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
Put 2 drops of clove oil on a cotton ball and place against affected tooth until pain goes away.
2. 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
Make a cup of hot tea using a black tea bag, and then apply the wet tea bag against affected tooth.
4. 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
Place 2 drops on cotton swab and hold against affected area.
7. Ice Pack
Cover an ice pack with a face towel and apply to outside of cheek where the pain is.
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.