonderful one. I live in Nebraska and the convenience store I manage actually carries these and others continuously. We get it from company called See medical. Look it up!!!!!
I need temporary relief for a toothache until I can get to the dentist. Any help would be appreciated.
Donna from Sacramento, CA
Okies... Well a friend of mine was suffering from a horrible toothache and had no way to get any medication for it. She called me complaining and had not slept for quite sometime. Well all the old standards I knew about like liquor, oil of cloves, aspirin directly on the tooth etc, weren't available to her. I asked my 90 year old grandmother. She had read something in a 1920's local paper. Sounded nutty to me. But I told my friend about it. And what do you know . It actually worked and she went to sleep within 20 mins comfortably. It's totally natural.
Take a raisin and split it open. Fill it with pepper. Place on the bad tooth or area where you are hurting and leave it there. Within 20 mins you should be feeling some relief. Don't thank god, Thank my grandma.
Any good remedies for toothaches besides over the counter or oil of cloves?
Laurie from Marshfield, WI
By Irene (Guest Post)10/23/2008
Many years ago, I used a shot of whiskey swirled around the achy tooth and spit out (I was pregnant). It not only helped with the pain, but was a type of antiseptic, until I could get to the dentist. It is imperative you get to a dentist ASAP!
I have a toothache that has been bothering me for four days now. What can I do to relieve this pain? Everytime I am about to sleep it hurts; so what can I do?
By Kyle J.
By Cindy 07/31/2013
Ibuprofin will work great. Like 3 200mg tablets until you can see your dentist.
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