Dental pain or severe toothache is characterized by extreme pain or inflammation of the tooth and its surrounding areas. The toothache can be Mild or severe and may cause serious trouble in daily work.

Toothache or odontalgia can be presented as crushing, drawing, darting, tearing, pressing pain etc. The pain can spread to the rest of the head and give an uncomfortable ache and tingling sensation all day long. The excruciating pain that is experienced may be due to various

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  • Tooth decay- The presence of food debris that has not been cleaned out can stay on and cause cavities and persistent tooth pain.
  • Dental abscess/ an infection of the dental pulp/ Infection: Inflammation along with fever and bleeding can also point at infection.
  • Injury/ a cracked or damaged tooth: This condition could also point at chipped, broken or cracked teeth due to excessive teeth grinding or a fall or accident
  • Problems with braces.
  • Extraction or filling of the teeth / losing a filling.
  • Trauma to the jaw
  • An erupting wisdom tooth which does not have enough room to fully come through.
  • Grinding the teeth at night
  • Gum infection.


Hepar Sulph and Silicea: Root abscess responds positively, to both Hepar Sulph and Silicea. For fever accompanied by occasional chills due to severe toothache, Hepar Sulph is considered to be the perfect remedy and tends to significantly decrease the level of swelling and pain. On the other hand, if your face swells and there is an incidence of gum inflammation, Silicea must be used to numb the effects of root abscess.

Plantago: Plantago is noted to be the most commonly prescribed homeopathic medicine for toothaches and for treating sensitivity. The pain extending to the ears from the teeth receives maximum relief due to the effects of Plantago. It might have to be taken internally or applied externally depending on the severity of the toothache and its accompanying conditions.

Staphysagria: Toothache: During menses; in sound as well as decayed teeth; painful to touch of food or drink but not from biting or chewing: Worse drawing cold air into mouth; worse from cold drinks and after eating. Teeth turn black, show dark streaks through them; cannot be kept clean; crumble; decay on edges.  Sensitivity is best-taken care of by homeopathic medicine Staphysagria and resolves the problem of worsening of toothache when any drink or food is consumed.

Arnica: Tooth extraction and filling may often lead to the consequence of nerve-wracking pain in the gums and the affected area. For this, homeopathic medicine Arnica is prescribed to assuage the nerve pain and must be taken along with Hypericum, another homeopathy medicine, for best results.

Merc Sol: Toothache: Pulsating, tearing, lacerating, shooting into face or ears; worse in damp weather or evening air, warmth of bed, from cold or warm things; better from rubbing the cheek. Crowns of teeth decay, roots remain. Problems of halitosis and excessive salivation that tend to occur

simultaneously with toothaches can be solved by a dosage of homeopathic medicine Merc Sol.

Hecla Lava: For jaw swells along with toothache, you must always opt for Hecla Lava. This homeopathic medicine for tooth pain, it effects is instantaneous and relieves both swelling and pain.

Chamomilla : Chamomilla serves as the best remedial homeopathic medicine for easing heat sensitivity that is likely to worsen the existing toothache. Toothache if anything warm taken into the mouth; on entering warm room; in bed; from coffee; during menses or pregnancy.

Coffea Cruda : Toothache: Intermittent, jerking, relieved by holding ice-water in the mouth, but returns when water becomes warm.

Mezereum – Crowns intact, roots decay. Toothache: in carious teeth feel elongated, dull pain when biting on them and when touched with tongue, worse at night; better with mouth open and drawing in air. Roots decay.

Bismuthum – Toothache: Better by holding cold water in mouth.

Coca– To prevent caries of teeth.

Fluoric Acid - Rapid caries of teeth; fistula dentalis or lachrymalis; exostosis of bones of face (Hecla.).

Kali carb.-Toothache only when eating: Throbbing; worse when touched by anything warm or cold.

Magnesia carb. - Toothache during pregnacy; worse at night.

Magnesia mur. - Toothache; Unbearable when food touches the teeth.

Natrum sulph. - Toothache: Better by cold water, cool air (Coff.. Puls.).

Pulsatilla – Toothache: relieved by holding cold water in the mouth (Bry., Coff.). worse from warm things and heat of room.

Ratanhia - Terrible toothache during early months of pregnancy; tooth feels elongated; worse on lying, compelling to rise and walk about.

Rhododendron - Toothache, every spring and fall during sharp east winds; worse from change of weather, thunderstorm, windy weather.

Spigelia : Toothache from tobacco smoking; better only on lying down and while eating (Plantago); worse from cold air and water; — returns from thinking about it.

Syphilinum :  Teeth decay at edge of gum and break off; are cupped, edges serrated; dwarfed in size, converge at their tips.

Theridion : Toothache; every shrill sound penetrates the teeth.

Thuja :  Teeth decay at the roots, crowns remain intact, sound; crumble, turn yellow.

Trillium : Bleeding from cavity after extraction of a tooth.