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Having a toothache especially at a time when it will not be easy to get an appointment with a dentist is nerve-wracking. It will be impossible to concentrate on your duties with a throbbing toothache.

Here are some of the fast remedies any time you have a toothache:

Take a pain reliever

There are over the counter medications such as ibuprofen that will help in getting rid of a toothache fast. The doctors recommend that you should not exceed 6 tablets in one day.

Rinsing with salty water

Gaggling warm, salty water in your mouth is another effective method of relieving toothache. Do not swallow the water after gaggling, instead, spit it out.

Use a cold compress

To relieve pain or even swelling, you can place a cold compress on the cheek. This will help in cooling off the mouth and this will get rid of the pain in your tooth.


Garlic is known to have medicinal properties and has been used for a long time. To use it for the relief of a toothache, you will crush some garlic cloves until it becomes a paste.

You will then apply the paste on the affected tooth. You can also chew a garlic clove as this will also help in relieving your toothache.

Peppermint tea bags

You can also use a peppermint tea bag to get rid of a toothache. You will allow the used tea bag to cool, and then apply it on the aching tooth.

If you have a freezer, you can place the tea bags in the freezer for a few minutes, and then apply it on your aching tooth.


Cloves contain eugenol, which is a known natural antiseptic. To use it for your toothache, you will put a little clove oil on a cotton ball, and then apply it on the tooth.

Alternatively, you can add a few clove oil drops in water and use the combination as a mouthwash. Using this will help in reducing pain and inflammation.

A toothache is a sign of an underlying problem which should be checked by a professional. Visit your doctor so that together, you can come up with a solution for your toothache.