Toothaches can vary greatly, from mild soreness to an unbearable throbbing pain in your teeth or around your jaws. Some of the main causes of toothaches are cavities, an infection, an exposed tooth root, a cracked tooth, gum disease, a loose filling, or jaw joint disorder.

But if you are not able to make it to the dentist, you can try some natural remedies to relieve the pain, such as plantain leaves, peppermint leaves, ginger root, and garlic as all have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antioxidant and anaesthetic properties that help alleviate tooth pain and fight infection. Can also mix oils like sesame oil, nutmeg oil, clove oil with water and rinse your mouth for temporary relief.

If your toothache is severe or is the result of a more serious medical condition, you need to see your dentist so you can treat it properly. Many toothaches will require medical attention. An over-the-counter pain reliever could help until you see a dentist.