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.
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
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
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.
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.
I have a bad toothache. What can I do?
By Prisie1111 from Palm Springs, CA
Ditto on the oil of cloves (you can ask your pharmacist for it) or Orajel to get temporary relief but you really, really must see a dentist because problems with teeth can cause serious health issues! Call your local Department of Human Services/Resources or your doctors office to ask where your nearest low/no cost dental clinics are and call those dental clinic(s) to ask their rules of how to get help from them!
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!! :)
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!
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.
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.
cayenne or Black pepper?
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
Zee medical makes it. They supply work places and commercial industries. I have packs and packs of them
well not "free" its prepaid
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.
I suffered for many years with dental pain. I can tell you I don't smoke, but I always kept a cigarette in my home. You light up, draw in as much as your mouth can hold, and hold it in till you can't anymore. I don't know why it works but it does. Good luck and yes, clove oil is great but a dentist is the best.
Ibuprofin will work great. Like 3 200mg tablets until you can see your dentist.
Any good remedies for toothaches besides over the counter or oil of cloves?
Laurie from Marshfield, WI
Ditto, what the former dental assistant said as so was I. Also if you let it go to long it will get infected swelling up and BEFORE the root canal can be done. You have to take series of antibiotics BEFORE the dentist can begin the root canal. Also most general dentists do not do root canals sending you to a specialist. This will cost much more. Get to your dentist.
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!