6 Popular Home Remedies for Toothaches

6 Popular Home Remedies for Toothaches

Toothaches can vary in pain of course. Some may be unbearable, while others are a mild soreness. The main causes for toothaches are cavities, infections, exposed root, gum diseases, cracked tooth, loose filling, and a jaw joint disorder.

If you are experiencing a toothache, it is wise to make an appointment with your dentist before the toothache revolves to a bigger problem. If you are not able to make it to the dentist for whatever reason, you can try some natural home remedies to help relieve the pain.

Pepper and Salt

A good balance of salt and pepper with a little bit of water can be a great solution when your tooth becomes super sensitive. You will need to make sure you have equal amounts of both salt and pepper and add a few drops of water to make it paste like. You will want to apply it directly on the area that is bothering you. Leave it on for a few minutes and rinse. You can do this daily for several days.


Did you know garlic does wonders on many things throughout your body? It is no different when it comes to your teeth.  You will want to crush a garlic clove, or if you have garlic powder that will work too. You will want to add some salt and apply it directly to the area that is bothering you. If prefer you can always chew on one or two garlic cloves to get the same relief also. It is completely up to your preference. You can repeat this process for a few days.


Cloves have to be one of the best home remedies when it comes to toothaches. You will need to grind up two cloves, mix in a tad bit of olive oil or even vegetable oil. You can apply this mixture directly on the area that is bothering you.  You can either use a cotton ball and dab it on the sore tooth or you can take a few drops of the mixture and add a half glass of water and use it as a mouth rinse.


Onions also have antimicrobial and antiseptic properties that can help control your toothache. It gives you relief from the pain by the onion killing off the germs that cause the infection. When you first start feeling a pain in your tooth, it is wise to start chewing on a raw onion for a few minutes to relieve the pain. If you are not able to chew the onion for some reason, you can always place the piece of raw onion on your tooth for a few minutes.


Now, if you have a toothache and your gums are bleeding you can treat it with asafetida. You can simply add a small amount of powdered asafetida and mix it with lemon juice and warm it. You will then need to use a cotton ball or a cotton pad to apply the mixture directly on the affected area. This will give you a quick relief.

Warm Salt Water

You probably heard this a million times. Warm salt water; and this is probably one of the oldest tricks in the book. It actually works because it helps kill the bacterium that is causing the infection, which in return will give your toothache a relief, it is best to do this two times a day daily, if needed.

If at any time you do not get any relief from the above home remedies, call your dentist immediately. Some issues may require a more aggressive treatment than these home remedies can do for you.

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