Salt and Pepper
When you have an extremely sensitive tooth, salt and pepper can help as they contain anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and painkilling properties. Just mix salt and pepper in equal proportions and add drops of water to form a paste. Apply on the affected tooth and let it rest for a while.
Garlic can serve as a painkiller for toothache. It is an antibiotic and contains other medical properties. You can use garlic powder or crush a clove with black pepper or salt, and then apply it on the affected area. You can also chew a clove or two to help reduce the pain.
Cloves and clove oil
Cloves are a traditional remedy for numbing nerves; the primary chemical compound of this spice is eugenol, a natural anesthetic. But clove oil needs to be used carefully. Pouring the oil on the aching area can actually worsen the pain if you get it on sensitive gum tissue or on your tongue. Instead, put two drops of clove oil on a cotton ball and place it against the tooth itself until the pain recedes. In a pinch, use a bit of powdered clove or place a whole clove on the tooth. Chew the whole clove a little to release its oil and keep it in place up to half an hour or until the pain subsides.
Cloves contain anesthetic, antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it possible to relieve toothache and combat infections. You can mix clove oil with water, then use it as a mouth wash, or soak cotton wool in clove oil and then rub on the affected tooth. You can also grind cloves, mix them with vegetable or olive oil and apply it on the affected tooth.
Peppermint tea bags and Soothe with tea
can be used to numb pain and soothe sensitive gums.
To do this, allow a used tea bag to cool down before applying it to the affected area. It should still be slightly warm.
You can also swap approaches and use this to cool, rather than warm, the area. To do this, put a used tea bag in the freezer for a couple of minutes to chill it and then apply the bag to your tooth. Learn more about the health benefits of peppermint.
Peppermint tea has a nice flavor and some numbing power. Put 1 teaspoon dried peppermint leaves in 1 cup boiling water and steep for 20 minutes. After the tea cools, swish it around in your mouth, then spit it out or swallow. The oil is a known headache remedy too
Mix equal parts of these two heat packing spices with enough water to make a paste. Roll a small ball of cotton into enough paste to saturate it, then place it on your tooth while avoiding your gums and tongue
Leave it until the pain fades or as long as you can stand it (the concoction is likely to burn). You can also try these spices separately, as both are potent painkillers.
Rinse with hydrogen peroxide
To help kill bacteria and relieve some discomfort, rinse with a 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. This can provide temporary relief if the toothache is accompanied by fever and a foul taste in the mouth (both are signs of infection), but like other toothache remedies, it’s only a stopgap measure until you see your dentist and get the source of infection cleared up. A hydrogen peroxide solution is only for rinsing. Spit it out, then rinse several times with plain water.
Place a small ice cube in a plastic bag, wrap a thin cloth around the bag, and apply it to the aching tooth for about 15 minutes to numb the nerves. Alternatively, that ice pack can go on your cheek, over the painful tooth. Also, according to folklore, if you massage your hand with an ice cube, you can help relieve a toothache. When nerves in your fingers send "cold" signals to your brain, they may override the pain signals coming from your tooth. Just wrap up an ice cube in a thin cloth and massage it in the fleshy area between your thumb and finger.
Distract with vinegar and brown paper
Another cure calls for soaking a small piece of brown paper in vinegar
Brush with the right tools
Use a toothpaste that's designated “for sensitive teeth.” If you have a problem with shrinking gums, this could relieve a lot of the pain you probably experience from hot or cold foods. When gums shrink, the dentin beneath your teeth's enamel surface is exposed, and this material is particularly sensitive. Switch to the softest-bristled brush you can find to help preserve gum tissue and prevent further shrinking.
Cover a crack with gum
If you've broken a tooth or have lost a filling, you can relieve some pain by covering the exposed area with softened chewing gum. This might work with a loose filling, too, to hold it in place until you can get to the dentist. To avoid further discomfort, avoid chewing anything with that tooth until you can have it repaired.
Try an apply pressure technique to stop tooth pain fast. With your thumb, press the point on the back of your other hand where the base of your thumb and your index finger meet. Apply pressure for about two minutes. This helps trigger the release of endorphins.
Visit a dentist.
If you have utilized the above-mentioned methods and still your tooth aches, you should consider visiting a dental clinic.