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So I have a really crappy deposit who said when I made an appointment that if my tooth starts hurting to call and he will order me some antibiotics. I called and he refused so for 4 days I've been in agony trying the most logical things I could done my appointment is a week and a half away. Water cold compress everything to no avail. I started looking up why garlic works. I was very skeptical of it till I started reading. One clover garlic is the equivalent to 15 cc of penicillin. So that did it for me I went out and got some garlic. It burns but I can almost feel the infection coming out. It lasted a few hrs for pain relief. Just cut it into bite size pieces you can wedge by the tooth or teeth. Wait for it to stop burning and spot it out and place another piece in. Chew softly on it and continue as many times as you feel u need. I bought a dentex kit and am going to do this when I feel it's comfortable enough to do so good kick everyone! ;-)


ive been up aince midnight due too while i was sleeping my tooth started to ache terribly top right molar has a whole in it and im pretty sure the nerve is exposed but its been like that for years! so its rare that i have pain to it last time it happened which is the only other time it happened i put clove oil to it which helped alot along with pain killers and pills for imflamation worked miracles this time it happened all i had was the clove oil and man it didnt help for jack.. so i tried walking didnt help made it throb smoked a ciggarrete yeah i know bad ,worse if its infected but it helped lower blood flow i i think cus the pressure wasnt as bad as before then i came across this site and i seen that it was the oxygen entering the whole that mad it so bad so as of about 10 mins ago i made a paste of clove oil and asprin and put it on my gums around the area de hurts and put a peice of asparin soked in clove oil in the whole pain is still there put its mild compared to how horrible it was hours ago... as i am in mexico dentist care is very expencive so these home remedys help alot im going to try the garlic clove as soon as the market opens and well i hope it helps someone you know not all of us have tea bags or sage or a a drug store when we need one or the funds for a dentist glad to see people are still human and try to to help others .long story short from all the pages ive seen fill the while up alot of people said bread helps i decided an asprin soked in clove oil. and a hot rag against my face and not sleeping on my face or laying down cus from what i read it increases flood flow which makes it hust so ima suck it up and sleep sitting up on the couch with the rag to my face and try and find something fro imflamation and if not smoke me a ciggarrette. and hope i come across funds to go to a dentist and just have it took out. good luck guys.


I've had an abcessed tooth a couple times now and every time this takes the pain right away...

Take a clove of garlic and cut it in half the long way or just chew it up a little, then place it on the abscess about 30-60 seconds. It burns like crazy but trust me, the pain leaves almost instantly after!

Victoria w.

I had total debilitating pain from a back moler that had started to chip away over time. It had a cavity and had broke all the way down to a nub! Then when the pain went into my ear my mom told me to brush my teeth and put a few drops of tea tree oil on the tooth and swish it around on that side of my mouth. Do not wash it out amazing!!! The pain dissapered!! Twice a day n its gone..


my mom used 2 always say it clove but i was so stylish that i used 2 eat it but it used 2 be under my tooth 2 show my frendz that i have got braces(which we wear 4 teeth) i uesd 2 put it in my uniform also atlest 20 den i realized we should eat or mix it in water after crushing hope it helpeg you please vote n comment muchaa love u


My empathy to all who experience tooth pain. These tooth issues are turning horrific for many of us. And thanks to all who shared their experiences here, you all offered helpful insights.

I think all the things I have been trying are working to one degree or another. I had to go to the store for some of these, but had several already in home.

1) Warm salt water swishes
2) Diluted hydrogen peroxide swishes
3) Mouthwash swishes (alternating 1-3)
4) 'oil pulling' w/coconut oil (google it)
4) Crushed garlic placed on tooth/gum with herbal tea bag holding it in place
5) Clove oil on tooth/gumline
6) Colloidal Silver

I no longer take antibiotics, so I rely on my immune system or natural immune system boosters to resolve issues like this. We tend to forget, immense amounts of bacteria is in our body all the time and unless we know we have serious immune system issues, our body is the best defense to fight infection.

FWIW, for those who quickly run to antibiotics, you may want to consider the latest findings with regards to them. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been announcing in 2012 that the overuse of antibiotics is (in general) having very serious consequences.

Hang in there.


