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I have been battling tooth pain for a long time. Bouncing from job to job without the health coverage kicking in wont effect your health, that is unless you have bad teeth. It bites.

I have flare ups, 3 months apart, for about 4 days my teeth on the left side of my face are in pretty bad shape. I broken upper wisdom tooth, a lower wisdom tooth (looks like a root canal without the stuffing) and a holed out molar, which was right next to another broken extraction (pulled out a long time ago) All broken and damaged from wisdom crowding.

Note- Parents, pull your children's wisdom teeth when the dentist says so. Please for the love of God, if you love them.

I have used Tea-bags, orajel, garlic, garlic powder, cloves, clove oil, peroxide, salt, salt water, crushed pain killers, you name it. Done allot of investigating and I have read many many pages in this blog. This is what I have to say.

Exposed roots give the most greif, But broken teeth sawing on fresh gum will do it too, anyone with one of these bad boys will tell you, anyone with both of these at the same time is in a world of hurt.

Oxygen is what gives the root pain its bite. If you cut off the o2 supply (fill the hole with something) then the root calms down a bit, however re-introduce o2 to the root and the pain flares back with a vengance.

As for the broken tooth, do NOT prevent the tooth from being able to drain. Doing this will cause an abscess.

Broken tooth = Tea-bag

Nerves tend to exite those nerves around it when vibrating. So one starts acting up, and the rest join in chorus, before long your bucking in agony looking for a hammer.

Heres how I fill my teeth, so debris and food doesn't get packed in there, and cause more problems.

You will need these ingredients.

-Cotton swabs
-Clove OIL
-Hydrogen Peroxide solution
-Swimmers Moldable Ear Plugs

Swimmers Ear Plugs. Yes. I get them at the pharmacy, they come in a little package, clear, pink, blue. They are made from moldable/pliable silicone. If you do not have an aversion to silicone, or allergic (one way to find out is to place a small amount under your lip for 5 min, and check for a red spot) to it, it may be a meal ticket, to help coast a bit to your next dentist appointment.

The idea is to rinse your mouth out with a 25/75 mix of Hydrogen Pyroxide and lukewarm Water (not cold, or hot) dont be bashfull, think washing machine. Take small sips, swish untill you feel more foam than solution, then spit, do NOT SWALLOW.. last rinse is with straight lukewarm water.

Next open the clove oil, roll a cotton swab in the stuff, and apply it directly to the open hole, let it sit in there for a few minuts. After take a fresh swab and wipe up the excess, also dab away (if you can) any saliva present.

Take the silicone, and pinch off a small amount, about what you would figure the hole size is. Take that in between your thumb and your finger, and roll it into a small cone, about 2 times longer then it is wide.

Then take a cotton swab and inspect the hole one more time, cleaning up any saliva, you want the site as dry (I know its not easy) as possible. Then try and push the silicone point end in first into the hole.

>< tough here.

Then with your thumb pressing on the hole, swipe sideways to clean off the excess.

If it feels wierd after, allow the root to get used to it. Take some pain killers, and give it a few mins.

If it still hurts, then likely there is still bacteria in there. Pull the patch out, and get a tooth pick. Heres where you get to play dentist, with the tooth pick your going to go in there, very gently and sweep the end around to see if you find anything. Watch out for the nerve. If you disturb it, you will feel pain like you HAVE NEVER FELT BEFORE IN YOUR LIFE.

Swish, dry, clove oil, dry, patch.. wait.

You will need to re-do this re-patch this every week, or longer depending on pain. To check it , just run your tongue over it, and sense for pain, or any change in sensation. Keep on going.

If the silicone does not stick in there, then two reasons, the hole is not deep enough to allow the plug to 'rest' in the hole, or it was too wet upon applying. Or the hole is on the top side of your mouth, instead of the bottom (gravity)

The clove oil is an analgesic which will numb the nerve enough to perform the trick. And provide some long term nerve calming.

