This is just want I did that helped me so I thouth I would share.
1. Rinsed my mouth with hydorgen peroxide twice a day
2) Rince with warm salt water
3) used zinc lozenges(for healing)
4) Cepacol Sore throat lozenges( put in mouth near tooth)
5 NyQuil Cold and Flu -To reduce fever, aches and throbbing of the tooth and inflammation.
Also: here is a product I found very helpful Red Cross Toothache w/ natural Eugenol.
I hope this helps you. Blessings
This is just want I did that helped me so I thouth I would share.
hi well ive had a toothache for about 3 months now but i cant aford denist so yesterday i woke up at about 3am and my tooth was killin i was screamin in pain so i went down staires found my dads dark rum 1st i brush my tooth with ice cold salty water then 2nd just a cap of rum i put it in my mouth n left it in there for 2 mins 3rd washd my mouth with denticlean to get rid of rum taste 4th get a hot water battle and put it under ur pillow in bed just to warm ur pillow up and i slept like a baby all night didnt wake up till 4 pm today was good becoz this tooth kept me up awake all night b4
Well i don't have the ache my boyfriend does. He is in a lot of pain i have suggested lots of remedies but lets face it the denist always the best remedy. Lemon extract or orange not vanilla! Swish and spit try not to swallow it cuz it's real nasty. Another thing that works is listorine mothwash original is the best. Never use warm or hot water tempid or cold is better as to not spread the infection. Nothing tried is too crazy only the untried good luck and keep smiling
I have a toothache that occurs every several month or so. Like many of the other entries, I too don't have insurance or that money to cover getting a root canal. Even so, with the pain, I wouldn't make it to the dentist if I had to wait until they fit me in.
I tried the cold water and the vanilla abstract. It work only temporarily. I then took every kind of pain killer in the cabinet (not at the same time). Didn't work.
After not sleeping that night I went to Walgreen's and grabbed some Goody's Headache Powder, in the blue box. It works better than everything else. One works, but sometimes I take 2.
Still might try the Amoxicillan, because I'm sure there is an infection.
IT REALLY WORKS! I read on this site about taking 500mg of fishmox, which is amoxicillin... to get rid of the infection, and a separate remedy for soakig tea bags in hot water and then holding on the affected area. I have no insurance and have been trying to find a dentist who will let me make payments to them GOOD LUCK with that...my face, ear and jaw were on fire with pain. Nothing is worse than pain that resides in your head! ANY way... THANK YOU A BILLION to the two people who told us about it, because i tried both things together and for the first time in a week, have some relief! A LOT of relief, in fact, after just a few hours after the tea bag treatment, it's amazing. It helped within 15 minutes of putting the tea bags on the area. I used one bag on each side of the affected tooth. IT IS FANTASTIC and really works.. I also took 2 excedrin for pain, since I had taken the limit of aleve and it did NOTHING to help with pain. Try this everyone...if it doesnt' work for you, at least you tried.. it sure worked for me!
Ok I had a tooth needed a root canal. Horrid pain, no insurance. I live on Omaha, NE but have a small town dentist I see who is about 45 min away. I sugest you find one. He charges very little compared to normal dentist whole root canal about $100 and he lets me make payament. But for relief incase you cant do that! CLOVES the stuff the dentist uses to numb me after the work has extract of cloves as the numbing agent! But there is more to this story. After opening me up and draining it a bit he put a cotten ball with that cloves stuff in it and put in temp filling. (never let them do that) My face swelled up like a baloon as the infection filled my tissue. He even admited he should have left it open when I called and asked what was going on. (apprently if there is little infect you can close it back up, but mine had more than a little.) He opened it and a lot of the pain went away till that night then it got bad again. I crushed up some cloves put in a paper towel, wet it warm water, and put it on the tooth. I then took a hot shower, don't think the shower helps the pain but it takes your mind off it. 30 minutes later the pain is nearly numb. I put rice in a sock and nuked it for heat on my face and that was the end of the pain.
So I suggest:
1) Find a small town dentist work with them on a payment plan.
2) Cloves will really numb the pain, takes a while though.
3) Hot shower to take your mind off the pain
4) Hot rice pack
5) Alieve/Ibeprophin/asprin -- It Can't Hurt!!!!
OK, well iv had this horrid tooth ache for almost 2 weeks. iv been looking throw all the post for over 1-2 hours and reading them took my mind off the pain, well i tryed laying down right after reading them to get some sleep (cause its 5:30 a.m...here) and the pain came back, well i read one that said warm water and salt mixed...so i was like heck this my last resort. so i when and got a glass and when to the bathtub and ran the hot water and then got some and did the salt in it, it seems to work very well, and now i have an appointment with a root canal doctor tomorrow...so i hope the warm water+salt = no pain works for yo.
Hello everyone I have had a toothache for the last several days. I have tried all of the listed remedies vanilla extract,listerine rinse,orajel,red cross, salt and pepper paste, peroxide, vics vapor rub,motrin 800mg and even midol . I really didn't get any relief.Anyway, I have no insurance and no job I was in so much pain I used my rent money to see the dentist(walk-in) $90.00 for an exam and was told I have an abscess I have to take an antibiotic for atleast two days then he will pull my tooth which is going to cost me $205.00 believe me I know it's hard out here and everyone cant afford the cost (I can't even pay my rent now) but an abscess is a very bad infection not one to play with you really don't want the poison to get into your blood stream and travel. Now that I have the antibiotic in my system I apply pressure to my jaw when I lay down that seems to help a little.
I have tried so many things for abscessed tooth pain from vanilla extract, orajel, red cross, whiskey, lime, water/salt, etc. and nothing has worked.
BUT I finally found my winning remedy that keeps the pain away for weeks and instantly as soon as it hits my infected tooth. What is it? Believe it or not Chloraseptic Sore Throat Lozenges, Honey-Lemon. I SWEAR it WORKS.
All you have to do is put the lozenges near the tooth were it hurts (on the side of the tooth) and keep it there until it melts away on his own. The tricky part of this is you also have to do it on the other side of the tooth -- near the mouth/tongue which can be harder for the lozenges to stay put. However, as long as you do it on one side, the pain goes away. You will start to feel relief right away or when the lozenge dissolves. I recommend you do this through out the day even it doesn't hurt. You will feel relief right away. So, if you cannot see a dentist right away this will give you time (weeks/month). At first it was silly but believe me it works. TRY IT!!
garlic is a very potent all natural antibiotic . do not cook the garlic though because that will destroy the antibiotic (allium) . better to take garlic supplements that way you know exactly how many mgs you are consuming . do not take more than 1000 mgs a day . potency of garlic supplements range from 100 mgs to 500 mgs each , take daily for five days ( at least) not to exceed 1000 mgs / day .
the antibiotic properties in garlic is well known . gargle frequently with peroxide also soak a q tip in peroxide and apply to dry tooth , at only 60 cents a bottle its a must have peroxide is a great bacteria fighter.