Home Remedy for Toothache
Stress, Anxiety & Fear

This powerful home remedy for toothache reduces pain, and calms the stress and anxiety you feel when your tooth hurts. You can also use it to deal with your fear of the dentist.

Why use EFT Tapping for stress
when your tooth hurts?

Do you find that when you’re in pain and you’re anxious about it, the pain feels worse? Me, too!

That’s why I like EFT Tapping as a home remedy for toothache (and many other things.) It's the best remedy I've found for releasing all the stress that comes with pain. And we all know how stressful toothaches can be!

EFT tapping is a natural remedy based on ancient Chinese medicine.

About 4,000 years ago, the Chinese discovered that life energy flows through our bodies along pathways called “meridians.” When that energy is blocked or disrupted, you end up with emotions like fear, anxiety and rage, as well as physical pain.

Tapping on meridian points restores your flow of energy © Karen Alison

Emotional stress can slow down healing and increase pain. You’ve probably experienced that in your own life.

Fortunately, ancient Chinese healers found that when you hold or tap on certain points along the meridians, you restore the flow of energy, reduce the emotional intensity, and allow healing to proceed.

So, when you have a sore tooth, EFT tapping helps to neutralize the emotions you’re feeling – whether they are annoyance, anxiety, fear, anger or anything else. Often, this will reduce the intensity of the physical pain. This is what makes tapping an especially effective home remedy for toothache.

If you don’t know how to do EFT tapping, you can read the instructions, or watch this video. Don’t be fooled by the title of the video – even though it says it’s for Irritable Bowel Syndrome, what Kathy is really showing you is how to tap to reduce anxiety. Very useful for toothache – or before you go to the dentist’s office.

You can use EFT tapping in combination with other types of home remedy for toothache on this site to deal with the causes of tooth pain on physical, emotional and energetic levels. 

How to use EFT Tapping
as a home remedy for toothache

You can either tap along to the video with Kathy, or you can use the tapping “scripts” I’ve given you below. As you’ll see, there are three different choices – one for toothache anxiety, one for tooth pain, and one for fear of the dentist.

Just say the words while you tap - gently - on each of the meridian points. Start with the Karate Chop point on the side of the hand, then go to the Eyebrow point and continue with the points as listed in the script. Tap on each point for as long as it takes you to say the sentence.

Feel free to change some of the words or make up your own tapping scripts. The words below are just suggestions designed to keep you focussed on the issue.

If you feel like screaming, “I’m freaking out!” or “I can’t stand this &%^#! pain!” while you’re tapping, that’s fine, too. Use the words that work for you.

You don’t even need a script. You can just tap through all the points while you focus on the pain in your tooth, or how you feel about it.

Home remedy for toothache anxiety

Here’s your home remedy for toothache anxiety, using EFT tapping:

Karate Chop: Even though I have this scary pain in my tooth, I’ve decided to be calm and balanced.
Karate Chop: Even though this pain is making me anxious, I accept myself anyway.
Karate Chop: Even though I’m afraid this tooth pain means something bad, I’ve decided to be calm.

EFT Tapping points © Karen Alison

Eyebrow: This tooth pain is scaring me
Side of Eye: I’m afraid it means something bad
Under Eye: The pain makes me anxious
Under Nose: I’m afraid of the pain in my tooth
Chin: I’m worried about my tooth
Collar Bone: Will I have to go to the dentist?
Under Arm: Will I have to have a root canal?
Head: I’m nervous about what might happen.

Eyebrow: Is it an abscess?
Side of Eye: Do I need a filling?
Under Eye: Am I going to lose a tooth?
Under Nose: How much will it cost?
Chin: This pain is making me anxious.
Collar Bone: I feel anxious and scared.
Under Arm: I hate not knowing what will happen.
Head: What if I could feel calm about it?

