Toothache Home Remedies

Causes of Toothache and Natural Old Home Remedies

Toothache home remedies provide quick relief but you also need to know the causes of toothache for prevention. For example, sinus toothaches are common. Find the best toothache remedy for your pain.

Toothache Home Remedies


Have you ever experienced an excruciating toothache? A toothache that made you stop in your tracks and clench your fists with agony?

Well, I have!

And I am sure most people have; yet it is a most uncomfortable feeling and one that most people do not look forward to.

Toothaches can be relieved with home remedies however you will also need to visit a dentist to ensure that there is not an issue that needs more treatment (like a cavity that needs to be filled).

So, instead of waiting for the next toothache to come around again, let’s learn what are some possible causes of the common toothache and learn about some possible toothache home remedies to eliminate that horrible pain.

Causes of Toothache

To get started, let’s take a look at some possible causes of the dreaded toothache:

  • The first obvious reason for the causes of toothache could be simple decaying of your teeth. As your tooth decays, more of the root and inner workings of your tooth will be exposed to air, food and any other objects you put in your mouth. The exposure of a root could cause an instant toothache when cold air, food or beverage comes into contact with it.
  • The cavity is another cause of toothache. During your visit at the dentist, there is nothing worse than when the dentist says, “you have a cavity”. They don’t even have to tell you what’s next (you’ll find out fast enough): the painful shot, the smell of grinding tooth, and the burning of your teeth as they drill out that cavity. Yuk!
  • The last reason could be related to mouth bacteria. The bacteria in your mouth can cause a simple toothache that can come and go throughout the day.

Sidebar: A sinus toothache is actually not a toothache but a sinus infection. If your sinuses are infected the roots of your upper molars may feel sore and achy. Your dentist can often prescribe antibiotics or you can go to your doctor for treatment.

Toothache Home Remedies

Now, it’s time to move on to the good stuff; and that is to try and stop the aggravating pain with some simple Toothache Home Remedies

Here’s a list of 10 possible toothache home remedies for your toothache (if you have a toothache right now, read fast!):

  1. You can rub the palm of your hand with ice cubes; sounds odd, but it worked for me! Or better yet, suck on some ice. Treat the problem like any good bruise. Put ice on the aching tooth or the nearest cheek for 15-minute intervals at least three or four times a day. Keep reading for more GREAT toothache home remedies!
  2. Green tea is a great old home remedy for your toothache. Soak the green tea bag in water for a minute, then drink the tea and hold the tea bag up to the inflamed tooth for about 5 minutes. There are natural compounds in green tea that act as an antibiotic and will help the pain go away.
  3. Rinse with salty water: After each meal and at bedtime, stir 1 teaspoon of salt into an 8-ounce glass of water (at body temperature). Hold each mouthful; roll it around your mouth. Spit.
  4. Grapefruit Seed Extract: Put 10 drops into 5 oz of water, sip it, and let it lie in your mouth and around tooth, then spit it out and continue this until the toothache is gone.
  1. Oil up with oil of cloves. People have been using this over-the-counter remedy for many years. Most drugstores carry tiny bottles of the oil. Drop a little directly onto the tooth, or dab a little on a cotton ball and pack the elixir next to the ache.
  2. Make a paste of bay berry bark with vinegar and apply to the aching tooth.
  3. Place 2-3 drops of vanilla extract on the tooth that is aching; this can provide instant pain relief!
  4. Chewing leaves of the guava tree (if you have a backyard guava tree) will provide some relief from tooth pain.
  5. And the last toothache home remedies involve rinsing it away. Sometimes the pain is caused by lodged food between your teeth, if this is the case, take a mouthful of water (preferably with some added table salt) and rinse it vigorously.
  6. Cut off a piece of potato and put on your sore tooth for about 15 minutes.

Long Term Care of Toothache

First, if the toothache does not go away in a short time, please consult a dentist before you do some real damage to your teeth and gums.

Second, take better care of your teeth. This is a good way to prevent future toothaches. Here are a few ideas on how to better maintain your teeth:

  1. Floss your teeth regularly! This helps to remove food and other junk in between your teeth. People are real good at cleaning the front and backs of teeth, but not so good on cleaning between their teeth.
  2. Gargle a glassful of water mixed with 1 tsp of salt after each meal and at bedtime.
  3. Try to stay away from sugary drinks and foods. If you drink 12 sodas and eat 6 candy bars everyday, then you need to brush your teeth more than once a day and see your dentist very frequently!
  4. Chewing raw onion for approx 3 minutes is sufficient to kill all the germs in the mouth and ensure protection from a host of tooth disorders. Although watch out, this may cause another problem: bad breath.
  5. Gargling hydrogen peroxide after every meal (note: for short term use only) helps to remove and kill any bacteria or germs. The FDA has approved 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide (97% water) for use as a mouthwash but only for short term use or a specific problem.

Toothache Home Remedies

Having a toothache is never a fun thing, and most of us have had our share.

There are steps you can take to prevent a future toothache, but if you find yourself in the middle of a horrible toothache and the natural remedies above don’t work, consider trying Oral-Assist – Homeopathic remedy; it will temporarily relieve common toothaches, plus promote oral health and fresh breath.

It’s a good idea to keep a bottle of this on hand, because you never know when a dreadful toothache will strike. If your toothache persists, please go see a dentist.