How to reduce tooth painA toothache is a condition when the middle portion of the tooth becomes swollen or reddened. This middle portion is called pulp. The person having toothache problem should consult doctor sooner before the situation becomes worse, but if can’t reach to the doctor due to some reasons then you can try out some natural ways to get some toothache pain relief. Tooth pain can be in many ways like mild soreness, deadly pain in jaws, and severe throbbing pain in teeth.

Cause of Toothaches

  1. Infection
  2. Cavities
  3. Gum disease
  4. Cracked tooth
  5. Jaw joint disorder
  6. Expose tooth root
  7. Jaw joint disorder
  8. Bad crowns
  9. Dental decay
  10. Injuries


Here are top 10 natural ways to cure, heal or treat it


1. Clover and Coconut Oil

You need ½ tablespoon coconut oil and ½ tablespoon clove powder ( laung) and make a paste. Apply this paste on gums and tooth too. You will feel quick heal in pain. For best results do it thrice a day.

2. Pepper and Salt

Take equal amount of common salt and pepper. Make it paste by adding few drops of water. Apply on the paining tooth. Leave for few minutes. For good results apply this paste for few days. Both pepper and salt are analgesics, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory.

3. Garlic with Black Salt or Table Salt

Take some garlic cloves and crush it. Add a pinch of salt and apply on the paining tooth. This will give you instant relief. Repeat for few days.Use of garlic can also provide immense relief from a toothache.

4. Cloves with Oil (Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil)

Take 2 cloves and grind it. Add oil and apply. Cloves are very good for tooth pain because it has anesthetic properties, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant Or take clove oil and cotton ball. Dab cotton ball in oil and rub the sore tooth Or mix half glass water and few drops of clove oil and use as a mouth rinse.

5. Onion

Onions are good for toothache pain because it has the capacity to kill germs. For quick relief, you can chew raw onion for some time. If you can’t chew it raw then keep an onion piece on bad gum or tooth.

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6. Asafetida with Lemon Juice

Take a pinch of asafetida, add 2 teaspoon lemon juice and warm it a little bit. Take a cotton pad and apply it on the affected tooth. You will find that you are getting quick relief. You can use this in a fried manner too. Fry asafetida in clarified butter and apply on the tooth.

7. Lukewarm Water and Salt

Take a glass of lukewarm water, add salt around half spoon and use as a mouth rinse. This will help to reduce irritation and swelling and will kill bacteria.

8. Ice Cubes

Take one plastic bag and put one small ice cube. Now wrap the plastic with a thin cloth and apply on paining tooth for 10 minutes. This will numb the nerves. If you can’t put it on your tooth then you can use it on your cheek just over the tooth.

9. Tea Bag

Take a wet tea bag and put it on the affected tooth. It will give somewhat relief because it has astringent tannins helpful in pain relief by reducing swelling on gum.

10 Potato

Place a piece of fresh skin of the potato and hold it Or mix a pinch of salt, raw potato, mash and apply on the affected tooth.

Caution –

Don’t place aspirin on the affected tooth. It will cause burns on gums because of acid present in aspirin.

If I missed any home remedy then do let me know in comment section. I hope your query for how to reduce tooth pain is solved now.