Tooth Pain Remedies

| Modified on Jul 31, 2023
Activated Charcoal
Posted by Ellie (minneapolis mn) on 11/26/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I've been using salt to calm down a tooth infection with a lump on my gum. This time salt somehow made it worse and I woke with terrible tooth pain at 3am! I prayed and tried salt again. Nothing. Iodine. Nothing. Then quickly came here to Earth Clinic - my go to if all else fails! Seeing that I had charcoal in my "medicine closet" I quickly made a poultice and applied. The pain and swelling subsided pretty instantaneously. Thank you so much!!

Posted by Bakul (London) on 11/21/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I have used turmeric powder to rub on to the gums 2-3 times a day for gum infection and pain. Fast reduction in gum inflammation and pain

MMS or Bentonite Clay
Posted by Ellie (Downingtown P) on 11/17/2022
5 out of 5 stars

I have had a horrific toothache for days. Very very sensitive to cold, heat, water but I was terrified to go into the dentist because I knew he was going to do a root canal and about $4000 worth of whatever the hell they do. So I took this MMS, DMSO remedy and I can't believe it. It worked! The tooth feels wonderful. No pain at all. Now I can eat again. I'm so hungry.
Thanks so very much.

Posted by Mo (San Diego ) on 08/18/2022
5 out of 5 stars

My 6 year old has a cracked molar and it started hurting today he cried and I try calling a dentist but too late in the evening and I looked up Earth clinic and found cloves, so I ground up some cloves and put it on has molar and maybe 20min later he was much better no more crying. The Dentist wants to do a root canal and silver cap my baby molar and wants me to give my baby 5ppm Fluoride tooth paste. No Way I will look and search for better options not sure when this molar will be coming out on its own. Thank you earth clinic and all the great people that post. God Bless

Posted by Robert S. (USA) on 06/22/2022
5 out of 5 stars

The best thing I have found for a toothache or oral infection is salt. Just mix 1-2 tps / tbs in water room temp or warm is ok, gargle several times daily until you get relief, usually it cuts the pain after 1-3 times of gargling and clears any infection in a few days along with reducing swelling. I have used this for years due to me having cavities below the gum line. I gave it to a few people with tooth aches, and it worked for them as well, they're sold on it now instead of painkillers or antibiotics.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Eric D. (Missoula, Montana) on 06/16/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Apple cider vinegar, room temp distilled water, a hope and a prayer.

Mixed 2 tbs ACV with 2 tbs distilled water (slightly warmer than room temperature. Drank at once, but forgot to swish because of the excruciating pain. Immediately prepared another 1 tbs of each and mixed prior to swishing. Swished concoction in mouth for 30-60 seconds, (directing the majority to the area of mouth where toothache presented), then spit once finished with swishing. Good enough for Suzie from Zootown, good enough for me, Eric from Zootown. Boy oh boy, what a wonderful wizardry!!!

Activated Charcoal
Posted by Grace (Sydney, NSW) on 04/15/2022

Hi Julie, thank you for your post. I'd like to ask how long the charcoal poultice should be left around the teeth, and how often the poultice should be applied to the affected tooth. Thanks and look forward to your reply. God bless.

Oil Pulling
Posted by JC Mors (Ontario) on 12/30/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I tried oil pulling for a toothache and to my amazement, it worked.

I used Olive Oil 3 times a day and in 3 days my pain was completely gone.

I am continuing the process for further healing.


Tissue Paper Trick
Posted by HisJewel (New York) on 10/14/2021

Greetings Charity and Flowing Hands,

Regarding Tooth Pain

Have you tried iodine? I have a few teeth that once were painful, but are still here ten years later because I learned about iodine. I use Lugol's. I usually have 7% on hand, however I am sure 2% will work. I use the lugol's two ways. The quickest way, I put a drop of iodine on my fingertip and rub it on the hurting gum and tooth. It works fast, usually less than an half hour. The relief is lasting, usually all day and sometimes the pain never returns. If pain returns, I would try again the next day. Oh and do take a selenium supplement. I did not know about this when I first started, but I read that Iodine and selenium go hand and hand.

The other way I use iodine for tooth pain is to put a drop in a little water and swish, or better yet, I put about ten drops of Lugol's in some bottled water and pour a little as a daily mouth gargle and swish. Yes, it is the same method many EC posters use to chase colds and viruses, but it chases my tooth pains too.

Keep the faith, all things are possible if we would just believe.


Tissue Paper Trick
Posted by Flowing Hands (Pensacola) on 10/08/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Ok I have the ultimate tooth ache cure. First you put ice cold water in mouth around ache. This will bring a pain 10 down to pain 0 instantly. The put hydrogen peroxide in ache and use a tooth pick to get it in there good. Push toothpick around flesh crevices to get anything out of there. Rinse mouth. Then cold water again cuz pain will be back soon. Then get hot distilled water with sea salt dissolved and put in right on the ache and hold it there for like 30sec-1min. Then get a big piece of raw garlic and chop it up quickly with front teeth then put in on the ache and hold it there for aslong as you want. You want to really feel that burn from the garlic. If you dont feel it burning good then try again. Spit it out but dont rinse mouth. The pain will be at a 0 for a long time.

