I came home from work one night and a sudden pain strikes my lower right jaw. A familiar pain I once felt 2 years ago. I woke up in the middle of the night in agonizing pain. My face was swollen and I had pain all on my right side of my body, from my ears to my spine. Later found out I needed to have an emergency root canal. Again this was two years ago. Let's fast forward to now:
I felt this pain and I immediately looked on google for remedies because it was 8 pm no chance of getting to a local dentist at this time. I came across a few good ones that worked for me a little bit.
1.) Apple Cider Vinegar & Honey
Two tbsp of ACV & two tbsp of honey in a cup of warm water. You can drink it or swish around the sore tooth.
2.) Hydrogen Peroxide & Listerine
A cap full of HP and swish around tooth then spit. Alright after a cap full of Listerine swish around tooth and spit. Immediately relieved a lot of pain & swelling on my face.
3.) Ice pack
I have an ice pack wrapped in a thin towel or scarf and I put it under my jaw to reduce swelling and it helps with the pain a little bit. Don't keep it on no more than 10 mins at at time.
Put it on gums around tooth every two hours
Puts a temporary numbing sensation on tooth. Doesn't last very long though.
5.) Rub it out
Use your index finger and run around the gums. You can always run your jaw too. It doesn't stop the pain but it feels better when you apply a little pressure.
I have an appointment tomorrow for a root canal but I'm going to try to get in today and just get my tooth pulled. Don't think I can wait another 24 hours in pain.