Toothache is a pain in and around a tooth. Minor toothache can come from a temporary gum irritation.
Toothache can be caused by anything from a gum irritation to a broken tooth or a bacterial infection.

The pulp inside your tooth is soft material filled with nerves, tissue and blood vessels. The pulp inside nerves are the most sensitive nerves. It is characterised by severe pain, headache, difficulty in eating and drinking.

Toothache Causes:

  • Gum irritation
  • Tooth fracture
  • Tooth decay
  • Bacterial infection
  • Wisdom tooth coming out of gums       
  • Clenched teeth
  •     Carries of your tooth    
  • Extraction of tooth
  • After root canal treatment
  • Neuralgia


  •       Pain: type of pain may be throbbing, sharp or constant pain
  •       Swelling around the tooth
  •       Headache
  •       Bad odour from the mouth
  •       Difficulty in eating and drinking
  •       Too hot and too cold things may trigger pain
  •       Fever


  •       Brushing the teeth and cleaning the tongue at least twice daily.
  •       Brushing can only clean 60 percent of the teeth, so even after brushing food particles may remain stuck between the teeth which causes cavities. Flossing is the best practice to remove remaining food particles and prevent buildup cavities and bad breath.
  •       Avoid tobacco and smoking.
  •       Change brushes every 2-3 months, because it can be the source of bacterias which can be transferred to the mouth.


  •       Salt water gargle will help to relieve toothache because it is a natural disinfectant.
  •       Using a clove gives temporary relief.
  •       Avoid fast food, or late night eating habits.
  •       Chilled water may temporarily relieve your pain.
  •       Brushing your teeth twice a day.


  •     History of symptoms
  •     Oral examination.
  •     Xray to check abscess or cavities

Homeopathic medicine –

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     Pulstilla – pulstilla is the best medicine for toothache. Toothache is relieved by holding cold water in your mouth. The person has a completely dry mouth and has no desire to drink water. There is also yellow or white coating over the tongue.

     Merc sol – merc sol is best indicated for decaying of teeth. Teeth feel tender and elongated. There is a fetid odor from the mouth, and I can even smell it all over the room. The tongue is heavy, thick, moist and there is a yellow coating on the tongue. Patient also complains of sweetish metallic taste.

     Kreosotum- kreosotum is best indicated in cases of painful dentition when it is accompanied with or the reason behind it is cavities. There is decaying of teeth along with bleeding from the gums.

     Plantago- plantago is a best remedy for toothache. Pain plays between teeth and ears. Toothache is better while eating. Profuse of saliva. Swelling of cheeks.

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