It can be particularly irritating to have a constant toothache while going about your daily life and tasks. Toothaches are often caused by dental cavities or gum disease. If either of these applies to you, it may be time for a dental check-up. However, if you cannot find the time for a visit to the office, there are some ways to reduce the amount of pain from the comfort of your own home.

Quick, Natural Remedies for Toothaches:

  • Salt-water: Rinsing your mouth with saltwater reduces pain and swelling. This remedy is commonly used for losing teeth as well as cuts or sores in the mouth.

  • Tea: Tea has both a soothing and numbing quality. It can be used to reduce swelling and it certainly tastes good! For a more immediate effect, a hot, wet tea bag can be placed against the affected area.

  • Hydrogen Peroxide: Hydrogen Peroxide can be used as a rinse and to prevent infection from spreading. It kills bacteria and removes harmful liquid. However, you should not swallow this because it could be harmful if ingested.

  • Ice: Ice is known for its ability to numb certain areas of the body and the same goes for toothaches. Placing an ice pack against the afflicted are will likely result in relief and a reduction in swelling.

  • Special Toothpastes: If your toothache is caused by a fracture, the best option may be to use a toothpaste designed for sensitive teeth. It will reduce the pain associated with using the tooth and let you perform your tasks until the opportunity to visit the doctor arises.

  • Hot Packs: Just like ice packs, hot packs can reduce swelling and provide comfort to the afflicted area. However, it will not numb the area.