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So for the past few weeks I've been having issues with a toothache. I have already found the tooth causing the pain and knew it was only a matter of time before the pain became much worse. A few months ago I broke a filling off of this specific tooth while eating Skittles. The filling was done when I was a teenager and finally wore itself down. I've had a few remedies that worked wonders and a few that didn't. I'll list the things that worked in the beginning stages and how long it worked. Then I'll finish with the remedies that worked once the tooth was at its worst.

1. First stages of my toothache I used Orajel. I rubbed it on the gums around the tooth and even squeezed a bit inside the crack on my tooth. This remedy helped ease my pain for 15 minutes or so. Now that my tooth is 100% worse, this remedy doesn't touch it. It actually makes it worse.

2. I tried swishing with hot salt water. The only thing it did was make me want to throw my glass across the room. Apparently some teeth are sensitive to heat as well as cold. Never AGAIN!

3. For relief in the beginning I would brush my teeth. Making sure to coat my toothbrush with lots of toothpaste meant for sensitive teeth. Allowing the toothpaste to sit on the effected tooth always brought relief. I would finish by swishing mouth wash. I held it in my mouth for as long as possible. This remedy, however, no longer works.

4. In the beginning sometimes simply popping 4-5 Extra Strength Tylenol worked. Not quite sure why, but Ibuprofen didn't really work. If it did, it took hours to kick in. I also had left over Hydrocodone and Percocet from a recent surgery. Hydrocodone didn't even touch the pain, just made me very sick. Percocet does work, takes the pain away usually in 10 mins, but not something you want to take over and over again. Now that I am worse, the Tylenol is having no effect.

5. I tried rubbing Vanilla Extract on the tooth. It did nothing. Was kinda bummed by this because so many people swear by it. Possibly because my tooth is in worse shape than before.

6. I tried coating the tooth in Peanut Butter. The salt content is supposed to be relaxing. Felt and tasted good..but no long lasting relief.

7. Fiance' suggested crushing an Aspirin and sprinkling it on the effected tooth. First day I tried this..INSTANT RELIEF. I was quite surprised, as I expected it to flop. This remedy still works, but not as well as before. It doesn't remove the pain completely. Just dulls it.

8. new remedy that shocked me..I actually read on here. A woman mentioned crushing a Benadryl and sprinkling it on the tooth. Just like with the Aspirin mentioned above. So I went to my Dollar Store, bought the generic version, came back home and took 3 of them. No, I didn't crush it..because my stomach has been upset, nasty taste wasn't my friends. It took about an hour or so and finally the pain was manageable. It didn't go ALL THE WAY away, but it most certainly helped better than any remedy so far. helps aid in your sleep..if you have the ability to do so.

I am checking out a Dentist later on today. Thank GOD! Most likely going to request that they pull the entire tooth. That way I know for sure that the pain will never return. Hope everyone has found relief in there own way! :)


Rub vicks on the jaw/cheek of the side of the face with the tooth ache burns a little but worth every bit of pain for that much needed relief by the way do not rub to close to the eye


I have no idea why this works but it works every time. take a mouth full of diet 7up and hold it in your mouth over the tooth for about a minute. the pain disappears immediately. if it comes back repeat. after a couple of mouthfuls the to sake usually stays gone just keep on repeating till it does


This remedy really works.
The thing to do is attact the tooth ache from different angles. A tooth ache is a combination of an infection and inflamation.
Take aspirin or advil to work on the pain part, and take an antibiotic for the infection.
The pain will surely go away and stay away. See your dentist next.


I have colgate total toothpaste and mouthwash first I put some of my tooth paste on my toothbrush and used some salt to and used the cap to the mouthwash to mix some mouthwash with salt and swished it around and did it again with some really really salty water i gotta say took away lotta pain and mah teeth are really sparkley and I cand finally sleep


My mom said back years ago the used a baby aspirin not a regular bitter aspirin, I am having a horrible tooth ache from a filling falling out but don't have the money to get it fixed right away as I am disabled, I have been reading through these list of remedies and I do see aspirin but not baby aspirin, the ones that are 81mg and chewable, so I went and bought some, it the very back bottom moller, I took the baby aspirin and bit down on it and instantly felt it hit that nerve it was painful but I kept it bit down in that spot until it dissolved about 5 minutes and as soon as it dissolved the pain was instantly gone, it says you can take one every 6 hour and about6 hours later you can feel the pain slightly starting in so I keep repeating every 6 hours and the pain stas away! Old remedies do work, and I am sure many listed below work as well, it depends on the person and where the nerve is exposed on which remedy will work for you, if yours is on the side a baby aspirin might not work unless you crush it up and make a paste out of it and put it directly on the side because you can't bite down, let it do its job as its dissolving, so the oils, garlic, etc might be a better solution I just know this worked perfect for me every 6 hours, might be a pain to fool with every 6 hours but I would rather do this than suffer. So good luck on finding the right remedy for you and God Bless!


I have an exposed nerve from breaking my tooth. Saw all the garlic remedies so I decided to try it. Didn't have fresh garlic, so I used the minced garlic in a jar. Dipped a q tip in it and applied it to the tooth and alas, immediate relief.


I've had success using the following before I can get to sleep...rinsing my mouth out with salt water, popping a few aspirin, and sprinkling a crushed aspirin on the tooth itself (and leaving the crushed aspirin there to slowly dissolve while I sleep). So far has worked every time.


Ok... I have been cursed with toothaches for the last 3 months... I've gone to the dentist not looking for any pain medication just wanted antibiotics and extraction! Well they refuse to extract them yes them... Lol the want to do root canals! I have have for the past 5 days taken Amoxicilin and Ibprofen... Relief for a little while maybe 6 hours or so... I was reading and more people say Vanilla Extract well I'm a cooker so I only had a little corner left... So I have Almond Extract I decided to rinse my mouth with that and OMG It burnt like Hell I screamed so loud my kids came to check on me but... NO MORE PAIN!!! I'm sooooo elated!!!

Ashley B.

OMG! OMG! OMG!. Take Pure Vanilla Extract (yes, the one u cook with) put it on a q-tip and rub the tooth and surrounding gums. Quickest pain relief EVER!!!!

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