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Hold a clean toothbrush over a bottle of pure tea tree oil. Hold tip of brush over painful part of the tooth(usually a crevice between teeth) and dig/flip, dig/flip. You might see some blood because there might be an infection, so rinse and spit until clear. If it's a nerve problem it might not go away completely but at least the pain will go from sharp to dull. You still might need a root canal but at least the area will be clean and anestetisized. Also try not to chew on that sore side or it will flare up again. Advil helps too.

Becca's pain in CA

If you have lost a filling or a cap, go to your local pharmacy and pick up some DENTEMP O.S. it is a temporary filling or cap repair until you can get to the dentist.


the one and true answer to wisdom teeth pain is two pints of guiness, a bowl of black beans, two corndogs, and a beef and bean burrito with hot sauce and ranch dressing. I'm not sure why but after all of that i feel no pain


Fresh Garlic Clove.
I have a tooth that has been drilled and temporary filled. It's about 35% gone and the root is exposed. No dental insurance is a real killer.
I have rinsed with saltwater and peroxide, vicadin, orajel, digging at it with a toothpick, dental instruments(not a good idea lol) Whiskey/Vodka works pretty well but only temporarily and I think getting drunk is the best option with whiskey. But Garlic clove chewed up and shoved in where the cavity is has got to be the most amazing thing I've done for my tooth. It's infected and that's why it hurts so bad. The garlic is so strong you can hardly stand to have it in your mouth and my tolerance for pain is higher than most. So if possible, chew fresh garlic clove or mash it up and put it in the cavity or on the tooth that is in pain. It has to get to the infected area though. Also chewing onions has helped when garlic isn't available. Garlic is the best though. For REAL!


So I read all about these different ways to remedy toothache. Listerine (only game me a few minutes of relief), Peanut butter, peroxide, oral gel, hot chocolate powder, alcohol(which normally works for me), and toothpaste. Well about six hours ago my tooth starts to kill me, so I go 'hey I'm a college student no harm in starting drinking now' well that didn't help, so I tried the oral gel and used almost half the thing without it helping me, then I tried the peanut butter, again no fricken help...So I get this crazy ideal to start mixing things together. So I put a little bit of peroxide in a mixing cup, put like 10 drops of oral gel in with it, then went and put about a teaspoon of peanut butter in, a little bit of vodka, some toothpaste, Listerine, and a splash of warm water and mixed it up until it was a paste. I put it on the tooth that was hurting with a cotton swab let it sit for two minutes and then swished some warm water around my mouth to get the access out and so far (it has now been about 30 minutes) the pain is still gone! And this isn't as disgusting tasting as you would think.


hi to all.. This may sound a little nasty but vanilla excast and salt...oh so much peace..but get some pain med. b4 u do this..some to relax u while takin this. It works..

Julie Williams

I am pregnant with my 3 child and as most of you moms know, babies tend to draw calcium from your teeth while pregnant and can cause some problems later on. Well my 2 child did just that. My back bottom molar (wisdom teeth are gone) got a cavatiy, I didn't have insurance and couldn't get it taken care of. Got worse and worse and now there is a giant hole in my tooth. Looks like a scoop of tooth was taken out of the center. Finally went to the dentist and was told I needed a root canal. My appointment is in 1 week and I am in so much pain. Was prescribed anitibiotics and vicodin for the pain, still didn't do anything. So I checked out this site and went through all the remedies. I tried the baking soda rinse. It actually worked about 15 minutes after I did it. If the pain comes back then I will try others, but wanted to let you know that if you're in my situation and can't take certain things because of pregnancy, try this one on for size. 2 Tbls Baking Soda in small glass of warm water. Hold mixture in mouth for a few seconds then spit out. Repeat until glass is empty. Don't swallow the mixture! In about 15 minutes you should feel complete relief! Repeat if necessary! Hope this helps someone else like me! Thanks to all of you for your input and suggestions!
~Julie in Arizona~


The Red Cross toothache medicine is: Eugenol 85%. It is not made by the Red Cross, just marketed by them. And it really does work wonders. Tastes like cloves mixed with vodka.


Hi, I know how painful a toothache can be, especially at night, so I thought I'd share some things that have helped me. I hope these work for you as well!

1) Clove Oil - I know it's a popular one, but it really DOES work wonders! Soak a cottom ball in some clove oil and hold it directly onto the tooth thats aching for a few minutes, and it will almost instantly. Relief will last for hours.

2) Ice Pack - Holding an ice pack against the cheek on the same side of the toothache really helps to numb the pain. It also reduces swelling/the risk of swelling caused by infections.

3) Salt Water - Swish some warm salt water around your mouth, and hold over the tooth that aches for as long as you can. Spit and repeat 3 or 4 times. Doesn't get rid of pain totally, but it DOES numb it enough for you to get a few hours sleep.

4) Tea Bags - Grab a tea bag, place it in a cup of water and then put in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove the tea bag from the cup, and place directly onto painful tooth. Keep it in place for 15-20 minutes, and when you remove it, the pain is gone.

5) Onion - Chewing on a piece of raw onion helped relieve my pain for a short time, but it was definitely the lest effective remedy for me.

6) Painkillers - Another obvious one, but taking painkillers can relieve toothache for up to a day, if the right doseage is taken. Personally, I take 2 Ibuprofen and 2 Asprin at once, but I have a high tolerance to painkillers.

I hope some of these work for you, and believe me, I feel your pain! You're not alone!!! ;-)


I noticed how some mentioned using peppermint oil, well I didn't have any but I did have a piece of peppermint candy. I 've been letting it sit between my jaw and the tooth that's aching and the pain is subsidding.

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