SWEAR TO GOD!!!!!!!! >>> I'VE TRIED ALL THESE REMEDIES IN THE PAST ... MY 'ONLY SAVING GRACE IS ''''''CHOCOLATE''''''''' I THANK GOD FOR IT WHEN I HAVE A TOOTH ACHE i CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S NOT ON HERE .... IT WORKS FAST AND LASTS AN MY TOOTH IS CRACKED IN HALF AND NEEDS ROOT CANAL, YES IT MAY CAUSE A CAVITY LATER , BUT TO TAKE WAWY PAIN NOW > NOTHING IS BETTER THAN CHOCOLATE >>>>LET MELT AND LIGHTLY CHEW NEAR INFECTED AREA AND REPEAT TILL PAIN IS GONE ,,, YOU MAY GET SICK OF CHOCOLATE , BUT TASTES MUCH BETTER THAN ALL THE OTHERS.... YOU'LL THANK ME FOR THIS ONE !!!
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!
It is 5.44am and I have been awake since 3am with severe toothache. The tooth does not appear to have a cavity but I had it re-filled about a year ago and had problems since. Initially it was a 'high' filling and so had to get this filled down. The pain I have this time is comparable to child birth :-( and so ive been surfing the net looking for a remedy until I can see my dentist (not the same one as b4 as i suspect I received 'quick' treatment as an NHS patient b4) Anyway I noticed that one of the sites recomended VODKA, I have a litre in the fridge and so gave this a go...I got a shot glass and filled it, I took a small sip and held this in my mouth over the tooth, instantly the pain was relieved but im having to repeate every 10mins. Hopefully after a few times this will help me get an hours sleep.
I seen the idea to use nyquil, and when i went to my medicine cabinet we didnt have any left (thanx to 2 weeks of a pretty bad flu for my whole family) the only thing I could think of was sore throat spray.... (I was desperate) I havent slept in two days my wisdome teeth are coming in, this worked for me. I hope this helps someone else out there. good luck!
The thing I found works best is to dissolve a packet of BC powder and a teaspoon of baking soda in a shot of whiskey and swish it around the affected tooth for two minutes, it's nasty as hell but it works rather well, the baking soda neuterlizes the acid, the BC reduces swelling and pain and the booze numbs the pain, my three prong toothache remedy.
Well as you've already guessed by now i have a terrible tooth ache and I've tried alot of these things, but i have a sinus tooth that i have had a root canal of that still seems to hurt the only thing that seems to help is to hold my face close to the stove eye on the hurt side (i have gas stove so i can control temp better ) make sure you are not wearing hair spray. it helps because it gets the infection moving in the sinuses a quick snot of vicks and some left over antibiotics help too!
Well, here's a variation of using aspirin on the tooth, again, be careful, not sure how good this is for you.... OK, had a severe pain to the point that the entire left side of my head hurt, aspirin taken orally didn't help, nor any other OTC pain relief. I took 2 aspirin, and dissolved them in very hot water, tried to 'mash' up the starch and stuff with blunt end of a spoon, strred in one tsp. sugar, stirred, and swished one mouthful at a time, until used up...
OK, weird idea...but it worked, after a minute it felt like the pain would come back, but it didn't
THIS WILL SOUND CRAZY BUT EXTRA STRENGTH BEN GAY ON THE GUM WHERE THE TOOTH IS LET SIT FOR FEW SECS. THEN RINSE OUT. i KNOW I THOUGHT THAT WAS CRAZY WHEN I HEARD BUT NOT ANYMORE
To temperarly get rid of a toothache: 1tsp. baking soda 1Tbsp. vinegar brush the aching tooth for about 2min. rinse taste out of your mouth pain will imediately stop.
I have been living on pure vanilla extract for a week while waiting on my appointment. I found it on this site and have been surprised how well it works. I do take a tylenol about twice a day, which is a lot better than the 6-8 vicodena day the dentist prescribed. I wanted to say thanks to wendy for the post on using it. It does taste funky but its better than the pain.