5 Best remedies for toothache relief

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Tooth pain often begins at times when you know you will not be making it to the dentist’s office anytime soon forcing us to start searching on the internet or in our pantry for remedies that will give us relief.

Toothache can be caused by many factors including age, poor oral health, wisdom tooth, dental issues, etc. The pain ranges from bearable to I-will-do-anything-for relief type of pain that often includes swollen gums, headache, fever, etc. Those of us that have experienced tooth pain know all about this

The following remedies are confirmed to give you relief just remember, these remedies are not a cure; they only provided temporary relief. My advice is for you to visit a dentist as soon as you for a proper checkup

If you already know why you are having a toothache and know that it will eventually subside, then continue using the remedies below until it is gone. Let u begin:

Natural Remedies

Salt-water rinse

This is probably the first remedy that you should use in my opinion when treating tooth pain. Simply dissolve 1-2 tablespoons of salt in half a cup of warm water and rinse your mouth with it and spit it out. Repeat 3-4 times daily.

The salt in the solution helps disinfects the tooth by fighting the bacteria causing the toothache, the warm water soothes the gums and reduces the swelling.


Clove is perhaps the most effective and commonly available home remedy for tooth pain. This old remedy has antiseptic properties that reduce the infection hence, the pain subsides in a matter of minutes. Trust me this is the remedy you need.

Though you need to be careful because cloves can hurt your teeth when used excessively or in high concentration

Simply rise 1-2 pieces of cloves and place them on the tooth that is aching. bite down on it and keep it there for as long as you can and you can almost immediately feel the relief.

If you are using the powder, simply use a pinch and sprinkle it on the aching teeth. Keep it there without moving it around or spitting it out for at least 30 minutes to one hour.

Some also use clove oil but remember not to apply the oil on other parts of the mouth except the painful area. use a cotton bud or small cotton ball to apply the only directly to the painful tooth


For some toothaches, sitting or reclining your head on an elevated position helps because when your head is at the same level as your body or lower, blood pooling in the head can worsen the inflammation hence, the pain. It might also give you more relief to avoid sleeping on the side that hurts

Never use Cold compress – never use ice

I keep seeing some advocating for a cold compress for toothache and that is perhaps the worst thing you can do when you have a toothache. The cold from the ice will numb the pain temporarily yes but as soon as you remove it, the aggravated nerves from the cold will only throb more than before causing you more pain.


Echinacea is an American herb that is often used in many toothpaste companies, it is mainly used to reduce inflammation in the mouth and reduce pain making it perfect for tooth pain. You can read more at remedy grove.

It is better to use the fresh herb. Simply slice the freshly washed herb and place it on the infected tooth. Keep it there for at least 3o minutes to one hour if using the capsule or tea bag, moisten the herb with a few drop of water and place it on the infected tooth.

Some also make a concentrated tea of echinacea and use it as a mouth rinse like the salt-water solution.


Use with caution if you are allergic to ragweed. If you have an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, or a chronic infection such as HIV/AIDS or tuberculosis, you should not use Echinacea.[8]


Peppermint is also recommended by some but I cannot confidently say that it works. It is an option that you can try.

Simply use it like the echinacea herb both on the tooth and as a rinse. I hope it works for you


I strongly urge you to get to the bottom of your toothache before depending completely on natural remedies for relief. If you continue to blindly use relief remedies, you might end up losing your tooth in the long run because you are not treating the tooth condition only the temporary pain

The remedies above might not be many but they are what I am sure work for toothache pain relief. Try to keep to the guidelines mentioned above. I hope you are able to solve your dental issues soon

Have a nice day. Thank you for reading till the end.

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