Get Rid of Toothache with These Incredible Home Remedies

The properties of a few natural ingredients can help to reduce a toothache. If your toothache continues, you should go to see a specialist.
Get Rid of Toothache with These Incredible Home Remedies

Last update: 09 September, 2018

Having a toothache is really uncomfortable. Any time one appears, it can instantly ruin your day.

You need to be careful when trying to get rid of toothache. It could be a sign of something more serious. You may, for example, need to do something about your oral hygiene, or go and see a dentist.

Toothaches can be caused by cavities or, in the majority of cases, it’s because wisdom teeth are coming through.

In this article, we’ll take a look at some natural remedies for toothaches. 

Home Remedies to Get Rid of a Toothache

A woman who really wants to get rid of toothache

If you suffered from a toothache in the past and wanted to try and address it yourself without going to the dentist, you’ve probably resorted to analgesics or anti-inflammatory drugs to get rid of the pain.

In this article, we’ll share some home remedies so that you don’t need to put so many chemicals into your body. You can treat the pain naturally and you can easily make these remedies at home.


Parsley is highly recommended for pain relief because of its antispasmodic properties, which help soothe the pain.

Here’s how to use it to get rid of toothache.

What Do You Need?

  • 1 tablespoon of parsley leaves (15 g)

What Do You Need to Do?

  • Take the parsley leaves and rinse them well.
  • Once rinsed, you need to chew the leaves with the teeth that are hurting.
  • To be most effective, you need to do this a number of times a day.


A serving of cloves

Cloves contain an ingredient called eugenol as well as other essential oils. Together, these ingredients have a pain-relieving effect. Cloves can also considerably improve the smell of your breath.

You can chew a clove with the teeth that hurt or you can make an infusion and rinse your mouth with it.


  • 3 or 4 cloves
  • 1 cup of water (250 ml)

What Do You Need to Do?

  • Make an infusion and use it as a mouthwash three times a day.

Water and Salt

We can’t rule out the possibility that your toothache is caused by an infection. For this, you can make use of the antiseptic properties of salt to get rid of the bacteria causing the infection.


  • 1 tablespoon of salt (15 g)
  • 1 glass of water (200 ml)

What Do You Need to Do?

  • Add a tablespoon of salt to a glass of water and mix well.
  • Use it as a mouthwash (without swallowing) after every meal.


Chamomile Tea with GInger

Chamomile has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and pain relief properties which are great if you want to get rid of a toothache.


  • 2 tablespoons of chamomile (30 g)
  • 2 tablespoons of water (30 ml)

What Do You Need to Do?

  • Pour equal parts chamomile and water into a container.
  • Using a clean gauze, apply it to the inflamed gums.
  • Repeat this until the pain has reduced.


Some lemons

Lemons are a citrus fruit with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that make them perfect for fighting bacteria and relieving infections.


  • The juice of 1 lemon

What Do You Need to Do?

  • Use the lemon juice as a mouthwash and keep it in the affected area for 1 minute.
  • Rinse out your mouth with lemon juice after every meal.


As you know, liquor has a high alcohol content. This can be very useful if you want to get rid of toothache because of its antiseptic properties and its ability to get rid of any kind of infection.


  • 4 tablespoons of any kind of strong liquor (60 m)

What Do You Need to Do?

  • Serve the liquor in a glass or cup and use it as a mouthwash over the affected area.
  • Be sure to just use it as a mouthwash and don’t swallow it.
  • Continue rinsing until the pain has subsided.


Some bulbs and cloves of garlic

Garlic is used a lot for soothing pain and treating infections because of its anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties.


  • 1 clove of garlic

What Do You Need to Do?

  • Crush a clove of garlic to extract the juice and apply it to the affected area of your mouth.
  • Use it every time pain appears.



Ice is often recommended for impact injuries since it helps blood circulation and “freezes” the nerves so you don’t feel as much pain.

What Do You Need to Do?

  • Take two ice cubes and wrap them in a cloth.
  • Place the ice on the cheek where your teeth hurt.
  • Make sure that the ice does not have direct contact with the skin as it could damage it.
  • Use this method until the pain subsides.

It’s important to stress that these remedies will not bring immediate results. However, if you use them regularly, the pain will reduce. If your toothache persists chronically, then you should go to see your dentist as soon as possible.

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Bear in mind that even though homemade toothache remedies can help you, there are cases in which it is vital to go to the dentist.

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