Home Remedies For Toothaches

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 Some find themselves at the emergency room with a toothache – they can be very painful!  Toothaches normally happen on the weekend when you can’t make it to the dentist, don’t they?  What can you do from home to help your aching teeth?

Here are some ideas to try:
*Dip a chamomile tea bag (needs to be straight chamomile and not a mixture of herbs) into boiling water to release the oils.  Let it cool enough to touch.  Apply this tea bag to the tooth to relieve pain and repeat as necessary.
*Bruise a handful of anise seeds with a cup or mortar and pestle.  Steep in boiling water 10 minutes.  Strain and drink tea.
*Steep 1 Tbs. Calendula flowers in 1 cup boiling water for 10 minutes.  Strain flowers and swish tea through the mouth.
*A few drops of clove oil placed on the tooth has a numbing effect and will kill bacteria.
*Place a clove of garlic on toothache.  This may burn, but will relieve pain and kill infection.
*1/4 tsp. salt mixed with 1/4 tsp. of pepper and placed on the aching tooth has helped my children!
*Place a few drops of tea tree oil on teeth

What are remedies you’ve had success with for toothaches?

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