12 Home Remedies For Curing A Toothache

Having a toothache can sap you of all your energy. Imagine being in a survival, or disaster situation with a horrible toothache and not having access to a dentist.

Of course going to the dentist is the best thing you can do to get rid of a toothache, but in the absence of a dentist we have found 12 home remedies for curing a toothache.

Listed below are 12 great home remedies for getting rid of a toothache. As previously mentioned seek out a dentist first, and use these only if one is not available.


Directions: Apply the below remedies directly to both the problem tooth and surrounding gums unless otherwise directed.

For items that direct you to chew, or for liquids that are to be swished around inside mouth, direct the liquid on and around the sore tooth as much as possible. So here is a list with 21 toothache home remedies.

Do not swallow liquids. Rinse your mouth and spit them out when done.

  1. Salt Water: Mix a heaping tablespoon full of salt in a small glass of warm water; swirl around inside your mouth for as long as you can, spit out. Repeat as needed.

  2. Hydrogen Peroxide: Swoosh a bit of hydrogen peroxide. If the taste is too horrid for you, try diluting with a bit of water.

  3. Alcohol: Swoosh a bit of whiskey, scotch, brandy or vodka. A strong mouthwash that contains alcohol will do the trick too.

  4. Vanilla Extract: Saturate a cotton ball with vanilla and hold in place. Can also use a cotton swab dipped in extract. Other extracts that have the same effect are: Almond Extract Peppermint Extract & Lemon Extract

  5. Tea Tree Oil: Just a drop or two will do the trick. You can also add some to a cotton swab and hold in place or add a few drops of tea tree oil to a small glass of lukewarm to warm water and rinse your mouth with it.

  6. Oil Of Oregano: Mix a few drops with a bit of olive oil, then saturate a cotton ball with mixture. Can replace the olive oil with lukewarm water if preferred.

  7. Apple Cider Vinegar: Soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar (ACV) and hold it in place. Can also try regular household vinegar.

  8. Ginger Root: Take a fresh piece of ginger and chew it a bit.

  9. Garlic: Take a clove of garlic, smash it and apply (settle it inside cheek). You can also mash some garlic with salt.

  10. Peppermint Leaves: Chew on fresh peppermint leaves. You can also dried leaves, just hold them in place.

  11. Potato: Cut a fresh piece of potato (raw, skin off) and hold in place. Can also pound a piece of raw potato, mix in a bit of salt and use the mash.

  12. Lime: Cut a slice or wedge of lime and apply, bite into it if you can to release some of the juice. To see 9 more tips to get rid of a toothache go to the full article here: AllSelfSustained.com


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