One other trick you could do depending on the ache is to take tissue paper and stuff it tight in there with a toothpick. Sometimes just the tissue paper can literally take pain 10 down to pain 0 instantly like magic. Also its good to keep cavity stuffed at all times with tissue paper. So you don't get food debris or if you smoke you don't want that getting in there. Even acidic saliva getting in there is bad imo if your unhealthy and have bad natural saliva.

One last trick is if the pain comes back when you lie down then put honey on it. It helped me one time when all else failed. But mind you I didn't do procedure above.

Update: So I tried procedure again and the hot salt water was too salty and hurt bad. Going to cold water though will erase pain instantly. I kept doing procedure on repeat and I didn't think it was working but I put tissue paper in there then put some distilled water in my mouth to soak it and then added honey on top. The pain went away after that. I think if you keep blasting it with peroxide and garlic eventually it will stop. Idk really know why the pain goes away. I also grounded, deep breathing, and got sunlight. I also exercised a bit to boost my immune system. That's everything I did good luck guys.

Tissue Paper Trick
Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 09/28/2021

Garlic and vitamin c are blood thinners and can cause mouth bleeding. As far as your infection goes, you have a fight on your careful how you tackle it. I am fighting mine in the spirit realm as all natural cures won't fix mine anymore, only keep them controlled.

Activated charcoal will suck up the infection and use some castor oil with it and salt, I use the pink salt. The teeth also have a connection to the sinus cavity and jaw bone. Pulling teeth is the answer they say is best but then you watch those denture cream commercials and they spell out all the suffering and then implants are an accident waiting to happen. You are gambling with your heart and liver and brain here. Turmeric is good. Ginger is good for oral and gut health. Neem works only when using the brie< I think it is. People who used neem, not from area where brie from goats was eaten did not get dental benefits. Can't find the article I read. coconut oil works wonders too. As far as what is going on behind the scenes here, is it your gut health, emotional health affecting gut health, tonsil stones, or is it exposure to toxins? Find the source so you can put out the fire. Cover face in castor oil at night and cover pillowcase with an old t-shirt.

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Posted by Jim (From Frostburg) on 09/27/2021

That's the right stuff (AKA, eugenol or essential oil of cloves).

Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 09/26/2021

Dear Diane,

That is what I use in my mouth for tooth pain. It is quite strong. Just a drop applied with a q-tip.

Clove powder, from the spice aisle, works too. I think clove powder tastes better! Clove numbs things and is also antiseptic.

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Diane (St. Paul, MN) on 09/26/2021

I went to Whole Foods for the clove oil everyone has said works for tooth pain but all I found was essential oil in clove bud which said on the label to avoid using it near eyes, ears, and mouth so I didn't think it was what everyone had used. Can someone tell me what clove oil is used inside the mouth for tooth pain? Thanks!

Tissue Paper Trick
Posted by Flowing Hands (pensacola) on 09/21/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I've tried all the remedies many times. I used to swear by garlic. I would just burn the toothache as much as I can with garlic and that helped the most of all these remedies. One day the garlic stopped working and I was screwed with no way to turn. I had the idea to stuff the hole with tissue paper to prevent more food debris ect from getting to it. When I did that the pain that was a 10 went to a 0 INSTANTLY!!!!! I have 2 other tooth infections and I used to tissue paper works on them too. So you have to find the spot where it hurts or is bleeding. Most likely it's bleeding and that's why it became an infection cuz bacteria got to the blood. So when u got blood in your mouth it's very hard to stop it cuz your mouth is so wet. So by applying tissue paper and stuffing it hard against the wounded area does 2 things. First, the pressure stops the bleeding. sScond, the dryness of the tissue paper sucks up everything it contacts. Just replace it every 1-2 days. I like to clear out the area with baking soda before applying the tissue. Trust me this is the ultimate cure a million times better than any remedy.

Cell Salts #12 Silicea 6x
Posted by Becky (Laporte, Tx) on 07/22/2021 2 posts

Update: the swelling has come back a little, but it is still so much better. Still using all supplements listed plus the cell salts.

Cell Salts #12 Silicea 6x
Posted by Becky (Laporte, Tx) on 07/21/2021 2 posts
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I have had a toothache for 5 days with swollen gums and soreness. I was using various remedies including turmeric, oregano oil capsules, vitamin C, D, zinc and oil pulling with coconut oil. All was helping some but would get worse when I ate. I was trying to eat soft food too.

Then I read about cell salt #12, silicea 6x. It's good for acne, skin issues, hair and nails. Reviews also said good for impacted teeth. Ordered a bottle, received next day. Took 4 tablets under my tongue. Directions said to do this three times a day or if extreme, you can take it every 15 minutes.

After an hour, the swelling was gone on the bottom jaw. So I took four more. Now an hour later, swelling on top jaw completely gone and no pain. It's almost unbelievable until you experience it. Wow.

Vitamin C
Posted by Sonia (Jakarta, Indonesia ) on 07/21/2021

Hi, so do you mean 1,000mg vit C + 450mg echinacea twice a day?

