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How to Ease the Pain of a Cracked Tooth

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to Ease the Pain of a Cracked Tooth

Have you noticed that you've got a nasty cracked tooth? The pain experienced because of this condition is very intense and annoying, so it is important to know some methods that will help you overcome this situation and return to enjoy peaceful oral health. In this OneHowTo article we will tell you how to ease the pain of a cracked tooth with some natural treatments that can easily be performed at home, but also we also explain the conventional methods often used by dentists to overcome pain and to regain your inner peace.

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If you experience severe pain because of a cracked tooth, we at OneHowTo recommend that your first point of call is to see a dentist. But if you don't have access to a dentist straight away, you can alleviate the intense pain of the condition by following a few of these little tricks. For example, you should avoid anything that puts pressure on the area such as solid foods and hot drinks as the pressure causes more pain.

You should also avoid crouching because when you do, you bring more blood to the head and this causes more pressure and therefore more pain. It is also recommended that you try to sleep with a couple of pillows. Make sure your head is higher than the rest of your body as well, you will be more relaxed with less pressure in the head area.

How to Ease the Pain of a Cracked Tooth - Step 1

One of the best ways to ease the pain of a cracked tooth is by reaping the magical benefits of garlic. Thanks to its disinfectants and antiseptic properties and the active compounds that reduce blood pressure, garlic is a good fighter against toothache.

To take advantage of this functionality, you simply crush a clove of garlic, mix it with salt and apply it on the area with a light massage. Once the mixture has been done, it is best to rinse the mouth with water.

How to Ease the Pain of a Cracked Tooth - Step 2

Black tea has a high content of tannic acid which is basically a powerful analgesic or painkiller that will help to reduce any discomfort. It also has a high level of antioxidants. It helps to relax blood vessels due to its flavonoid content and it contains fluoride which helps in preventing cavities.

To relieve toothache with this product, you will have to heat up the tea bag in hot water and when the water has reached the correct temperature, place it on the affected area. Let the heat act for about 5 minutes and repeat this treatment 2 or 3 times a day.

How to Ease the Pain of a Cracked Tooth - Step 3

Take pain relievers such as acetaminophen or NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or metamizole. This is also a surprisingly good way to reduce the pains of a chipped tooth. One of the reasons why a tooth may cause you pain is because of the swelling and inflammation of the nerve root. Therefore, thanks to anti-inflammatory products, this situation will improve and you will feel less pressure on the nerve, therefore, less pain.

It is not advisable to use antibiotics without a prescription because they will not soothe the pain and, in most cases, they are not entirely necessary. It is also advised not to take aspirin, especially if the toothache is accompanied by bleeding gums because aspirin can increase the risk of bleeding.

How to Ease the Pain of a Cracked Tooth - Step 4

Another way to soothe toothaches is by taking cold drinks or by applying ice directly to the area that needs to be treated. The reason is that the cold has a sedative and anti-inflammatory effect on the one hand, reducing pain and on the other, the cold reduces swelling - giving you some relief from the pain. If you perform this remedy and you realise that the cold causes pain, stop using it immediately.

In case you opt for applying ice directly, we at OneHowTo recommend never doing it directly on your skin but rather wrap it in a cloth or bag to prevent burns or irritations.


Parsley, onion or salt water are also home remedies for nasty tooth pain. On the one hand, parsley gives off a relaxing relief against the pain so you just have to chew some pieces of this plant and when you have already extracted all the juice, spit and rinse.

You can also place a piece of onion on the aching tooth for about 10 minutes and let the bactericidal properties deal with the bacteria and disinfect the area to improve the situation. And finally, gargle with salt water method we mentioned earlier. This helps control any infection and it reduces the pain thanks to the antiseptic properties of salt.

On OneHowTo we give you more home remedies for toothache that surely are of great interest.

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This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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