Toothache: 10 natural ways to relieve it quickly

Unbearable dental pain

Who hasn’t experienced toothache?

When we know that nearly 90% of people have suffered from cavities in their lives, there is no doubt that many of you are looking for solutions to this intense pain.

Effective remedies for tooth pain don’t have to break the bank.
There are natural treatments that you can easily try out at home.

So here are the best natural solutions for relieving toothache.

Cold compress

Speaking of inexpensive remedy, the cold compress comes first.

Cold is generally effective on all types of pain.

Use an ice cube or place ice in a clean cloth and apply to the painful area for 15 minutes.

Ice will put your nerves to sleep very quickly.

You can also apply this cold compress on the cheek.
Your brain will perceive the signal sent by the cold, it will become dominant, quickly pushing the pain signal away.

Cold reduces inflammation and swelling while providing a local numbing effect.


If you don’t like the cold, make yourself a tea… but a mint tea.

Peppermint also has anesthetic and disinfectant properties.

Add a teaspoon of mint leaves to a cup of boiling water and let steep for 20 minutes.

Make this tea a mouthwash.

If you don’t have mint leaves available, you can also use any mint teabag.
Let it cool then apply to the painful area.

Note however that this natural remedy has only a brief effectiveness.
For its effect to last, you will need to reapply the solution as soon as the pain wakes up.

Clove tooth pain

The clove or the clove oil is of course a spice above all.

But it is also an excellent pain reliever.

Used since the dawn of time for dental pain, it contains eugenol, a natural antiseptic.

It is frequently incorporated in toothpastes and mouthwashes as its properties are beneficial for dental health.

You can make use of it by chewing on a clove in the precise place of pain to benefit from the virtues of its oil.

You can also place a drop or two of clove essential oil directly on the affected area.

In any case, clove is the emergency solution for dental pain to integrate into your personal pharmacy.

clove tooth pain

Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide has an analgesic effect that will help you endure the discomfort.

It can also reduce dental plaque, treat gingivitis, and kill bacteria.

You can use it as a mouthwash by diluting 3% hydrogen peroxide in equal parts with water.

Do not swallow it while gargling and be sure to rinse your mouth several times with clean water after mouthwash.


Thyme is also an ancient remedy, it is not just a spice.

It can treat acne or help regulate blood pressure. It is antibacterial and antioxidant.

It is a very useful tool for the treatment of toothaches and again an essential natural remedy to have in your pharmacy.

Drop a few drops of thyme essential oil in water, soak a cotton ball and apply it on the affected area.

You can also make yourself a mouthwash by adding a few drops of thyme oil to a glass of water.

Guava leaf

The leaves of this exotic fruit have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.

They not only relieve dental pain but also treat canker sores and swollen gums.

To enjoy their virtues, you just need to chew one or two guava leaves so that the juice infiltrates the sore tooth.

You can also boil a few leaves in water, let cool and then add a pinch of salt.
You will use this solution as a mouthwash.


Wheatgrass has antibacterial properties that provide a short and long term solution.

It also prevents cavities.

For quick results, chew wheatgrass or juice it up and use it as a mouthwash.

It eliminates toxins from the gums and provides essential nutrients while stopping the proliferation of bacteria.

And what’s more, it gives you good breath when used regularly.

To better understand its action, the chlorophyll, amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and calcium it contains make it the ultimate remedy for gum problems.


Onion targets infection-causing germs and relieves pain.

The best way to benefit from its virtues is to chew a small portion on the sore side of your mouth.

Thus, the onion juice will directly reach the affected tooth.

If you are unable to chew, place the piece of onion directly on the tooth and hold it with your fingertip.

Remember that the more caustic the onion, the faster the healing will be.

Use red or yellow onions to treat a dental problem.


Garlic is well known for its medicinal properties.

In dental disease, it destroys the most harmful bacteria and is an excellent pain reliever.

The best way to use it is to make a paste out of it and place it on the painful area.

You can also chew it slowly until the pain is gone.

If you are worried about the smell of garlic, remember that it is most effective in putting off that throbbing pain that overwhelms you.

Salt water mouthwash

Salt water is a natural disinfectant and a very effective remedy for treating a dental problem.

Mix half a tablespoon of salt in a glass of lukewarm water and use the solution as a mouthwash.

Salt water also reduces swelling of the gums and cleanses the affected area.

Dentists recommend rinsing your mouth with salt water in addition to regular tooth brushing to ensure good dental hygiene.


If the pain is overwhelming you and you have nothing on hand to help you, try acupressure.

By pressing specific points, real pain reduction and real well-being can be achieved by stimulating endorphins.

You can target the following pressure points for toothache:

– Apply intense, circular pressure to the back of the ankle for two to three minutes.

digitopuncture toothache

– Exert intense pressure between the base of the thumb and the index finger of the hand for two to three minutes.
You will feel a painful impression at first, insist until it is gone.

intense toothache

In summary

There are very effective natural remedies to relieve toothache, but you should know that they only have a temporary effect and will not cure not definitely your problem.

It is therefore desirable to use them occasionally, when the pain is unbearable but pending an appointment with your dentist in order to identify and treat the cause of a recurring dental problem.

If you are pregnant, breastfeeding or if you suffer from any disease that could be affected by these natural remedies, the dentist remains your priority.

And you, what do you do to relieve a toothache?
Please leave your tips in the comments.

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