Eyebrow: What if I don’t need to worry?
Side of Eye: I don’t like feeling anxious.
Under Eye: I’d rather feel calm and balanced.
Under Nose: I’m afraid this pain means something bad,
Chin: But I’m going to find out what it means.
Collar Bone: I can handle it.
Under Arm: My tooth may be sore but I am calm.
Head: I’ve decided to stay calm and balanced.

Repeat as needed. Then take a deep, relaxing breath, and let it out.

If you don’t want to say all the words above, just pick one phrase and repeat it at each point while you tap from Eyebrow to Head.

Try one of the following phrases or make up your own:
I’m really stressed
I’m scared
I feel anxious
This pain makes me anxious.
I’m angry

Then tap a final round from Eyebrow to Head, saying this:
I choose to feel calm no matter what.

EFT Tapping for the physical pain

Karate Chop: Even though my tooth hurts, I accept myself anyway
Karate Chop: Even though I have this pain in my mouth, I deeply and completely accept myself
Karate Chop: Even though it hurts, I’ve decided to be okay

Eyebrow: My tooth hurts
Side of Eye: I have this pain in my mouth
Under Eye: This terrible pain
Under Nose: It hurts
Chin: My tooth is throbbing
Collar Bone: This pain in my tooth
Under Arm: This pain
Head: I’ve decided to be okay

Repeat from Eyebrow to Head. Then take a deep breath and let it out.

That’s how you can use EFT Tapping as a home remedy for toothache. Now, what about…

EFT Tapping on fear of the dentist

What if you’re afraid of the dentist? Can any home remedy for toothache help you enough to avoid the dental office?

Well, sometimes it’s good to get a professional opinion, although if you really want to stay away from the dentist forever, read this article.

In the meantime, do this EFT Tapping to help you release your fear of the dentist...

Karate Chop: Even though I’m afraid of the dentist, I deeply and completely accept myself.
Karate Chop: Even though I’m scared the dentist will hurt me, I’m considering releasing that fear.
Karate Chop: Even though I’ve always hated going to the dentist, I accept myself anyway.

Tapping points © Karen Alison

Eyebrow: I hate going to the dentist.
Side of Eye: I’m afraid of the pain.
Under Eye: I can’t stand the sound of the drill.
Under Nose: I don’t like needles.
Chin: I’m scared the dentist will hurt me.
Collar Bone: I’ve hated going to the dentist ever since… [fill in the blank]
Under Arm: It’s so invasive.
Head: I feel helpless in the dentist’s chair.

Eyebrow: I hate the x-rays.
Side of Eye: I hate the smells of the dental stuff.
Under Eye: That vacuum thing they use makes me gag.
Under Nose: All the poking and prodding in my mouth hurts.
Chin: My fists are clenched the whole time.
Collar Bone: I get so tense, I feel exhausted afterwards.
Under Arm: It’s such an ordeal.
Head: I hate that my mouth is sore for hours/days after the dentist.

Take a deep, refreshing breath and let it out. Now, tap in these positive options

Eyebrow: What if it doesn’t have to be that way?
Side of Eye: What if I could relax in the dentist’s office?
Under Eye: No, that’s impossible.
Under Nose: But I choose to release my fear of the dentist,
Chin: I know that I’ll survive and be safe..
Collar Bone: My mouth heals quickly and easily.
Under Arm: I’m taking good care of my teeth because I want to.
Head: My body and mind quickly release trauma and I’m fine.

Remember to breathe. You can repeat this round of tapping, if you want.

When you do this tapping, you may find that an old memory surfaces. It might be about a dental experience, or something completely different but probably not pleasant. Tap on that memory because it’s very likely associated with your fear of the dentist.

If your fear of the dentist is very intense, you might prefer to work with a professional EFT practitioner. EFT tapping is not just a home remedy for toothache but has been used by thousands of people around the world to quickly overcome phobias and fears of all sorts.

Louise Hay says that tooth problems are about decisions and indecisiveness. She suggests you use this affirmation to help with your teeth...

I make my decisions based on the principles of truth, and I rest securely knowing that only Right Action is taking place in my life.

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