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Swish with a mixture of 1/2 cap full of warm water, a "pinch" of salt and a cap full of Listerine for 2 minutes. Repeat as needed.

I've had a bad tooth that's needed to be pulled for quite awhile now but can't afford it. I have no idea why this works, but this is the only remedy that works every time. It also works for clearing clogged sinuses.


No remedy I'm afraid. I just want to share my frustration at severe dental pains like that. I've always been lucky with my teeth until recently when I started experiencing sharp pains from my teeth when I passed over that area of my face with a flannel. I saw a dentist and she saw no issue. The situation has worsened and now I get horrible pains when I clean my upper front teeth which then echoes up my face like an electric shock. :( I don't know what to do.


Black tea bag. Completely wet with as hot of water you can take just until the tea can seep out. Apply to affected tooth

and hold there for 20-30 minutes. Spit out excess saliva (there will be a lot) into a cup. You can interchange tea bags and you can do this up to 4 times a day. This method works by the tea drawing out the infection from your tooth so do not swallow any of it. I read that it can be done repeatedly throughout a day indefinitely but I did this 1 time for 30 minutes for a toothache I thought could kill me and the pain 30 minutes later was gone and didn't reappear before I was able to have my tooth fixed a month later. Best wishes and good luck


I have a broken tooth and an exposed nerve, I keep getting electric shock pain and its excrutating. I cant eat or sleep, and have been taking Paracetamol and Ibuprofen. It's just taking the pain away.Having been in this agony before thankfully I know Wat to do.

Firstly brush with high fluoride toothpaste and warm water make sure you rinse with a good mouthwash.

Then take strong painkillers and apply Clove oil to a cotton bud and apply to the tooth. The Clove oil will kill any infection and Numb the nerve.

Seek a dentist.

I have also vanilla extract apply ed to the tooth via cotton also works.


I feel everyone's pain. I recently broke one of my wisdom teeth and had an exposed nerve. Let me tell you this is the worst pain for many people because it will not let up. Well the only thing that would work for me was ice cold water. It would take the pain away temporarily. I would swoosh it around in my mouth and spit it out when the pain would start again and repeat. It is a temporary fix and takes the edge off. I was like this for 2 days without rest and finally had to go to ER and the numbed my infected wisdom tooth with something injected with a needle. The pain was gone for about 8 hours but I finally got some sleep. The next morning went to the Dentist did ex rays and showed I needed my impacted wisdom tooth removed with the molar. I proceed to the oral surgeon and thought I was going to get my teeth taken out that day to the disappointment of a next day oral surgery. I begged him for some relief and He numbed my teeth with a needle and wiggled it around to try and take pressure off the nerve, it worked plus He gave a prescription for oxycodone it worked. Went back the next day and had them removed while awake. The pain having them removed is minimal and now I'm thankful there out. Both the Dentist and Oral Surgeon saw me with the ice cold water and told me that is one of the only things that takes the pain away for a very short period of time. It sucks swishing cold water in your mouth but takes the terrible pain away. The only real remedy is to have tooth removed to solve the problem. I hope this helps someone out there because I felt your pain.


I have been dealing with bad teeth for many years and many nights of restless sleep or even none at all. I have felt pain like never before. With the most extreme pain ever felt from the human body, I found an instant relief with chewing on minced onion enough to moisten it and get it right into the hole of the decayed tooth or teeth with the exposed nerve. Hours of extreme pain gone once and for all. I can now sleep like a new born baby.


I have tried everything from top to bottom. Vanilla worked, but it was definitely a gum burner. The best remedy I found was poking a hole in an advil liquid gel cap and squeezing the liquid into the cavity. It's the most vile taste and what I imagine liquid fire to taste like ( worse than moonshine or the vanilla), but it was by far the most effective until I got the teeth pulled out. I would not have been able to function the last 2 months without that little gem of advice. If you're in pain and reading this, I hope you find permanent relief soon!

Col. Hogan

Goodies Headache Powder (2 packs) in a 1/2 glass warm water. Several small sips and swish and the pain will stop for an hour or so

Son of a mother

Good day everyone!

Or actually should I say bad night, cause if your like me, (awake at 1-5 a.m searching Google for toothache remedies) its not such a "good" anything.

I've tried a lot of these.. Some temporarily work (2-5 min, huge hastle to have to keep repeating just for 2 min of relief, but if your desperate, your desperate. I know the pain these monsters cause), Others seem to only make it worse. BUT others have made a world of a difference for me. All night relief, sounds impossible at this point doesn't it? Ha, I know it.

