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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  1. says

    I recently suffered through this and found a suggestion online that told me to swish with a teaspoon of pure vanilla. It WORKED! I was pain free for several hours at a time! Great things to know.

  2. says

    i’ve had the most PAINFUL toothache ive ever experienced all this week. im on some painkillers that actually work now (also taking antibiotics to cure) before i got those (and still sometimes if its really bad) i suck on ice cubes..sounds crazy, but my teeth felt like they were on fire and the ice really cooled them down ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. says

    Hi Jill followed you from Raising Arrows. If once you find out about that plat would you please blog on it. After years of blogging about homeschooling I started a new blog geared towards fitness and health for woman. I look forward to reading more of your blogs through my email, thanks for sharing what you know.

  4. says

    Sometimes a toothache is actually the result of a sinus infection. If nothing seems to work and you have a headache as well, try a combination of fenugreek and thyme. It brings down the inflammation and allows the sinuses to drain.
    One way of knowing whether you have a sinus infection vs. a plain headache is to place a finger on either side of your nose and push up slightly. If the ache seems to subside or the area around the cheek bone is tender, it’s probably an infection. I would then also use colloidal silver in the ears and nose 3 times a day for at least 7 days.

  5. Anonymous says

    I had cavity prolems and some severe tooth ache difficulties recently, and tried brushing on black walnut hull powder on the spots in my mouth. Within about 2-3 days the daily pain went away; and when I would accidentally bite down on something wrong it didnt affect it any where near as it had before. I believe it may be helping to fill in the cavities.
    I could tell a difference with the clove oil recomended here on this site as well. It helped take away some of the pain on really bad nights. Thanks for giving the walnut powder and clove oil to me Jill!


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