As for medication, Naproxin(Alieve) tablets, combined with Acetaminophen extended (Tylenol Arthritis), provide me with a stable prescription like dose which lasts 6 hours.

500mg of Naproxin with 1300mg of acetaminophen extended is what works, I dont go over that maximum. A half dose works as well, I only full dose when I am clawing at my face for relief.

For the rest of you, tooth pain is largely preventable. a small fix here, can prevent livers from shutting down. If its easy to fix it, then do it.


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Thank you so much for this I have been in absolute pain for the past 7 hrs crying and screaming. I took your advice brushed my teeth rinsed with listerene and for some odd reason there was ear plugs in the house I just moved into. Needless to say for the first time in 7 hrs I'm sitting and even though the pain isn't 100% gone it is extremely bearable THANK YOU!


Thank you so much for this I have been in absolute pain for the past 7 hrs crying and screaming. I took your advice brushed my teeth rinsed with listerene and for some odd reason there was ear plugs in the house I just moved into. Needless to say for the first time in 7 hrs I'm sitting and even though the pain isn't 100% gone it is extremely bearable THANK YOU!


You get my vote for an excellent tip about usiing the silicone ear plugs. They are the perfect substance to plug a missing filling hole. I had one that would occasionally flare up from exposure to air and bacteria and I spent a few unbelievably miserable days and nights suffering with that. I tried 'toothache gum' but that stuff doesn't last -- absorbs saliva, swells and pops up and out of the cavity, breaking the seal and allowing oxygen, bacteria and acid to hit the nerve again. Silicone doesn't absorb water -- it just seals air-tight. I found the silicone earplugs at CVS. They are usually kept on the same shelf as ear drops, ear wax removers, etc. $1.99 solved the problem until I can afford the dentist.


Omg thanks a million!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I really want to thank you....and this is why... For one I worked at a dental office as my first job and he really was hands on in training me and explaining everything, that is why your post caught my attention. It made logical Spence with my prior knowledge from having worked for a dentist so many years. Plus he was old school and gave me many tricks but this one topped the list. As I read your post it made perfect sense and I knew I wasn't putting my health at risk Bc you gave facts that I knew all too well. Never would I have thought to cover the hole with silicone ear plugs. Ok so this is why I'm so thankful and needed to explain. So readers appreciate the advise. I'm in an Island from the States where my husband decided to venture for 6 to 12 months no health ins. Much less dental and obviously no money to spare at least to go to a dentist. I began having pain on a root canal job done on my molar last night was horrific. Not knowing if I could even go to er with out money or ins. We are knew and have no clue mind you not even a car to go but I knew it was walking distance (try that with an exposed throbbing nerve) so I was going crazy have dental knowledge I was sure I could find something someone post Bc I knew I just hadnto cover the exposure but to be honest didn't think I would stumble upon a remedy home made for that matter. I really praid to God started searching and salad I stumbled to your just so happened a few weeks earlier I stumble upon some silicone ear plugs and I wondered what I don't recall buying this but then I remember my inlaws have trouble sleeping due to noise in the Island o I figured she left them behind I played with one in remembered joking around and said this doesn't work but decided to keep anyway for some odd reason. I usually throw everything away but Lord am I sooooooo happy j didn't Bc this saved my sanity in this Island...thanks I have a little girl and husband that needed me sane and having dental experience I knew where this was headed so I trully tell readers if exposed root is the matter he hit it right on the nerve ;/ check for yourselves in the info online. He also gave great advise guys and he wasn't shy about saying how much it was going to hurt in the process of suture ..... Again a thankful mom literary trapped in a Island.... :D


Oh and if you don't have all the things I substituted clove oil with a numbing oil like orajel my husband bought and salt water to clean out the area...I did have toothpicks and q-tips and miraculously the ear plugs...don't panic just research what you can substitute and go for husband thought I was a little crazy but knew if I was trying it is Bc it made factual sense he actually went to sleep as I started I guess it was a sign of relief for him he knew it was all up to me just in case this is recent people 10/28/2012

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