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4 Home Remedies to Relieve Tooth Pain
April 14, 2016

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Are you experiencing some mild to severe tooth pain? Looking for some ways to relieve that pain at home? Look no further! We have put together four ways to relieve your tooth pain with common household ingredients.

Clove Oil

Clove oil has a natural nerve numbing ingredient that helps to relieve pain. When applying clove oil to the affected area, put 2 drops on a cotton ball and hold to the area for at least 30 seconds. Be careful: pouring the oil on the aching area can worsen the pain, especially if there is sensitive gum tissue. Clove oil is commonly used by oral surgeons to relieve pain caused by dry socket after wisdom teeth extraction.  

Ginger-Cayenne Paste

Combine equal parts of ginger and cayenne with enough water to form a paste. (Warning: don’t get these in your eyes!) Saturate a cotton ball and place on the area until the pain subsides or you can’t handle the heat anymore! Both ginger and cayenne have a natural nerve-numbing ingredient, so if the combination is too hot to handle, create a paste with just one or the other.

Salt Water

Salt water is a common home remedy when dealing with mouth pain and infections. A salt water solution cleans the affected area as well as reduces swelling. When using, swish the solution around your mouth for 30 seconds and then spit. Do not swallow. Repeat as needed.


Peppermint tea also contains a natural numbing ingredient that can help aid teeth pain. Let the tea bag steep in the hot water for about 15 minutes. Let the tea cool and then swish the tea around in your mouth. You can either swallow the tea or spit it out, whichever you prefer. Continue this process until the area is numb.

Please note that these are home remedies. We do not guarantee them and cannot be held liable for any side effects or problems you experience if you try them. We do not recommend these remedies if you are in serious dental pain. Call our office for any dental emergencies.

Dear patients,

With the recent concerns of the spread of COVID-19, Coronavirus, we at The Dental Care Center, wanted you to know that we are doing everything possible to keep our employees and you, our patients, safe while delivering the best dental experience possible.

Effective immediately through April 15th, the services offered by The Dental Care Center will only be available to those experiencing dental emergencies.

Our offices may be operating under a modified schedule so we ask that you contact our office to schedule an appointment. All non-emergency appointments will be scheduled after April 15th. If you currently have an appointment scheduled with us, a member of our team will contact you to reschedule.

We have a full team in place via phone or live chat to assist patients with scheduling future appointments.

What We’re Doing

We are monitoring and following all guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which includes taking the necessary steps to reduce the threat of COVID-19 exposure to employees and patients. Rest assured that we ALWAYS employ the highest standards of disinfection and sterilization to protect our patients from any potential contamination or infection. These regular procedures have been supplemented in recent days due to added concerns over the spread of the Coronavirus. In addition to our usual procedures, we will perform infrared temperature screening for patients and team members effective immediately. We have also increased the frequency of cleaning duties to disinfect shared surfaces in the waiting room and around the office such as counters, doorknobs, and seating areas. We are requesting that patients limit the number of family members that accompany them to their appointment. We are also screening patients as they make appointments to try to identify high-risk individuals and carriers before they even enter our office.

Our Mission

At the Dental Care Center, we want our patients to feel confident that their safety is our top priority and that we are taking reasonable measures to make this office one of the least likely places to be exposed to this new threat.

We are committed to serving you and your families. You are our patients, part of our family, and together we will get through this situation.

The Dental Care Center