10 DIY Methods To Instantly Stop A Toothache!

Toothache Remedy #6: Ice


Place a small ice cube in a plastic bag, wrap a thin cloth around the bag, and apply it to the aching tooth for about 15 minutes to numb the nerves. Alternatively, that ice pack can go on your cheek, over the painful tooth. Also, according to folklore, if you massage your hand with an ice cube, you can help relieve a toothache. When nerves in your fingers send “cold” signals to your brain, they may override the pain signals coming from your tooth. Just wrap up an ice cube in a thin cloth and massage it in the fleshy area between your thumb and forefinger.

Toothache Remedy #7: Hydrogen Peroxide

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To help kill bacteria and relieve some discomfort, swish with a mouthful of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. This can provide temporary relief if the toothache is accompanied by fever and a foul taste in the mouth (both are signs of infection), but like other toothache remedies, it’s only a stopgap measure until you see your dentist and get the source of infection cleared up. A hydrogen peroxide solution is only for rinsing. Spit it out, then rinse several times with plain water.

Toothache Remedy #8: ibuprofen

This is a great way to stop a toothache dead in its tracks. It works for about 6 to 8 hours, which is enough to let you get some sleep. You simply need to get your hands on an Advil (or other ibuprofen liquid pills). Make a small hole in the end with a sharp knife or razor blade, just enough so you can insert a toothpick in the end. Stick the toothpick into the pill and get a drop of the liquid onto the toothpick then let it drop onto the tooth that is giving you trouble. Beware not to let the liquid drop onto your gums or cheeks, as it will burn. It’s a good idea to bite down on some paper towel or cloth for a few mins after applying the liquid to stop any runs, then you should be good to go.

Toothache Remedy #9: Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract is another popular home remedy for treating toothache as it helps numb the pain. Plus, the vanilla has a calming effect. Dip a cotton swab in vanilla extract and dab it on the affected area. Do this a few times a day until you get relief.

Toothache Remedy #10: Chewing Gum

If you’ve broken a tooth or have lost a filling, you can relieve some pain by covering the exposed area with softened chewing gum. This might work with a loose filling, too, to hold it in place until you can get to the dentist. To avoid further discomfort, avoid chewing anything with that tooth until you can have it repaired.


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