Here is the BEST home remedy: You can go to ebay or any online vet supply, go to the aquarium section, and buy almost any antibiotic you need with no prescription. They are the SAME pharmaceutical grade antibiotics your doctor or dentist prescribes, but since they're labeled for aquarium use only, no prescription required. I've used them for about five years on various bacterial infections, and they work great. Added bonus, my doctor/dentist didn't relieve me of ninety six dollars to prescribe what I already knew I needed, to treat what I already knew I had.
Over the weekend I developed gum swelling and pain around my last molar, usually a sign of infection..ugh. I took a sterile pad (that dentists use after pulling teeth) and soaked it in vodka. Folded it to fit in my mouth and left it for a half hour on top of the tooth/gum. This will draw out the infection and ease the pain :) Only do this every couple of hours for a half hour and should take the infection away until you see a dentist.
Had bad tooth ache and thought I would try oregano leaves, I placed it on tooth and I was amazed at how quickly the pain left.
This remedy is a winner
I've had severe toothache pain for almost 3 months. I can't afford a dentist on a single parent income when my bills exceed my income. I have tried the red cross stuff and nothing, this used to work wonders but not now. I've used orajel severe pain and nothing. I'm immune to it since i've used it so much. Ice packs don't work. Maximum strength tylenol don't work even when I take 4 every 6 hours. Ibouprofin don't work even after taking 3 of the 800mg ones. Massaging don't work, neither does the muscle reliever idea. Coke and diet coke don't work. I want to take a knife and pliers and cut it out myself but my boyfriend won't let me. Childbirth hurt less. What can I do now? I wish I could let my rent go to he** to get it pulled out I just want to die.
If you have an obvious abcess (not just pain but swelling with a clear locus) you will have to sterilize a needle and lance and drain the abcess to get any relief. Another post here gives a very good description of how to do this, but if you have one I'm sure you already have the idea. Just make sure you spit all that stuff out and swish with hydrogen peroxide after until it comes out clear when you spit it out.
Two other things will help: 'oil pulling' - sesame works best, not the toasted kind, but most any vegetable oil will work. Swish about a tablespoon of oil around in your mouth for as long as you possibly can. By the time you spit it out it should be white and foamy. Have a glass of very warm water to rinse with after and also spit that out.
The other helpful thing, which will kill the pain, is very strong sodium bicarb in water, about 2 tablespoons in one cup of warm water, and swish keeping it in your mouth for a few minutes, spit out and repeat until solution is all used. If you have an exposed nerve this will knock out the pain within a few minutes. You will have to repeat it in a few hours but this makes sleep and waiting for a dental appointment possible.
This is an old wives tale: chewing tobacco between the cheek and against the affected tooth. my grandpa is an old farmer and told me about this one. do not use flavored tobacco, just regular, straight tobacco. it draws out the infection...
Please don't play with abscessed teeth! I have a friend who is paralyzed from the neck down from the infection spreading all over his body just because he didn't have the money to visit a dentist. Most humans will understand and work with you.
However, until my root canal this Monday, I have used the peppermint tea back as a helper, along with the antibiotics and lortabs an emergency dentist gave me and it seems to lessen the amount of time I need to take the pain pills.
Please don't put your life in jeopardy.
I have read many of the remedies here and I would like to add my 10 cents. I notice that a lot of people are frustrated with their over the counter pain reliever and I am sure that the maximum dose for a 6 hour period of Ib Profien is 800 mg which is generally 4 pills. DO NOT EXCEED. you can also take Tylenol with IB Profien but only take two of those and stagger them: Tylenol no more often tha 4 Hours and IB no more than every 6. Also numbing agents like oragel and over the counter benzocaine needs some time to work. my husband compalined that it didn't do anything but he was not giving it ample time. Leave the medecine on a Q-tip on the affected area for a few minutes, Replace with new ones if necessary but it will help eventually. Try not to swallow it if you plan to use a lot because it can be unhealthy. These tactics got me through two weeks of the worst pain until I could get to an Oral surgeon who would pull my tooth.
FOR OREGON RESIDENTS or surrounding areas if you are really desperate, there is an Oral surgeon in Salem who will pull your tooth for $80.00 for the first on e and $60 for succeeding ones (except wisdom teeth). HE does this low cost service for those who cannot afford the cost of dentistry and have no insurance. God bless him.
I had a tooth ache and my whole mouth hurt. I could not sleep from the pain. I went to this web site and bought the red cross. It was disgusting . it took away the pain on the tooth, but the rest of my mouth still hurt. Then a big pocket of puss formed on my inner cheek(I beleive from the red cross) Then I tried the cougth syrup, It kncked out the pain, and put me to sleep. It was the night time syrup with 100mg. of acetimeticine
for two days i have had bad toothake do to infected wisdom teeth. I tried every thing i found that if you rinse with listrine and cut a onion and put a slice on the tooth the pain gets better altho dont go away compleatly you can go to sleep
worked for me
hope the same for you