First off a little background. I'm a 25 year old male, who's dealt with this for a very long time. As a teen I swayed in the wrong crowd and started smoking pot and drinking on a regular basis. Heck there'd be days we'd be up all night and have to go to school drunk. Lol. Needless to say I stopped caring about my dental hygiene,(no one likes to admit that but hey, thats what it was) I had great teeth up till about 6 years ago. Then shortly after school and getting into the work force. These pains were popping up. My number one remedy is percocet pain killers and amoxicillin capsules. If you know a friend that just had a surgery of some sort and has leftovers I'd advise to give him a call. These will work among any other remedies I'm going to talk about. Sometimes we don't always get those luxuries though so this is how I dealt with them

-First off, brush those teeth. Even the hurting one. Just a light brush. All them germs will only make it harder for your remedies to work.

-Orajel. Oh my god this stuff was a savior to me, when I was having wisdom teeth pain this stuff saved my life it seemed, got them removed along with 7 other of my dang teeth as well.

-Aspirin,ibuprofen, and naproxen, whatever. Didn't always seem to work. Besides the aspirin , aspirin always seems to help. In my opinion, the strongest NSAID over the counter. Also, get the BC/Goody powders in aspirin. ( BC's asprin powders are in green packaging labeled arthritis reliever, 1,000 MG's per packet)

-Very cold WATER or ice. Don't try to get away with drinking sodas at this point. Trust me, makes it worse and hurts like a son of a mother!!

-Clove oil. Yes the stuff works. It was actually used in dentistry before our common anaesthetic's we have now. Use it like orajel. Just let it sit there and work its magic. (The Red Cross makes a kit you can buy at the dollar store that's pure clove oil for tooth aches)

-Alcohol. No not rubbing alcohol, don't go dumping that stuff in your mouth. Meaning sit back and have a few drinks of some good ole Jim or Jack. Bourbon always worked best for me. I DONT CARE what folks say DO NOT swish that around in your mouth hoping for it to numb. You will be crying. Your just trying to get a little tipsey here to numb from the inside. Try to bypass that tooth from making contact with the liquor as best as you can. Use a straw if you must. Lol (this method is sometimes a hit or miss for me, if it works it works, but sometimes its made me worse off once I start to sober up, go straight sleep after you achieve your buzz and its seeming to work. There's nothing more worse than a hangover plus a killer toothache, USE AT OWN RISK. Its usually my last option if all fail)

-Sensodyne toothpaste. Barely seems to work for me, one of those 2-5 min fixers (but hey, desperate times, desperate measures)

-Sticking your head under the faucet.

Sounds strange? Yes but these monsters hurt so much sometimes it'll make a grown man drop to his knees. Put the faucet on cold and just let the tooth be exposed to running cold water for awhile. only Done this once and It worked for me on that bad day and will go away for weeks after(for me). (Please don't drown yourself) LOL!

-Raw onion. Okay, this seems a little too far fetched, but its done its magic on my end. I've literally fell asleep with a raw onion in my mouth and woke up and be A-okay! (The wife won't like it too much, but hey your dealing with it soooo?)

-Tobacco leaves. Not dip or snus. I mean rip open a cigarette and suck on the tobacco, let the juices sit over the tooth. Its worked once or twice but its worth a shot every time to me. I've tried the dip, buddy of mine stayed over and I had a huge toothache the same night. Took his dip and tried this same thing and it made it hella worse. So.

-Lastly, Advil Lipquid Gels. I do not recommend letting over the counter meds sit on your teeth to numb. But these liquid gels seem a little different. I poke a hole in the liquid gel and squeeze a little on the tooth and it seems to work like what would be extra extra strength orajel. Although its terrible for your teeth (desperate time, desperate measures though, as I've said) just don't make a habit out of it.


now, there I have given you the list of all of my personal remedies, some very strange and some so simple. Its all about tricking your Mechanoreceptors in your brain, which is connected to your Periodontal Ligament that sends the signals to the ceptors. Causing your mouth more trauma will not do the trick so much but only cause further more problems. Do not stick super glue or any other foreign artificial object in your mouth please.

Well that's about it. I'm getting all of my teeth taken out in 2 weeks and hopefully it will be my last experience with mouth pain. Just wanted to share my remedies and thoughts.



I used 3 x ibuprofen tablets (600mg total dose) Held tablets in my mouth and took a small mouthful of water letting the tablets dissolve in my mouth. Once the tablets were dissolved I swished the water in my mouth and around the area of the tooth for about 5 minutes. After this I swallowed the water and took another glass of water to flush my mouth. The pain was gone for hours and I could finally get some sleep.

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