I had success with putting Oil of Oregano on a cotton swab and painting the tooth and gum area.
Nyquil, or Kroger Nitetime take about 1/2 teaspoon swish around the tooth.
The Tooth ache will instantly subside.
This is the fastest home remedy out there.
And its safe.
I searched all through the web, after getting a tooth ache over the weekend.
A nursue friend told me abou this
My husband just got a toothache so we found this page. Unfortunately we didn't have any clove oil. But after reading a few remedies on here, I made a concoction for him.
I mixed ground cloves with some vanilla extract to make a paste. Then we applied the mixture to his tooth with a Q-tip. Within minutes the pain subsided.
Clove oil can be toxic in low doses... If you plan on using clove oil, please go to wikipedia(.com) and type in 'Oil of Cloves' (I would paste the addy here but this site wont allow it)
Wikipedia has tons of useful information about clove oil.
Always rinse your mouth with mouthrinse before doing this, not only to clean the affected area, but the rinse will help dull the pain!
Hope it works!
Activated charcoal helps to draw out the infection. You can buy activated charcoal at most any health food store. Take about a tablespoon and mix it in with a little water,mix to a paste consistency. Smear it on a small piece of gauze,and place it directly upon the hurting tooth and the pain will stop shortly.
Tiger Balm, that strong-smelling oriental ointment that comes in a red tin decorated with a tiger is really effective for instant relief of toothache. Just put some on a cotton ball and place it directly on the painful tooth or rub a little bit straight on the cavity, make sure not to swallow it. I hope this can help someone because I know how painful toothaches can be.
Thanks to the person whose mother-in-law suggested crushed garlic. Instant pain relief!! I should have read this column when I was still awake at 3:30 this morning with the worst toothache I have ever had. I am throwing the topicals away, and packing a couple of cloves of garlic in my purse. The garlic cure was such a blessing, I almost cried with joy of pain relief!
I'd like to add another nod to clove oil (Eugenol).
I haven't had dental insurance, so I haven't been to the dentist in 3-4 years. I just bought a bare bones policy ($500 first year maximum) with no waiting periods since I figure it'll be better than nothing, but I need to wait till March for the policy to start.
About a year ago I started getting a large hole in a back molar that hurt like hell. I started using the oragel and listerine. After awhile the pain subsided and like an idiot I opted to ignore the fact I still had an ever growing hole in my back tooth. Now half the tooth is gone and the pain just came back ten times worse than it was before. My entire right jaw throbs and it feels like there's shooting pain through the majority of the teeth on that side.
Tylenol did squat. Ibuprophen does help, but I'm taking 600mg every 4-5 hours, and by the time the pain starts coming back, and I take the ibuprophen, it's a good half hour of agony before the pills kick in and the pain subsides. The oragel just wasn't cutting it.
I read about eugenol and found some at the store I work (we don't sell the red cross but dentemps toothache kit and crown saver has a little bottle in there of the clove oil).
The first time I used it I thought that there was no way it could be worth the burning and the taste. But I was convinced in 10 minutes with the pain had already subsided and there was just slight pain in the bad tooth rather than all through the right side of my mouth. 10 minutes after that the tooth itself didn't hurt. I could even bite down on it with no pain.
The pain relief lasts a good hour and half. Couple that with ibuprophen taken reguluarly, and the pain is minimal and under control.
Be careful with the clove oil. I got it on the side of my lips from the swab's stick having a little on it when I dipped it in the bottle and it literally burned the skin there.
Still worth it though.
One more tip that worked for me-- two weeks ago, before I tried using clove oil, I was at class and the tooth was going nuts. I already had taken 3 ibuprophen and I didn't have any toothache medicine with me (now I travel with emergency oragel swabs in my pocket). I had another class right after, so in between classes in desperation I grabbed a pack of winterfresh gum. The intense mint did sooth the tooth enough for me to function through the class till I could get home. It wasn't a huge help, but it did ease a bit of the pain.
get green onions and chop off the end of course and cut it just below where it leafs out and put it to your tooth that hurts. Bite down and suck out the juices. It hurts but it works
ALL you need is a bath rag,sugar,rubber band, and some water.Get the rag and lay it open and put a heaping tablespoon of sugar in the center of it.Then put the rubber band around the rag to hold the sugar in place.After doing that Run some warm water over it (enough to wet the dampen it)then place the rag in your mouth where the tooth is.May seem strange be it truly works.
3:20Am..and I have been up all night.The pain started yesterday morning when I was at work. I have tried other remedies on this site and none of them worked.... but this did! Take two Midol and two tylenol...pain was gone in a few minutes!! Wish I would have thought about this befor!! And men,you can take midol too! It wont hurt you!