Oil Pulling
Posted by Jasmine (Ga) on 05/13/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I had the worst tooth ache on Tuesday night of this week. So, swished my mouth with 3% hydrogen peroxide. It didn't do anything for pain, so I ended up taking two tylenol to sleep. Wednesday morning the tooth ache woke me up around 7am. So, after getting my self started for the day, swishing with the hydrogen peroxide and brushing my teeth. I took 2 more tylenol and searched for a dentist online. Found one who could see me after work at 10pm.

Of course I didn't think about the cost until a little after arriving to work at 1. I took 2 more tylenol at 2 and then 7. I ended up canceling the appt. as I didn't have enough cover the cost and I refuse to get the credit option they gave me. By the time I got off work at 9:30 I was like okay we have to try something else cause I knew the pain would be back soon. So, when I got home I swished with hydrogen peroxide, a hour later oil pulled with organic virgin coconut oil and brushed my teeth. Around 2:30am the pain was coming so I took 2 more Tylenol. I slept well and my alarm woke me up a 9am. I was happily surprised to not have any pain in my tooth, however my left cheek was swollen and tender to the touch.

I swished with hydrogen peroxide and brushed my teeth and I just knew that it was working. As the day went on the tenderness and swelling decreased. I didn't take any tylenol all day. Yeah!!! I'm home and I oil pulled after dinner. An hour later I swished hydrogen peroxide and brushed my teeth. I know tomorrow the swelling and tenderness will be practically gone. I'm so glad to no longer be in mind numbing pain and that Mother Nature has taken care of me once again. I plan to keep following this protocol until the pain and swelling are gone. I have a dented appointment at the beginning of the month, hoping to have pulled all of the infection out by then so all they have to do is pull or fix this broken tooth. I will keep you posted!!

Posted by mia (lakewood, ca) on 05/11/2021
5 out of 5 stars

This works!! I was in agony last night from a throbbing toothache, I couldn't even sleep let alone lay down. My head was throbbing due to my toothache then I thought about my handy dandy site Earth Clinic and boom! I keep herbs and stuff on hand so I had cloves in my kitchen cabinet, I used the whole clove and crushed it a bit or you can just remove the sharp part and put it right on your gums where the pain is and it's gone! Took about 5-10 minutes. Now I will be able to get some sleep tonight.. Thank you guys for this gem!!

Posted by Rain (Wasilla, Alaska) on 01/10/2021
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I had a toothache and a little swelling, the tooth is a bit loose and I had been told by my dentist that it might need to be pulled. I'm 72 and haven't been back because of covid restrictions. Rubbing the area with salt helped.

I packed a bit of green chlorella next to the swollen area, by my cheek, and left it in place for maybe about 45 minutes, then brushed my teeth with regular toothpaste and finished up with hydrogen peroxide.

The swelling disappeared, and I haven't had to repeat the treatment - that was about 10 days ago. It seems that the tooth has tightened up, and I will be doing this again for the gums, which are receding a bit.

Posted by Deirdre (CT) on 11/19/2020

Hi David,

When I had extreme tooth nerve sensitivity last summer, it was from detoxing too much too fast. I took a potassium supplement and within half an hour, completely better. I continued to take one tablet a day for the next few days.

Posted by David John (UK) on 11/18/2020
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I'm surprised onions are not higher up the list of remedies for tooth ache. I have inflammed tooth nerves which are causing me considerable pain. I've tried most of the top rated remedies but none seem to help. Last night I tried biting on a small piece of white onion and it seemed to work! I would recommend it. I chewed on small pieces and then spat them out. Definitely worth a try if you like raw onion.

Sea Salt
Posted by Bob R. (U.s.a.) on 08/15/2020
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As far as pain goes for a tooth ache, just gargle with a concentrated salt solution ** As Needed .** It will kill the bacteria that is causing the pain.

Add 1-2 Teaspoons or Tablespoons to a cup of water and rinse - gargle as needed 3-4+ times a day. This will kill the bacteria in few days but the pain will go down after the first day or less, just make sure to use enough salt and do it enough and you should be OK in a few days...

Use something other than table salt if possible. It's stronger and non toxic, refined natural white sea salt is best or pink salt, you can get both very easily on ebay or amazon. The Hawaiian sea salt I like best for this. Buy the coarse grain as it`s less expensive and will dissolve anyway.

Posted by Diana19 (Cheshire) on 11/15/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, just wanted to add this to the mix, I have found that sipping comfrey tea is helpful for toothache. One of it's other names is 'knitbone' which might explain why it seems to me to strengthen teeth :)

Silver Nanoparticles
Posted by Art (California ) on 11/04/2018 1853 posts

Ana (Texas),

I make my own, but you can order it on line from some supplement suppliers and Amazon. Places like Whole Foods also stock it on their shelves. You can also use ionic silver for this purpose as it will likely get reduced to colloidal silver in the mouth through interaction with the bacteria in the mouth. Commercial products are expensive, but for this particular application I do not use too much so it can last quite awhile. Here is a typical product from Amazon for a manufacturer who has been around quite awhile.


Silver Nanoparticles
Posted by Ana (Texas) on 11/02/2018


What is this and where do you get it?