Natural Remedies for Toothaches

Toothaches are tooth pain caused by tooth decay on the outside, under the gums, at the tooth roots or bones in the jaws. Dental treatment gives the option of filling cavities, pulling teeth or doing root canals.

Causes are poor dental hygiene and poor diet, or lack of assimilation of nutrients, especially calcium. I have found that toothaches and teeth problems in general are a lack of calcium, or calcium absorption problems. Other causes may be facial neuralgia (trigeminal neuralgia) that radiates into the face and teeth. This neuralgia may affect healthy teeth.

The natural way is to help the body to repair itself. The first thing to try is Calc phos 6X as a cell salt (10 tablets 2 times daily). Next, use liquid Calcium magnesium citrate (1 tablespoon twice daily), getting at least 1200mg of Calcium. Many customers have seen relief in a day or two.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol

Herbs for Toothache Pain

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Dave’s Relief Formula – Corydalis, Boswellia, Myrrh, and Ginger; herbs used traditionally for swelling and inflammation in tissues and joints, and pain relief.Arnica flower tincture – when gargled in water works like topical pain remover..

Calendula flowers whole – removes pain, helps on tissue healing. Make a tea, gargle several times a day.

Chamomile flowers whole – used as a tea helps remove tooth pain.

Jamaican Dogwood tincture – dropped into tooth with cotton swab knocks out pain.

Myrrh tincture – use 10 drops in 4 ounces of water to stop pain and kill bacterial.

Plantain tincture – works quickly to relieve pain used in a cavity. Use as needed.

St. John’s wort tincture – also works quickly and especially for nerve pain.

Cell Salts to Help Toothache Pain

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc Fluor 6X to support teeth enamel, pain upon eating
#2 Calc phos 6X for better calcium absorption, toothache with swollen cheek, worse night
#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation, toothache after eating
#8 Mag phos 6X – sharp shooting pains, worse from cold, better with heat

Toothache Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Aconitum napellus – severe pain, especially after a cold wind. Worse evening and nights. Restless with fears.

Ammonium carb  pain worse with strong pressure. Pain is characterized by a diagonal pain through the head, eyes and ears. Every temperature change in the mouth causes the pain to be worse. Cold makes pain worse.

Arnica montana – especially after dental operations also from the affected teeth. Swollen jaw after dental work. Pains after dental work, injuries. Gums sore after dental work. Beating and tingling in gums during toothache. Throbbing, cutting, tearing in teeth.

Belladonna – throbbing, hammering pains. Better from warmth, worse form cold. Worse right side.

Bryonia – severe sharp tearing pains. Eating seems impossible. Teeth feel too long. Pain from movement, but better from strong pressure. Biting together feels better. Often the result of cold dry winds, or getting wet or cold. Better from warmth and rest, worse from any movement, and pressure, as well as local compression.

Calcarea fluor – as a general remedy. Enamel of teeth deficient. Gum boils. Hard swelling of jaws. Teeth loose with or without pain. Food causes tooth pain.

Chamomilla – unbearable toothaches. Must move continuously. Toothaches worse from hot drinks, coffee, and at nighttime. Worse during teething and pregnancy. Wisdom teeth painful, bad breath, too much saliva at night. Teeth feel too long. Adults with wisdom teeth coming through. Unbearable and rebellious.Better from warmth, pressure.

Hekla lava – toothaches that are sensitive to pressure with swelling of jaws. Dental abscess with swelling. Tooth decay. Nerve pain on tooth extraction. Jaw abscess. Chronic gingivitis, boils of gums, fistulas. Delayed dentition.

Hypericum – pain after nerve trauma or over exertion from chewing. Worse form sun and alcohol.

Magnesia phosphorica – toothaches better by heat, worse cold. Teeth sensitive to touch. Pain in decayed or filled teeth. Nerve pains. Teething pains. Cramping pains that are lancinating. Obviously better from pressure and warmth. Better from lying on chin and chest.

Mercurius corr – severe pains, especially nights. Affected swelling of the lymph glands under the jaws. Sweating and frequently with fevers.

Merc solubis pain in teeth, grinding, looseness of teeth, tender, and feel elongated. Alveolar abscess, teeth root inflammation, ulcerate and fall out. Swelling of gums, teeth decay, hollow, black. Crown decayed. Gums spongy, recede bleed easily.

Mezereum – similar to Ammonium carb. Pain radiates off the upper cheek bones. Better from cold air.

Phytolacca – pain in decayed teeth, difficult teething, better biting on something hard. Children bite teeth together. Teeth feel sore and elongated. Inflamed gums and teeth.

Plantago major – when there is no obvious cause of problems and there may be a hint of nerve problems. Teeth feel too long, sensitive and sore to the touch. Rapid tooth decay shooting to left side of face. Toothache better from eating. Sharp pains in the face with radiating pains with increased saliva. Pain to eyelids, stabbing pains, grinds teeth at night. Worse from movement, extreme cold and heat. Better from chewing.

Ruta graveolens – DRY SOCKETS. Boring pains in lower teeth. Gums bleed easily.


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