8 Fast-Acting Toothache Remedies That Work a Treat!
Please help! I have a very painful toothache and need a home remedy that works and works quickly! I have no health insurance and can't keep taking pharmaceutical pain killers. They aren't agreeing with me.
A toothache is without a doubt one of the most painful problems you can have. In fact, some women even say that having a toothache is worse than going through childbirth!
The main causes of a toothache include infection, decay, nerve (pulp) inflammation, injury, a cracked tooth, or loss of a tooth, just to name a few (see above diagram). Thankfully, there are some terrific natural and home remedies that not only reduce the pain and swelling significantly, they go to work very quickly.
Here's 8 of the best...
#1. Garlic: Garlic is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibiotic herb that kills infection causing bacteria, fungi and viruses. It's probably the most popular home remedy for a toothache there is. The reason? It works!
Simply mix a crushed garlic clove (or use garlic powder if you don't have a fresh clove) with some sea salt or Himalayan pink rock salt and apply it directly on the affected tooth for some fast pain relief. Or if you prefer, chew one or two garlic cloves to release the allicin (this is the main antibiotic property contained in garlic) to give yourself some welcome relief. Continue to repeat this treatment for 2-3 days.
#2. Cloves: Similar to garlic, cloves also contain anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiseptic and anesthetic (numbing) properties that work quickly to alleviate tooth pain and fight any infection caused by a toothache or tooth abscess.
For this, either grind or crush two whole cloves and combine with some olive oil or coconut oil (slightly heated) then apply to the infected tooth. Or, you can go with the easier option of dabbing a cotton ball in some clove oil
and rubbing this directly on the sore tooth. You can also use the clove oil as a mouth rinse by mixing 3-4 drops in half a glass of water and swishing this mixture around in your mouth. Repeat 2-3 times daily.
#3. Your Own Urine: I was apprehensive to put this one in at first, however, it works so astonishingly well and works so quickly that I recommend it actually be your first "go to" remedy! All you need to do is get past your initial shock and disgust and you'll be fine. Urine therapy (uropathy) has been practised for thousands of years, particularly in India, and is a potent remedy for teeth and gum problems. You may think that your own urine is just a toxic waste product, but it's not. In fact, your pee is actually one of the most powerful antibiotics in existence - and best of all, it doesn't cost you a cent!
In fact, former Indian Prime Minister, Morarji Desai, drank his own morning urine every day and died at the age of 99! He said this about urine therapy... "For diseases of eyes, ears, teeth and skin, it is the most effective remedy".
Dr. G.K. Thakkar (author of "Wonders of Uropathy") stated that washing your mouth with your own fresh urine works with "almost 100% success" for all manner of tooth and gum problems including...
- Healing toothaches (works for the worst type of tooth pain and has never failed in a single instance. Even the severest, most excruciating toothache will disappear in a matter of minutes according to Dr. Thakkar).
- Loose teeth firming up within 1-2 weeks
- Incurable gingivitis, pyorrhea/periodontitis (bleeding gums) healed in just a few days
- Abscesses and canker sores healed within a matter of days
Uropathy will also help with...
- Dental inflammation
- Tartar (calculus) build-up
- Tooth root infection
- Bridge infection - will prevent bridge infection and pain from developing
To make use of this remedy you will need your morning urine, which is the strongest. Simply pee in a cup, then take a mouthful and "swish" this around in your mouth for 10 minutes. Do not swallow any of the mixture as it will contain toxic bacteria and other pathogens. Spit the mixture out then take another sip and swish once again for 10 minutes. Spit out then rinse your mouth with some clean water.
All I can say about this remedy is... wow, it really works!!! For the sake of your sanity and some well deserved sleep, be sure to give it a go! Just try not to gag on it.
#4. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Apple cider vinegar has strong antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. The acidic components in ACV also help to kill the bacteria that causes a toothache.
For this remedy, make sure the apple cider vinegar you use is organic and still contains the "mother" apple (like this one
). Do not use a processed ACV for this! All you do is take a mouthful of ACV and swish it around in your mouth for 10-15 minutes then spit out. Repeat this several times per day for best results.
In addition to this, try mixing 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of raw natural honey in a glass of warm filtered water then drink down. Do this twice each day, which will also help to kill the infection from the inside as well.
#5. Oil Pulling: Oil pulling has been used in ancient Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. It works by sucking the toxins and bacteria that are causing the pain and inflammation, from the mouth.
Simply swish a tablespoon of organic coconut oil
around in your mouth for 15-20 minutes then spit out. This practice is best done first thing in the morning upon arising, however, if you're desperate then anytime of the day will suffice.
#6. Hydrogen Peroxide: Preferably use the 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide
for this one. Hydrogen peroxide destroys almost all infections, and does this quite rapidly. Take a mouthful and gargle and swish around in the mouth for 10 minutes before spitting out. Repeat when needed.
#7. Activated Charcoal: Activated charcoal is great for drawing out an infection and providing pain relief and works particularly well for abscesses. Mix some activated charcoal powder
with a small amount of water - just enough to make a paste. Apply this to the affected tooth/abscess and leave on. Re-apply if or whenever the tooth starts to become troublesome again.
#8. Salt Water: One of the oldest known remedies in the book. Simply mix a teaspoon of sea salt in a glass of hot water and use this to rinse your mouth thoroughly. The salt water helps to reduce the swelling and inflammation, along with destroying the bacteria that's causing the infection.
So hopefully one of these remedies helps you out Kathy and gives you some much deserved relief.
Good luck and all the best to you!