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Natural Pain Relief for Toothaches

8 October,2017

Natural Pain Relief for Toothaches

Toothaches always seem to strike at the worst times, like in the middle of the night or when the dentistry office is closed. If this is the case, then there are a number of home remedies that you can make and apply to temporarily alleviate the pain until you can see your dentist and have it properly checked out. These include:

Salt Water Rinse

If you are experiencing some pain within your teeth, or notice that your gums feel rather swollen, then salt water rinsing can help you. Simply add some teaspoons of salt to some warm water, swish it around in your mouth for a bit, and spit it out. It is important that the water used is warmed, as boiling hot or freezing cold water can have an adverse effect and cause you more discomfort.

Clove Oil

You want to focus on easing the swelling or pain that is associated with a toothache in order to get some sort of pain relief. Clove oil is a great way to gain some temporary relief to the area. As it contains eugenol, is can act as a natural anaesthetic. Simply add a few drops of this oil to a cotton ball and rub it on the affected area. Whilst the oil will numb the area, it will not cure the underlying reasons behind your toothache.

Cold Compresses

If you have noticeable swelling to your cheeks or exceptional pain radiating from the area, ensure that you hold an ice pack to the outside of your cheek to lessen some of the pain. By icing the area for 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off, you may gain some relief in the area and reduce the swelling.


Ensure that you don’t use these as a means of curing your toothache, and instead take note that these are only methods of alleviating or lessening the pain felt. It is important that at any signs of aching or pain within the gums or teeth you contact your dentist, and make an appointment as soon as possible.

There may be some serious underlying issues that are causing your toothache, and it won’t go away by home remedies. In the case of an emergency, or if the pain becomes excruciating, ensure that you go to an emergency dental clinic as soon as possible.

For more information, or to book an appointment today, get in touch with the team at Dental on Clarendon.