3 ways to treat tooth pain at home

Salt water rinse

Salt water rinse is an effective treatment to combat tooth pain. Salt water is a natural disinfectant. It helps loosen food particles and debris that may be stuck in-between your teeth.

Rinsing with salt water can help reduce inflammation. It can also help heal any oral wounds.

Mix a 1/2 tablespoon of salt into a full glass of warm water. Use this mix as a mouthwash. Be sure to spit it out and now swallow it.

This quick remedy can keep you comfortable until you can go see a dentist.

Cold Compress

Cold press is another great way to relieve any pain you’re experiencing. Especially if your toothache is because of trauma. When you apply a cold compress, the blood vessels in the area will constrict. This causes the pain to be less severe. This cold therapy will reduce swelling and inflammation.

To use this therapy, wrap a bag of ice in a towel and apply it to the affected area for up to 20 minutes at a time. You should repeat this every few hours if possible.

Apply this cold pack to your cheek if it’s swollen. This is useful if your tooth is loose or has been chipped.

If you have swelling around your teeth, this could be a sign of an infection. Signs of this include fever and red gums. In this case it is advised to get urgent case as soon as possible. 


For centuries, garlic has been known and used for it’s many healing properties. When properly crushed, garlic cloves release Allicin. It is a compound that helps relieve inflammation and offer antioxidant properties.

Allicin helps to kill dangerous bacteria, as well as allow for pain relief.

Correct way to use this remedy is to crush a garlic clove until you see a past like consistency. Then add a little salt and apply it to the affected area.

You can also try slowly chewing a close of fresh garlic. This remedy is not the most enjoyable for your taste buds but it’s safe to try as long as you don’t have any allergies associated.