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Submitted anonymously

Trust me tooth pain is the worst makes you feel like pulling out your own teeth:( I have found that a dentist is really the only sure way to get rid of the pain but until you can get to one this worked for me.
First take 800mg ibuprofen, while waiting for that to start working make a paste with gloves and put on sore tooth and all around the gum then rinse it out with a little whiskey. Finish it off with a cup of night time theraflu and you will be sleeping comfortable in a while:) if you have any anti biotics in the house start taking them they will help with any infection and that will help with the pain too.

Submitted by carl

firstly, my heart goes out to all you tootache sufferers. here are 3 things you should to to help keep the pain away for about 4-5 hours at a time..

1. glass of water with plenty of salt and swish around the mouth.

2. brush your teeth every couple of hours.

3. keep mouthwash with you and use regularly when you feel symptoms of pain.

4. regular doses of paracetamol and iburofen

5. drink plenty of water!

6. dip a cotton bud in clove oil and rub on affected tooth and gum (taste horrible but works and numbs)

my absyss began last night following these regularly my absyss popped and leaked on its own.. swelling still there but no real pain... good luck guys!

Submitted by carl

tooth sensitive to the touch? feel the lump on your gum? now you know the absyss is coming STOP IT BEFORE IT GROWS/SWELLS/CAUSES PAIN.... get a needle something sharp and cut/poke the lump and suck out the puss (in my case) (chicken beef) meat thats has got stuck in my gum.. get it before it gets you good luck friends

Submitted by Scott

I may say a few things that some already said but when i went to a emergency clinic to get treated. Here is what information they gave me:

1. Avoid hot and cold liquids since your tooth may be sensitive to temperature changes.

2. If your tooth is chipped or cracked, or if there is a large open cavity, apply oil of cloves. You can get this over the counter drug store. Keep in mind, some pharmacies carry an over the counter 'toothache kit'. Ask around for one of those.

3. A cold pack on your jaw over the sore area could help reduce pain.

If anyone lives in Lakewood/Denver Colorado area, you may want to check out Med-express. They where super friendly (this is key since i was in pain and only had 1 hour of sleep). And they billed me instead of paying up front. Tho you may need 30 bucks for meds and antibiotics.

Also, if you don't have dental insurance (such as me), check out CDG (google this).

Google schools that will do free or low cost dental work as well. I hope this helps a little!

Submitted by susie

The icy/hot worked!! I used biofreeze and rubbed on the OUTSIDE of my cheek around my lower jaw bone, the abscess, and where I could feel a knot on my bone. Have to warn you that the icy/hot is VERY VERY uncomfortable for a whole minute until it is absorbed completely by your skin.

I'm going to be able to sleepnow!

Submitted by Justin

Hi there, i'm 17 years old at the moment and i have had 3 teeth pulled so far from abscessed teeth(going on my 4th one). I pick getting pulled because its less a hassle than getting a root canal and there's a chance that it could come back( it already happened to me) I have no idea what's wrong with me..i brush and floss and rinse with mouth wash everyday and night..but i keep getting abscessed teeth..anyone know what could be the problem..so far since this one started hurting..i got on the amoxicillin and ive been rinsing with salt water..and ive taken a pain pill. Ive noticed when i start hitting the punching bag and exert some energy the pain will subside for awhile till i stop..soo go for a run and just try not to think about it..

Submitted by mardha

I tried everything... I was going crazy with pain and no sleep. I had an emergency dental appointment today. I had an abcess and needed to get a root canal. She said it was the kind of thing that would have landed me in the hospital. If the pain is so severe you can not sleep and nothing works ... Go to the dentist.

Submitted by sunshine885

I tried 1/2 a norco that I let melt on my tooth. That was okay for a while but the pain came back. Chloraseptic sore throat spray is very temporary. I went to CVS and bought Orajel, instant pain relief for severe toothache, long lasting...not. Extremely temporary.
I dapped hydrogen peroxide with a q-tip and it provided some relief.

