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Home Remedies for Toothache Relief | Dr. Josh Axe

August 14, 2019

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here. Today, I’m going talk
to you about home remedies for toothaches. If you’ve ever had a toothache or you have
a young child or a teething baby that has a toothache, you know that those can be painful.
Those can be nagging and they can really just make you miserable. And so, I want to go over
my top three natural remedies for curing toothaches fast. The first thing you need to use are essential
oils. And the best essential oil according to the medical literature is clove oil. Clove
actually ranks as the highest antioxidant herb in the entire world today. So you can get a little bottle of essential
oils here of clove oil. You just take a… just one single drop and you rub it right
on the area. Now for teething babies, a lot of times what
you’ll do is you’ll take clove oil. You’ll mix it with an equal amount of coconut oil
and then you’ll use that, and rub it just right on the area. So again, you can see here, just take a bottle
of essential oil, a drop or two coconut oil. You rub it right on the area. There are several
medical studies showing that cloves or clove oil is so effective at actually helping heal
and helping relieve the pain associated with toothaches. If you don’t have clove essential oil at home,
you can actually go to the store and actually buy just clove powder. Mix that with coconut
oil and rub that on the area as well. But I will tell you, the oil of clove is the most
effective, even more effective than actually the clove powder that you’d cook with or bake
with at home. But again, if you don’t have it, don’t have
access, then doing some of the clove powder with coconut oil does work. The next thing you want to be doing is sea
salt. In fact doing sea salt in the area, gargling and swishing around the area with
sea salt. Sea salt actually has natural anti-bacterial activities. It can actually have an analgesic
effect on the area. So again, swishing around some sea salt in
the area is also effective home remedy for fighting and healing toothaches. And last but not least, if you really want
to soothe or numb the area, peppermint oil. Peppermint oil contains menthol which actually
can help numb that area as well. So what I would recommend, ideally, if you
want to help heal or cure a toothache, the first thing you would do is you would swish
around in your mouth for two minutes, you’ll swish around sea salt. The next thing you do right afterwards, is
you would create a mixture of clove oil and peppermint oil and rub it directly on the
area. If you do those things together, you’re going to find it’s really going to help you
overcome that toothache very quickly. And let me say if it really gets out of hand,
obviously, you do want to go and see your local dentist or schedule appointment to see
a dentist. Some other things you may consider doing is
really backing off your sugar intake. You know, consuming sugar can feed yeast and bacteria
that can be causing a toothache, as well, or inflammation the area. So really reducing
and eliminating excess sugar intake can definitely help, another thing you may consider doing. But remember, hey, you want to kick a toothache
fast. Remember these ingredients, clove oil, peppermint oil, and sea salt are the most
effective home remedies when overcoming toothaches. And hey, if you want to learn more about the
most effective natural remedies that you can be using, check out my website
I have a tab on my page called “Natural Remedies” where I have well over 100 natural remedies
for almost every health condition you can imagine. Check it out there, on Thanks for
watching guys.


  • Reply TheMangledTriangle October 15, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    Peppermint spirits thank me later

  • Reply Vickshit Poojary October 15, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    For toothache i would give my best remedy from my experience just do oil pulling (swishing coconut oil for 15 to 20 minutes without ingesting ) i had tried many home remedies such as clove oi ,eating painkillers, swishing alum water some could give relief and same made even worse but oil pulling worked from the first day my toothache vanished from the first day itself do it in empty stomach just give it a try you'll be amazed.

  • Reply Kon Chan October 16, 2018 at 8:32 am

    If i can just hammer this teeth of mine, I will do it until it turns into pieces😡😷

  • Reply Health Feather October 26, 2018 at 7:48 am


  • Reply Mr Ganzo October 27, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    🙁 painnn

  • Reply Sai Tui October 28, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    My hand is on my jaw, I'm in so much pain ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  • Reply Hilda Yolangco October 28, 2018 at 2:04 pm

    Thanks for making ymthis video I tried to help mom and she said thank you to me a
    I am so thankful about this video thank god.

  • Reply Lisa Ivy October 31, 2018 at 3:03 am


    Take 800 mg ibuprofen. If they're 200 mg pills take 4 which equals 800mg. (They also sell them at gas stations and maybe toothache products too).

    Ibuprofen cuts the inflammation which is a big part of the pain.

    If you have garlic rub it on the gum of your bad tooth, leave it for 15 min or as long as you can take it.

    Mouthwash also kills bacteria.

  • Reply Hybrid Claymore November 3, 2018 at 7:09 am

    I’m crying at 3 am in the morning help me

  • Reply ThAkIDRu November 3, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Dude that sea salt gargle just worked amazingly!!!! Its 6:00 am and tha pain has receeded dramatically!!!

