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Christie in Bama

I had a ton of fillings as a child and teenager and now that I'm older they have started falling out and causing severe toothaches. Over the last couple years I have been one of those desperate souls up at 3 a.m. trying everything in my kitchen and banging my head on the wall (which doesn't help at all in case you were wondering).

I have discovered that all toothaches are different. What worked for one won't work for another. I'll share some of the things that I found to work with you all. I hope that I can help someone get some sleep!

Clove Oil-- So many swear by it. Works great if you can get it deep enough into the cavity.

Halls cough drops-- The really strong mediciny kind, not the ones that taste like candy! Put about 3 in your mouth at once and let them begin to melt. Wait as long as you can before swallowing and swish it over the tooth.

Peppermint extract, vanilla extract, almond extract -- works because of the alcohol content but a stronger alcohol such as Wild Turkey works better. Take a shot and hold it on the tooth. Relief is almost instantaneous. Only lasts about 10-20 minutes and will burn and blister the gums. Careful with this one.

Sore throat spray-- put some on a cotton swab or gauze and bite down on it.

Mix of Ibuprophen and Tylenol-- take about 4 Ibuprophen and 2 tylenol all at once. This is safe, a dentist recommended it to me. Works in some cases.

Some toothaches are sensitive to cold, others to heat.

I've slept with my windows open in the winter, under an electric blanket to breath in cold air. I've taken walks out in cold air. Held cold milk in my mouth over the tooth...or cold water, but milk seems to work better. Ice works in some cases---hold it in the opposite side of your mouth away from the hurting tooth...but it keeps your mouth cold. You may not want to try these if you have a toothache that doesn't like cold.

I didn't have any results with the ice massage to my hand, although it seems some other people have. Massage the webbed area between the thumb and forefinger of the hand on the opposite side as the tooth.

Crackers!!-- This has worked for me so many times!! Just chew up a cracker and make a paste in your mouth and smoosh it over the tooth. This blocks out air.

I hope some of these work for someone. I know what pain a toothache can be. I have tried EVERYTHING by now. Good luck!

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Anonymous

IF YOU HAVE A CAVITY GO TO THE DENTIST! I CANNOT BELIEVE THE POSTS ON HERE, ESPECIALLY THE ORIGINAL ONE! WHY DON'T YOU JUST GO TO THE DENTIST?????? HAS THIS SOMETHING TO DO WITH ALL THE BAD HEALTH INSURANCE STORIES WE IN EUROPE HEAR ABOUT THE US? IN EUROPE YOU ARE OBLIGED TO HAVE A HEALTH INSURANCE OTHERWISE YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO WORK. I CAN'T BELIEVE THINGS YOU ARE DOING TO COVER UP A CAVITY! THAT IS INSANE, YOU SHOULD ALL GO TO A DENTIST!!!!!!!

Anonymous

If you want to pay for me to see a dentist I would surely go.

Anonymous

yeah my bill was $11,029.00 to fix mine

Kelly in Texas

My daughter had the worst toothach EVER. Went to the oral sirgeon to have it taken out. He would NOT take the tooth out because it was so absesed. He gave her amoxillion and darvocet. NO RELIEF.. She tried the NYQUIL suggestion and the PALM MASSAGE. All I can say is THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! we were NOT even going to attempt stupid super glue suggestion (He had to be on drugs to suggest that) But your 2 suggestions worked like a champ. I THANK YOU for sharing your experience with me and the rest of the world. *HUGS* to you my dear friend

Anonymous

tried the sore throat apray on a cotton ball it worked amazing just might make you drool a little.

Anonymous

My husband has a tooth ache and we just thought to check if there was any home remedies and we found this web site. THANK YOU to the person who gave the nyquil remedy cause it works! We have insurance but it is the Thanksgiving weekend and no dentist office is open till Monday. I think home remedies are good for temporary but don't forget to visit your dentist as soon as you can.

Anonymous

cant afford a dentist even after the portion the insurance covers i still cant afford it.. i believe that there are some ERs that will pull a tooth if its that bad and the good part about that is they cannot turn you away if you have no insurance or money

Anonymous

we dont live in europe...thanks for the post though

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