8 Home Remedies For Toothache

8 Home Remedies For Toothache

There is nothing quite as painful and frustrating as a toothache. The sharp, throbbing pain makes it hard to work, eat, sleep, or enjoy just about anything. The good news is that there are a number of natural toothache treatments that don’t involve a visit to the dentist. Here are 8 remedies you can try to help make your toothache feel better.

1. Clove Oil

Clove Oil

Put 2 drops of clove oil on a cotton ball and place against affected tooth until pain goes away.

2. Salt Water

Salt Water

Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of boiling water. Swish in your mouth for 30 seconds before spitting out.

3. Black Tea

Black Tea

Make a cup of hot tea using a black tea bag, and then apply the wet tea bag against affected tooth.

4. Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide

Swish a small amount in your mouth with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Spit out and rinse your mouth out several times with regular water.

5. Whiskey or Brandy


Soak a cotton ball in whiskey or brandy, and apply cotton ball to tooth. You can also swish a small amount in your mouth and rinse out.

6. Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil

Place 2 drops on cotton swab and hold against affected area.

7. Ice Pack

Ice Pack

Cover an ice pack with a face towel and apply to outside of cheek where the pain is.

8. Onion


Chew a raw onion for a few minutes to relieve the pain. If the pain is so great that chewing is not possible, place a piece of raw onion directly on the bad tooth or gum.

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