  • Reply a e s t h e t i c . m e i November 4, 2018 at 1:03 pm

    It feels like my tooth is gonna fall out…. ugh

  • Reply Tony Y November 6, 2018 at 10:01 am

    I took my teeth for granted.. ouch!

  • Reply i nazir November 12, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Thankyou Dr my tooth has gone better i brought the clove oil my tooth gone better now, good video

  • Reply Kaitlyn November 15, 2018 at 7:26 am

    I tried salt water and it didn't help at all that pain is inside my gums and then shooting pain to my tooth. I can't take this pain anymore im about to kill myself

  • Reply Marco Rodriguez November 16, 2018 at 6:18 am

    I’m just going to pull this bitch out with pliers I can’t wait any longer

  • Reply Jessica Louise November 16, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    CBD freeze roll on – rub on painful side of face. Instant pain relief – unreal. Been in agony for days and one roll of it completely numbed it.

  • Reply Jeromiah_W _ November 18, 2018 at 12:03 am

    When he says rub it on the area, does he mean that you rub it inside your mouth or on you're cheeks?

  • Reply sarah _xx754 November 18, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    I’m just here in the worst pain I could ever be in 🦷 I have had the tooth ache for like 1-2 hours 🤒 it’s so sore I need help

  • Reply General Caeser November 20, 2018 at 1:43 am

    My 11 year old is dealing with a baby molar tooth that is nearly out but causing pain. I had no clove oil or Peppermint oil (Note to self to by some at the store next trip) but I did have sea salt. I mixed plenty of sea salt into a warm cup of water and she swished with it about a minute or so. She said "Hey Dad, it doesn't hurt any more and there is just one root left!" =) Update: Tooth out, rinsed with more salt water, happy kid, all is well.

  • Reply Saint Yeezy November 20, 2018 at 5:14 am

    Peppermint works well even though I used way to much and now my mouth is super minty fresh

  • Reply TILE- MAKER November 21, 2018 at 6:08 am

    Also helps:
    Hold potent mouthwash in your mouth where the pain is for a few minutes.. or more.

  • Reply FUCKTHEPOPULATION November 24, 2018 at 1:42 am

    Just use listerine

  • Reply Dr. James Bernard Jackson November 24, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    I'm in serious fucking pain..fever……

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  • Reply Great Value Bleach December 1, 2018 at 7:39 pm

    For temporary relief for 6hrs take mortrin. Then go to the dentist 🦷

  • Reply Greg Ramos December 2, 2018 at 4:51 am

    I got the worst one ever Kant sleep going nuts.

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  • Reply The Media Lies Against Islam December 3, 2018 at 3:49 am

    Saturate cotton bud in clove oil and place on or under affected tooth and bite down on it for a full minute. Toothache gone! Do this 2/3 times a day.

    The downside is that clove oil burns like crazy. So rub a little coconut/olive/sesame oil on lips,
    especially the corners and on the inside of cheek before doing this. Hopefully will act as a barrier between the clove oil and your skin. Be near the sink/bin when doing this as you will salivate like crazy. Spit it out as swallowing it will probably irritate your throat.

  • Reply Cynthia Bakke December 4, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Excellent! I have coconut oil, and peppermint and clove essential oils at home (at work right now). As weird as it sounds, I do get some relief from biting down on a hot toothbrush (literally a toothbrush I ran under super warm/hot water). However, not real practical for things like working, driving, or being seen anywhere but home. Tooth pain is so brutal!

  • Reply Solar Eastfire December 4, 2018 at 11:20 am

    try to mouth wash a rhum

  • Reply Emuglii casrol December 5, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Save my mouth…it's killing me

    I was eating chestnuts and Bam I bit it where i had a hole in my tooth and ya…

  • Reply First Last December 13, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Toothaches are messed up. Everyone listen. I'm 5 10 176lbs .
    Use 2 ibuprofen ,2 Motrin, Amoxicillin 500 and clove oil .. and this product called toothache they sell at Walgreens. It's like $8 usd. You likely have an infection if it's intese throbbing. That's what's making it hurt more than Nana's switch.

  • Reply Charles Almada December 16, 2018 at 7:40 am

    Salt water dose help. Explodes an pain at first but it dose ease the pain for hours hope u guys feel better.

  • Reply YiKez December 19, 2018 at 1:39 am

    Everyone if these dont work or you dont have none of these things 1 tip ive learnt is
    Sit back with ur mouth open and dont move your mouth and it takes some of the pain away
    Try it good luck

  • Reply Jogo Minoto December 21, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    It hurts so muuuuchh😭😭😭

  • Reply thief December 22, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Jesus Christ help me!

