Toothache


The pain which occurs around the teeth and jaws can be called as toothache. If the pain persists for more than 2 days, it is best to seek advice from the dentist. Until then, the simple home remedies available at home may provide temporary relief from the discomfort.


What are the Causes of Toothache?

  • Tooth decay, an infection, lose or broken fillings, or receding gums can cause it.
  • Mouth or jaw injury
  • Tooth fracture
  • Sinus infection leads to toothaches. 
  • Tooth decay – Due to bacterial invasion tooth decay occurs, where the nerves in the teeth may be exposed, causing pain.
  • Losing a filling – If the filling in the mouth is lost, the nerve inside the tooth may be exposed causing pain. 
  • Abscessed or infected tooth – Due to the dental abscess, pus is formed in the tooth, which may lead to a toothache. 
  • Accumulation of food particles and debris between your teeth. This can happen especially if the teeth have spaces between them.
  • Teething or wisdom teeth crowning –If the wisdom teeth are coming in, as well as breaking through the gums, they may be pressing against other teeth.
  • Temporomandibular joint disorders are a disease affecting the jaw joint, but can also affect your teeth.
  • Gum disease –Diseases such as gingivitis or periodontal disorders can cause toothaches or pain.
  • Grinding –You may grind or clench your teeth at night during sleep which can cause additional pain.

Symptoms and Signs of Toothache

  • Sharp, throbbing, or constant pain in the mouth
  • Tooth pain sometimes that occurs when pressure is applied
  • Swelling associated with painful gums 
  • Bad taste in the mouth which may occur due to an infection in a tooth
  • Fever or headache

When to go to a dentist?

  • If the pain persists more than 2days. 
  • If the toothache is associated with fever.
  • Signs and symptoms of infection, such as swelling which causes difficulty in chewing, redness in gums or a foul-tasting discharge.
  • When toothache causes trouble in breathing or swallowing.

Home Remedies to Relieve Toothache (Tooth Pain) Naturally

1.  Chewing clove buds


This is the most common and effective home remedy for toothache which is followed from time unknown. Chewing the clove bud during the time of toothache helps to relieve the condition.  The clove bud can be kept in between the site of pain toothache which gives the fast result to pain relief.

2.  Clove oil pulling


Clove oil or 3 pinches of Clove powder mixed with coconut oil should be used for Oil pulling. Focus on swishing the oil in the area of pain to prevent the numbing in the whole mouth. 

Clove contains Eugenol which acts as a natural anesthetic. It helps in numbing and reducing the pain to ease a toothache. Eugenol also holds good in anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to reduce swelling and irritation in the affected area.

3.  Saltwater Rinsing


Rinsing the mouth with warm salt water is a preventive and very helpful remedy in solving toothache. This should be continued thrice daily. This remedy is helpful in reducing pain and inflammation.

4.  Garlic paste application


Garlic has been known as a medicine to humanity since for thousands of years. In the condition of toothache create a paste of garlic with a pinch of salt and apply in the site of pain. Alternatively, chewing fresh garlic can also be opted. It not only kills harmful bacteria that cause dental plaque but also is an excellent pain reliever.

5.  Cinnamon powder with honey


Cinnamon powder, when combined honey produces a soothing effect. This can be applied to the site of pain or infection. It instantly relieves pain. Both honey and cinnamon possess anti-bacterial properties that work wonders for oral health.