I read on another site about grapefuit seed extract. Since I already had some capsules, I took the powder out and threw away the coating. I mixed the powder with some warm water. I tried the mixture on cotton but I have a bad gag reflex so I just put the powder / paste on my affected tooth and am holding it there by gently biting down. I have to spit every once in a while but its okay to swallow. Grapefruit seed extract is a natural antibiotic and I take it (even without a bad tooth) three times a day. My tooth is beginning to feel better as I type this and I will update later this weekend. I just need to get through until I get to my dentist. I also purchased the Red Cross kit from CVS. So if this doesn't work, I will definitely use that but I read it kills the nerve so I want to try all other options first.

Submitted by J. Shoemaker

Ok... After spending literally 48 hours with no sleep, searching forums for home remedies to help with the excruciating pain I was feeling due to my Abscess Tooth, I have decided to share with you a few of the remedies that I found that worked for me... Although, none of them completely alleviated the pain, quite a few did help somewhat until the pain subsided...

First and Foremost!!! - Amoxicillan!!!
Start taking it immediately. This is an anti-biotic which starts to kill the bacteria that is building up in your mouth!!! I started taking 2 250mg Tablets every 2 hours. While this is extreme, I simply could not handle the pain. Make certain you are not allergic! My mother is a nurse at a local correctional institution and has them readily available anytime I need them!
Amoxicillan is the only drug for me, that completely alleviates the infection and alleviates the pain %100. However, this is not a pain killer, so it will take between 24-48 Hours to start working. This is the worst time-frame imaginable. The waiting was the worst part for me, which is why I started searching and decided to share my experiences with the 'Home Remedies' that I used...

1)Naproxen!!! - 2 250mg Tablets every 2 Hours!!! This is your pain killer - anti-inflammatory and it WILL help deal with the pain... Although it will not kill it completely, it does make it a little better. I was able to get about 1 hour of sleep in 48 hours because of it!

2) Water!!! H20!!! Drink a ton of water! Immediately! Every time the throbbing pain starts getting too much to handle drink 2 FULL 8oz Glasses of Water! I didn't think this would work, but OMG this was the best! It made the pain dull almost immediately! It was my true savior!

3) Listerine Cool Mint Anti-Septic!!! One Cap Full Diluted w/ 1 8oz Cup of Water. Gargle and Spit it out! I did this constantly! This is a pain in the butt because of the repetition, but if you are anything like me... The thirty seconds of no pain was worth it!

4) Brush / Mouthwash!!! This should go without saying, but make certain you are Brushing and using Mouthwash as much as possible... The cleaner your mouth is, the less bacteria is building up on an already horrible existing condition.

5) Hot Shower!!! Sit down in your shower and let the water hit the back of your neck! Just relax, take deep breathes and focus on how wonderful the rest of your body feels! The reason pain in your head is so horrible is because all of the nerves are located so close to your brain, which is why several people develop headaches, earaches, sinus issues and throat problems when an issue arises in your head they are connected and usually affect one another when something is wrong... So Get Naked, Sit Down, Enjoy The Water and have your significant other wait on you hand and foot and try to relax and think about how wonderful you are, and how tough you!!! knowing that in a few hours you are going to feel better!!!

6) Reading Remedies!!! Believe it or not, spending my time reading the many different home remedy forums that are available online, took my mind off the pain I was feeling and made me feel really bad for others, who had conditions much worst than mine and mine was terrible! Occupy your time, and just keep in mind that the pain is only temporary! You will get through it! It is terrible and no-one knows what you are going through until they themselves have to deal with it!

Good Luck! Feel Better!
J. Shoemaker
Daytona Beach, Florida

Submitted anonymously

I was having the most intense pain--it felt like electric shocks--in one of my crowned molars. I took every painkiller I could lay my hands on, I did the clove oil, warm rum, the warm salty water, etc. Nothing helped for more than a couple of minutes. I wanted to knock myself out, the pain was so intense.

When I got to the emergency dentist the next day, they x-rayed it and told me I had an abscess and would need a root canal. They gave me a course of amoxycillin and within hours of starting it the pain subsided. So my advice is to keep some on hand (or get some from a friend) if possible and you are sure you aren't allergic. I know this isn't a home remedy, but now that I know what this sort of pain can do to you, I wanted to let my fellow sufferers know that this was a lifesaver. Of course in the end you have to be able to pay for treatment... I feel for all you out there who don't have dental insurance. I am paying for my root canal out of pocket, but I'm in the UK so it won't cost the thousands of dollars it would in the US.

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