  • Reply Monica youhanna Youhanna December 22, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    I'm crying my teeth will kill me

  • Reply jack jones December 24, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    Feeling your pain other viewers, PS. I tried salt water bonjela and cayenne pepper, didn't work well enough so went to the chemist and ask for what is the strongest painkiller you can give me without a prescription, gave me codein and tooth anesthetic gel, still in pain but don't feel like amputating my jaw to remove the pain anymore.

  • Reply Bubba December 27, 2018 at 11:17 pm

    Im 39 and to this day an abcess tooth is the worst pain ive been in. Over my appendix rupturing a broken bone, and kidney stone, and yes the kidney stone was very very small, im sure some will argue stones are more painful, which im sure they are, but not mine.

  • Reply Geir Kvenseth December 28, 2018 at 2:37 am


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  • Reply Victoria diaz January 1, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Rub wiskey and an ice pack and pain gone

  • Reply Chelle Shiiki January 1, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    Went to the dentist yesterday for a crowned molar that feels like its going to freaking explode, they gave me a referral to an endodontist. Happy freaking New Year, I'm in so much pain I want to blow my head off. EVERYTHING CLOSED TODAY. WHEN IN DOUBT, PULL IT OUT

  • Reply kean Trespeses January 4, 2019 at 4:14 pm

    Im gonna go crazy right now

  • Reply Slim Jim Longfoot January 10, 2019 at 5:02 pm

    It's funny how they always say….if you don't have clove oil at home…..are there homes that come equipped with clove oil? Lol hpw else you gonna get it? Lol

  • Reply Andrew Buckley January 11, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Open a garlic capsule pour the powder in your mouth and swish it around for a few minutes all pain gone. (Kyolic aged garlic).

  • Reply gogo mation January 12, 2019 at 7:43 pm


  • Reply maria mistretta January 18, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Toothache are never good, but there many was to deal with it.

    Water and salt raise.
    Use a mouth wash prescription by dentist.
    Take a tylenol pills,
    Add an ice pack on the area.
    Got a dentist appointment and go see a dentist.

  • Reply maria mistretta January 18, 2019 at 1:30 am

    Toothache are very annoying at times. Usually orjel works, you find it in the stores.

  • Reply The Blessings January 20, 2019 at 12:38 am

    The second video…. After listening to it I realized that he just told me to suffer until Monday morning. This is Saturday night and I don't have the oil at home… I'll need to watch another video.

  • Reply Ali Stewart January 20, 2019 at 9:16 am

    I hav the oils, thanks for the advice will try. Why sea salt and not regular salt?

  • Reply Fatty Girl January 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    It's 3 and my tooth hurts so much!

  • Reply Dolmanis P February 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Hai Dr Josh can u make vedio on gum health

  • Reply MikeSpeaks February 4, 2019 at 3:27 am

    My head is pumping

  • Reply Marlana Edwards February 8, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Very helpful.

  • Reply Carl Wakeling February 16, 2019 at 5:39 pm


  • Reply sophia barbosa February 25, 2019 at 2:13 am

    No just us it’s late I hope you are too thick for adults

  • Reply sophia barbosa February 25, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Who ate those plans with

  • Reply Chilley1 March 3, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Save what money you have for the dentist. Only thing that helps.. Essential oils may help, but they wont fix the problem

  • Reply Jessica Morey March 9, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Warm water baking soda rinse around the mouth for 60 seconds,rinse then clove oil try getting it in the nerve area yes the oil may hurt for a bit, but that will go away.

  • Reply Luis Hinoj64 March 10, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Feels like I want to blow my brains out to end the suffering

  • Reply Ed Wood March 15, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Well that was about as useful as a poop flavored lollipop 💩

  • Reply Dustin William March 16, 2019 at 4:23 am

    Essential oils ain't gonna cut it for real, severe toothache.

  • Reply Will Weathers March 25, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    I guess u didn't know about black seed oil back then.

  • Reply Keith B March 28, 2019 at 2:28 am

    Yes thank you my tooth hurts I need ways yes comment and reply what I might think

  • Reply Aventurera March 28, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Sea salt but with temperature water?

  • Reply Randy Lamar March 29, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Chewing gum pain pills baking soda rinse warm water and peroxide and water too

  • Reply Lau March 30, 2019 at 6:43 am


  • Reply Phae April 1, 2019 at 10:31 pm

    I cant get clove oil at 2am wtf

  • Reply _NaNa Fei_ April 6, 2019 at 11:20 am

    Drilling pain!!!

  • Reply Neil Roy April 11, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Some things I have done which helped, depending on what is causing the pain of course, is to buy some garlic pills and take them. Eat real garlic if you can, but I can't. Garlic is a natural antibiotic. I have also been sipping on ice cold water and just holding some in my mouth where the pain is. Not really a solution, but it helps while you're trying to figure out where in hell you buy clove oil in this world.