I've used this several times for an abcessed impacted wisdom tooth even though my dentist is a close family friend this works better than prescription antibiotics. You will need Organic virgin coconut oil unrefined. It cost around $12 at Krogers where they keep the whole foods and organics. First brush your teeth and rinse with a little water and peroxide to clean the area. Then put a small heap of table salt on the infected area with your finger and lean over the sink with your mouth open. Let the spit drain out for about a minute. Rinse with water. Put 1/4 to 1/2 a teaspoon of coco oil in your mouth and swish around the infected area for about 10 seconds then spit, this is similar to pulling to get toxins out. I usually rinse with Apple cider vinegar and water for pain. Then apply some coco oil on the infected area and leave it. Do this two to three times a day at first sign of abcess and swelling should start going down by 50% and be gone withen 1-4 days depending on how bad it is. Any pain/ itching will stop completely by second day. I also drink 1-2 teaspoons of ACV with water daily. Pray continually, God bless.


I've tried every remedy known to man. Only a few actually worked. Clove of Oil works and Double Strength Vanilla Extract works. Soak a cotton ball and place in the area of pain. Leave there for about 5 minutes and it'll take the pain away. Taste can be unpleasant though lol. Another remedy I personally discovered is taking some icy hot and rub it on the outside of your cheek by the toothache. The menthol soothes the pain. Take a glob of toothpaste and placing it on the infected area for a few minutes will take the pain away. Don't swallow it though!


I had a very severe abscessed rear molar due to the fact that I delayed dental work to replace two crowns that remained open for over 9 months and have periodontal disease witch began with the onset of menopause. My rear molar is a gold crown with a live nerve that was next to one of the open molars. It became impacted from nervous grinding due to my financial problems this year. The resulting abscess swelled up my jaw, cheek and chin so badly that I could not open my mouth and was in excruciating pain. I also developed a low fever. I was told to go to the emergency room, but I was afraid of the resulting bills and the possibility of negligent treatment.

This is what I did to deal with the abscess and the pain.

-First I used ice and hot compresses and way to much Tylenol and Motrin to little effect while the nerve was flaring out of control

-Then I called a dentist and requested an antibiotic

I followed his advice and used warm salt water rinses every hour along with ice packs and hot water compresses along with fish oil twice a day and B-Complex vitamins, I also sucked on some frozen yogurt and tucked it in my mouth to relive the swelling pain.
The vapors were terrible so a spit them out and tried to refrain from swallowing or breathing them. I then took a antihistamine composed of benedril and tylenol in a low dose and got off of ibuprofen entirely instead, Using hot compresses to relieve the pain and promote drainage along with soft massage.
I developed a technique that I call the pterodactyl spit (lol) to expel the toxins as sucking on the tooth generally brought more pain. So I was walking around with my mouth wide open like a yawn and my chin straight up for most of the day. I kept applying pressure to that area gently off and on. The best remedies I found were:

- A rinse of a half of a teaspoon of cayenne pepper or apply cayenne pepper to the tooth or gums followed by a salt water rinse and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and yogurt to cool it down.

-Chewing slowly on fresh Parsley seems to sooth pain

-Chewing on warm hot bread, and tucking it next to the abscess for instant pain relief and drawing of the toxins.

-Drinking diluted hot cranberry juice provides instant pain relief once the abscess starts to drain

-Yellow (not spicy) mustard applied to the tooth was very affective as well

-Eating hot ramen noodle soup helps greatly

The swelling has gone down in one week from the size of a baseball to the size of a small peanut and I can now open my mouth, speak clearly and stick out my tongue and therefore have dentistry preformed to repair the teeth and affected nerve, depending on financing of course. I had a horrible time with placing asprin on the tooth, ambisol, oil of cloves just burns the soft tissue inside the mouth and thus creates more pain for me.

My favorite poultice is a piece of warm, soft hot french bread tucked into the cheek and spit out after it draws the toxins out.

Since nowadays if you cant pay for dental work or even if you have dental insurance, you have to wait for an appointment for endo or have your tooth pulled out; witch usually is the quick solution, These techniques will help you hang in there a little longer and keep the infection under control; but not a substitute for assessing your own situation or seeking medical advice.

Hope this helps someone!


My husband has a molar that is half broken off and infected. We couldn't afford the antibiotics the dentist prescribed ($84) since we have no insurance and not enough money since he is looking for work. He rinses his mouth every couple hours with warm salt water. It helped for awhile but the pain and infection persisted. Spread up toward his eye and down towards his throat. After rinsing with salt water, he put garlic oil right on the tooth and took a garlic gel orally. This morning, the swelling was partially gone. This evening his whole face has dramatically reduced and he says the pain is gone and hasn't taken pain meds since this AM. By tomorrow he thinks he will be back to normal....THIS REALLY IS WORKING! Garlic is a natural antibiotic...kills on contact. Now we can get his tooth pulled as soon as all the infection is gone! Tooth pain sucks!

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