How to Cure a Toothache by Using Home Medication


Any person who has suffered from a toothache can tell you exactly how unbearable the pain can grow—to the point it can make you literally stop going about your day-to-day life because the pain overwhelms you. If you can’t get an appointment with or afford a trip to the dentist right away, you can resort to home remedies that may help ease the pain by using common, household items.

  • Use a clove to ease a toothache by either rubbing its oil all over the gum or chewing it. People often use cloves for baking, so you might already have it on hand in your home. Clove has components that lessen pain; additionally, you can use it as an antiseptic to help control possible infections that can eventually cause toothaches. You can also use clove oil, which you apply directly to the inflamed area.

  • Many people use garlic in their cooking, but you can also make use of it for your toothache problem. Chew some garlic at least three times a day. Garlic has the ability to kill bacteria and can stop the throbbing. You might not find it very appealing since it won’t give you the freshest breath, but it can offer relief. If you cannot stand the taste, mixed the loose garlic with some Epsom or peanut butter and then press it gently directly to the tooth that hurts. Keep it in place for at least 30 minutes. Note that you should use fresh garlic rather than powdered garlic or garlic salt.
  • You can use vanilla to lessen tooth pain. This option doesn’t prevent or help stop infection, but it sure is a tastier way of easing pain at home. Use a drop of it directly on the infected tooth as often as you can and as needed throughout the day to help you cope with the pain and discomfort.
  • Ice can also help manage your toothache. Press a piece of ice gently to the side just outside your mouth at the location of the toothache. Initially this might add a little to the pain, but it will eventually anesthetize the area and thereby ease and lessen the pain as well as the inflammation. You can do this as often as you want until you find pain relief.
  • Make use of peppermint as an instant mouthwash. Mix 30 drops of its essential oil in one-quarter cup of water to create a homemade mouthwash. Swish or gurgle it for about 30 seconds at least three times a day. Peppermint has the ability to control inflammatory and can serve as an antiseptic that assists in decreasing pain as it removes the infection.
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About the Author: Andrew Reinert is a health care professional who loves to share different tips on health and personal care. He is a regular contributor to MegaHowTo and lives in Canada.

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