  • Reply Cup with A cake recording April 12, 2019 at 1:34 am

    I’d rather to have an period than having a toothache

  • Reply Cup with A cake recording April 12, 2019 at 1:34 am

    Who wants a dentist to have an home service for 24 hours???

  • Reply Truth Exposer April 12, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    I'd rather have babies than this toothache pain. Dentists are just too expensive

  • Reply Sonya Ethel April 18, 2019 at 9:04 am

    Clove oil really works!

  • Reply cesar NZ April 24, 2019 at 12:16 am

    Thanks Doc! here from Venezuela

  • Reply Tyler Markward April 24, 2019 at 10:50 am

    If you are Im pain try Puting warm water in your mouth and hold it for like 2 mins it should help numb the pain

  • Reply Leonard Flores April 26, 2019 at 1:36 am

    Umm this actually worked

  • Reply John and amanda Thomason April 29, 2019 at 2:49 pm

    I recently shopped at Whole Foods recently for the purpose of buying peppermint and clove oil to apply to my daughters teeth as she recently had been complaining about a sore tooth. Now the peppermint and clove oil application to the sore tooth had caused a numbing on the actual tooth. After gargling before hand with salt water. To clean the mouth before hand. I have as skeptical if it would actually work, But surprisingly it had actually worked. I applied a little to my own gums to inspect the actual results of it before hand.

  • Reply Gary Sturgill May 5, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Getting my wisdom teeth(impacted) out in three days, have decayed back teeth. Literally worst pain ever. Hate this. Oh Lord help me

  • Reply Bob May 5, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    How about oil of oregano?

  • Reply Denise fitness & recovery May 6, 2019 at 5:02 am

    Put piece of garlic on top tooth. Press It down with your teeth in there. It will sting at first then never again
    It will kill the pain and most of infection till you go to dentist. Also Clove oil from health store, it's stronger than walgreens oil and will totally numb the pain. If can't get dentist appt. Right away your doctor will give you antibiotics or any emergency dental smile center for only 50.00. Go now. I waited and the pain stopped but infection went to my throat area.

  • Reply Jeff Stacy May 26, 2019 at 6:34 am

    The BEST herbal remedy l used for a toothache is smoking Marijuana

  • Reply Travis Biasca May 26, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Wow, I have awful tooth pain and have been using only clove. It was giving me very temporary relief. I added peppermint and sea salt rinse. This is the best I have felt in 60 hrs. I am about to repeat. Thanks. Tooth pain is the worst!

  • Reply Kliyah's Life May 29, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Bruh i am 14 and had a chipped tooth for 3 years, and has tooth pain time to time. I am here cuz its 4am everybodys sleep and i need help.

    Btw i can't get rid of my sugar😫😭😷

  • Reply Kyle Dec. May 30, 2019 at 8:40 am

    If you have a cavity and you are in extreme pain, avoid cold water even though stops the pain it makes it worse when u stop.

  • Reply Ed Joseph May 30, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Having a tooth ache is one of the worst pains, when you have one you realize how we take advantage of feeling normal.

  • Reply Candice Broussard June 16, 2019 at 2:33 am

    Dr.Axe is legit. He helped me naturally cure my strep throat with colloidal silver( i think that's how you spell it)

  • Reply Richard Ramantin July 7, 2019 at 6:21 am

    Ouch sakit .. Hus watching

  • Reply Ayumi Garcia July 9, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Im crying my eyes out😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Reply 3rddegree06 July 13, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    I had a Real Bad Tooth ache and using (Oil of Oregano) for ten minutes a day 5 times a day helped and also gargling diluted (Hydrogen Peroxide) for 5 to 10 minutes 2 to 3 times a day helped.

  • Reply God The holy father July 15, 2019 at 1:57 am

    Does normal salt work

  • Reply i d a July 24, 2019 at 1:31 am

    I’m in sooo much pain rn and reading all these comments is making me laugh. IM CRYING I HATE TOOTHACHES

  • Reply amberthesuperfox July 25, 2019 at 4:48 am

    I hate America so much i cant even get healtcare

  • Reply kristelle but kris July 25, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    everyone, let's suffer together.

  • Reply Kadrie Lau July 28, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    My teeth hurt as heck! I have braces and it hurts so bad!

  • Reply Uzy August 1, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Last time I was in this much pain was when my Appendix burst

  • Reply Ramier Yulo August 5, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    Right now! me😵🤬

  • Reply PCANGELDUST August 11, 2019 at 3:22 am

    you bastard, peppermint said external use and it's burning my whole mouth and it did nothing for me.

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