Remedies that work (and those that don’t) for toothache

Remedies that can be useful in toothache

  • Applying cold on the area of ​​the affected face acts as a local anesthetic.
  • You can put ice wrapped in gauze (never put it directly on the skin) on the sore cheek, or apply cold compresses to the area.
  • The mouthwashes with salt and warm water several times a day also relieve pain (not to the scam, just rinse and discard the mixture).
  • Cleaning possible food debris in the affected tooth with dental floss lowers the pressure and that can also relieve a bit.
  • There are antiseptics and anesthetic sprays that calm the discomfort temporarily. Although neither cure nor can be used for many days. They are simply timely remedies until the medical evaluation arrives.
  • To alleviate the discomfort is the main reason why. If after trying the recommendations that we have mentioned above the pain does not improve, and you decide to take a paracetamol-type pain reliever, and/or anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or diclofenac, do so as long as there is no contraindication and consult with the pharmacist.

9 Home remedies that don’t work to avoid toothache

  1. Avoid taking acetylsalicylic acid. If the gum is tender and bleeds, the bleeding will increase.
  2. Another widespread practice is to put a piece of this drug in the tooth to relieve pain. This can cause a chemical burn in the soft parts of the mouth.
  3. Do not take antibiotics either. Although there may be an oral infection. It is not always the reason for the pain and you could make the situation worse instead of improving it. The dentist will recommend them if necessary.
  4. Very hot or very cold foods should not be taken, nor the hardest so that the tooth does not suffer anymore. Feeding should be based on tempered and soft consistency products.
  5. Sugar makes the pain worse, which means that sweets are not recommended for a toothache.
  6. Putting ice directly on the tooth will only aggravate the picture. Act as if you chew something cold, giving more pain.
  7. Do not smoke. Increases inflammation and, when sucking, causes more discomfort.
  8. The mouthwashes with alcohol should not be done. They relieve at the moment, but in the long run, they can damage the gum.
  9. Lying on the painful side increases the pressure on it and, consequently, the picture increases.


  • Extreme daily hygiene through proper brushing,
  • The use of dental floss,
  • Interdental brushes to remove food left between the teeth,
  • Specific mouth- and- mouth mouthwashes after meals,
  • In addition to periodically visiting the dentist. At least once a year, to detect possible problems that may take time to appear and that it is necessary to solve as soon as possible.



Hi, My name is Muhammad Usman Babar and I am a blog writer. I love to write about Health, Fitness, and Education. Recently I am writing at

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Muhammad Usman Babar

Muhammad Usman Babar

Hi, My name is Muhammad Usman Babar and I am a blog writer. I love to write about Health, Fitness, and Education. Recently I am writing at