to explain the cold water stopping tooth pain, theres a nerve in between your thumb and index finger that uses the same receptors as your teeth, so if you overload it with cold, then your receptors can't process the pain...its only a quick fix, doesnt last very long. try rubbing an ice cube on the area, it isnt neccisary to freeze your entire hand.
I was up for hours with a bad toothache. The only thing I found that worked was Dextromethorphan cough suppressant. Just swish it on the tooth and the pain went away instantly.
Being into the spiritual approach to healing (although I DO like hydrogen peroxide too), I decided to run this process on my toothache:
Expand the pain, make it bigger.
Okay, done, now
Turn off the pain (as much as you can)
Okay, done, now once again
Expand the pain, make it bigger, turn it on....
repeat until you realize who is really in control here :-)
WOW!!! i just tried swishing nyquil around the tooth that hurt and the pain was gone almost instantly, the 3 ibuprofen probably helped too but im so glad i havent been able to sleep in 2 days but i think im about to go to sleep now thanks to u guys!!
After enduring excrutiating pain for several hours I came across this page and checked the 'remedies'. I tried first the baking soda rinse,,and after waiting 5 minutes tried some peanut butter. After another 5 minutes and the pain persisted I went to the drug stor, and noticed that the pain had subsuided almost completely!! So I reccomend doing both!!
Hydrogen Peroxide works like a charm, not so much as for me but everyone swears by it. make a solution of half HP and half water and swish it for a minute or till you feel a displeasing taste in your mouth. Spit it out and optionally swish your mouth out with salt water, I found that using as much salt you can stand works the best, for me thats about a 3/4 ratio (salt being 3). I followed it up with Benzocaine found in Orajel and Anbesol (maximum strength being %20) on a q-tip or a cotton ball.
repeat as necessary, remember not to use any product with benzocaine for too long as directed by the label on the product, probably fear of damaging that area for good.
Okay, so this is the easiest simplest remedy for tooth pain (and I mean REALLY BAD tooth pain!). I had been having severe all-over-mouth pain for a couple weeks and went to my dentist and found out I had a bad cavity on the back of one of my front teeth, and they suggested a root canal. I haven't had the chance to get it done yet, so I've been dealing with the pain. I've been taking anything from Aleve to Ibuprofen to Tylenol, but Aleve and Ibuprofen especially bother me because I have ulcers. So I was fed up with taking this stuff, and I didn't want to ask for a prescription pain pill. I haven't been able to drink or eat anything with sugar because I have major pain when sugary stuff comes in contact with my teeth. So I replaced my usual sweetened tea with unsweetened. I've been brewing 1 small (teacup-sized) bag of black tea, and 2 small bags of green tea and just drinking it as is. I like my tea iced, but if you have sensitivity to cold, you could drink it just the same hot or room temperature. I am not sure if it is this particular combination of 1 black tea/2 green teas, or if it would work with any unsweetened fresh-brewed tea. But it definitely works. Over the last few days I've been drinking it and haven't had any pain really, then last night I ran out of the tea and woke up with horrible pain again this morning. So I made some more, and as soon as I took the first swallow, I felt no pain. Oh, and don't just drink it - swish it around your teeth a bit, particularly around the worst area of pain, before you swallow!
THIS REALLY WORKS I SWEAR!! FROM ONE DESPERATE TOOTH ACHE TO ANOTHER. RINSE YOUR MOUTH WITH WARM WATER AND PUT MAXIMUM STRENGTH SENSODYNE TOOTHPASTE ON THE CAVITY. LET IT SIT WITHOUT GETTING IT WET FOR AS LONG AS YOU CAN. IN A FEW MINUTES THE PAIN NO MATTER HOW SEVERE WILL GO AWAY. THIS WILL LAST FOR HOURS. BUT THE MORE LIQUIDS YOU DRINK THE LESS EFFECTIVE.
I am an herbalist and I have an terrible fear of the dentist. I sit here in pain (which is easing by the way) and I read each and every post on this site. I wrote down a lot of useful things to try (like the vanilla extract, that's a new one for me!). Anyway there is an herb that is called nicknames the 'toothache tree.' This herb is called PRICKLY ASH. You may be able to find it at your local health food store, you're going to want to look for Herb Pharm brand. Also garlic is excellent for relieving toothache pain. It is an antibacterial, antiviral and an antifungal. I personally recommend Western Botanicals 'Garlic Bulb.' Either raw garlic or the garlic extract from this company is what to use, not garlic oil it isn't strong enough. If you have any questions or need any help obtaining these herbs, feel free to send me an email and I will help you the best that I can.
Ever since I had my son my teeth have deteriorated.. I am up every hour on the hour with excrutating pain. So i came on this website to find some quick fixes for the pain. Salt water helps but doesn't cure toothaches that last for more than two days. I found my own little remedy that seems to work great for me.. in this sequence... Rinse mouth out with salt water... followed by brushing your teeth(I recommend crest whitening with baking soda) followed by rinsing with an alcohol based mouth wash.. it has worked for me many times.. subsides the pain for a few hours... atleast long enough to sleep