With seemingly dozens of toothache remedies available, how do you know which one is right for you?  What works?  What doesn’t?

When it comes to home remedies for toothache, the one and only answer to those questions may be, “It depends.”

Every person suffering from toothache pain reacts to individual toothache remedies in different ways.  What works for one person may not work for another.  Genetically speaking, some people simply have better teeth and may respond more favorably to home treatments.

Not only that, but the cause of the toothache also plays a large role.  For example, a chipped tooth would be treated differently than infected gums or a wisdom tooth extraction.

However, when you’re at home at 2 a.m. in the morning suffering from the unbearable pain associated with many toothaches, you have little choice but to try and find a home remedy that stops the throbbing and sensitivity.

The problem with most home remedies for toothache is they often only focus on relieving symptoms, but fail to resolve the core problem of the tooth pain.  In other words, they simply mask the pain.   Once they wear off, the toothache returns.

Below are 5 toothache home remedies you can use immediately to numb the pain.  However, for a more permanent solution, we highly recommend Diane Puttman’s toothache relief method which can be found in her ebook, “How To Get Rid Of A Toothache Naturally In Less Than 12 Hours”.

5 Toothache Remedies You Can Perform At Home

Garlic Cloves

One of the most well-known home remedies for relieving toothache pain is garlic cloves.  Simply smash up garlic and apply the solution directly to the aching tooth or place it between the tooth and your cheek.  For an even more potent formula, mix the garlic cloves with a bit of salt.

Peppermint leavesPeppermint Leaves

Chewing on peppermint leaves is another option for getting toothache pain relief from home.  In some cases, chewing on the leaves with an aching tooth may be unbearable.  If this is the case, then the leaves can be mashed up and turned into a paste that can then be applied to the sore area.


You may have thought onions were only good for making you cry, but they can actually be a very fast acting home remedy for toothache.  Simply cut an onion into small slices that can be placed in your mouth around the gum area of your sore tooth.  Squeeze the onion slice gently with your fingers to release some of the juice over your tooth and gums.  Within a few seconds, you should start feeling some relief.

Cloves And Clove Oil

Cloves and clove oil are well known and widely accepted as toothache cures.  In fact, people have used this method for centuries and have passed it down from generation to generation.  Simply place a clove or several drops of clove oil against the painful area of your tooth until the pain subsides.  Repeat as necessary.

If this doesn’t work or if you have a problem with the clove oil running off the tooth and becoming ineffective, you can try creating a paste out of water and crushed cloves.  When done correctly, the paste can be molded to shape around the tooth.

Apple Cider Vinegar

If none of the toothache remedies above work, you can also try dipping a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar.  Place it over the sore tooth for between 10-20 seconds and reapply if necessary until you’re able to numb the pain.

For hard to reach places at the back of your mouth, you can use a cotton swab instead of a cotton ball.  If apple cider vinegar is unavailable, regular vinegar may be substituted.

One or more of the above methods should provide you with some toothache pain relief, but it’s unlikely these methods will stop a toothache for good and keep it from coming back.    We recommend Diane Puttman’s toothache cure for those who have had little luck with simple toothache home remedies.

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