15 Home Remedies To Stop a Toothache

Science | By Cole Damon | April 2, 2018

With so many articles written on a daily basis about home remedies which can 'kill' a toothpaste, the information can seem a little bit overwhelming. But we have presented all this information on a reliable neat and tidy platform for all the readers to benefit from. For now we would be covering the basic ingredients needed for the home remedies, the preparation of these ingredients would require an entirely different article, which is in the works.


IT has been around for thousands of years, in use by the Romans, Chinese and even ancient Egyptians, even the people of old know of the powerful antibiotic effects of garlic which are released when it is crushed.

Clove oil

Cloves are unique for their anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anesthetic properties all in one powerful, tiny package. They can help to alleviate both the pain and the infection in teeth including fighting cavities, dental pain and mouth ulcers.


Quiet similar to clove oil, peppermint also offers similar properties to the table, bringing much relief to an aching tooth. Their also double as affective pain killers and should be best used in tea bag form - best kept refrigerated.

Bourbon and whiskey

Although there is no scientific evidence about this home remedy we do believe that it is somewhat effective. What it essentially does is halt the pain responses of the central nervous system in the brain, helping to alleviate the pain.


If done right, acupressure can completely arrest tooth pain right in its track by releasing endorphins and other feel-good hormones of the body. The process doesn't have to require the need of a professional to lighten the pain.

Salt water

It has the unique ability to cleanse loose debris in the mouth and completely neutralize potentially harmful bacteria that could be sitting around the affected area. The procedure itself is very simple, all you need is salt and water.


Although onions are known for their odd stench they give when ingested, they offer unmatched antiseptic and antimicrobial properties which can kill all the bacteria in the mouth which are contributing to the pain. Sounds too good to be true? Try it now and find out!

Guava leaves

They can easily relieve swollen gums and moth ulcers because of their analgesic properties. Simply chew a leaf or two to extract the juice, flow it to the affected tooth by using your tongue. Use a mouthwash, swirl it around and spit it out.


Cucumber is famous for its ability to get rid of the dark circles under the eye, but they also serve as a fantastic toothache remedy because of their hemostatic effects which can decrease the blood flow to the affected tooth.


Wheatgrass can contribute significantly to the gradual decrease of the bacteria in your teeth. They also serve as natural antibiotics which can protect both the teeth and gums from infections. Or better results, you should chew on the wheat grass directly over the affected tooth.

Hydrogen peroxide

No list of home remedies about killing a toothache is complete without including hydrogen peroxide in the mix. All you need to do is swish around 4% hydrogen peroxide solution in your mouth and spit it out. Repeat several times with water for about 30 seconds.


There really doesn't seem to be anything with turmeric can't do. It has several health benefits, the most useful of which is its strong antiseptic and antibacterial properties which can completely stop the pain in its tracks.


Backed by scientific studies, Thyme boasts possessing some of the most strongest antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of most essential oils. The best way to Thyme is to chew on the leaves at the opposite side of the mouth instead of the area of affected teeth.

Vanilla extract

It has several properties including antioxidant, aphrodisiac and antidepressant. This relaxing substance can be applied over your teeth used a cotton swap and a few drops of it. Repeat as many times as is required by the teeth.

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