If you have a toothache and are too lazy to go treat it professionally, you should know some home remedies for toothache. A toothache, depending on the severity, can be fixed at home using one of many potential remedies. If the toothache cannot be fixed using the home remedy, its severity can at least be reduced.
- One of the simplest ways to reduce the impact of the pain of a headache is to use clove oil. Clove oil is a natural pain reliever, and prevents the bacteria from a toothache from spreading. Make a mixture of two parts of olive oil with one part of clove oil (thereby diluting the clove oil, which may cause a burning sensation in the mouth if used undiluted). Dip a cotton ball in the mixture and place it in your mouth on the side of the pain, biting into it with your mouth. You should feel the pain begin to reduce immediately.
- If you don't have access to clove oil, you can easily use garlic instead, which is another great home remedy for a toothache. Crush a medium sized piece of garlic as fine as you can to turn it into a paste, and add a tiny amount of salt to it. This paste should be applied directly to the tooth that is causing your toothache, as garlic is renowned for its medicinial properties.
- Another home remedy for a toothache is to take a sip of neat, undiluted whisky (or rum). Keep it in your mouth, swishing it around the tooth that is causing the toothache, taking care not to swallow it. Alternatively, you could simply keep the whisky or rum in the area where the toothache is for as long as possible. This will cause the tooth and its surrounding area to get numb, thereby temporarily getting rid of the pain.