As I have writing this, my pain has gone from a 40 on a scale of one to ten, to a 2. I have suffered tooth pain for almost 6 years now, and only ever been able to have minimal dental work performed, a couple of teeth extracted and a few cavities fixed, as I am like most of you here. I make barely enough to support my daughter and myself, not enough to even afford the payments of financing the dental work, or outright pay the price of a new standard compact car to fix my teeth (FYI dental insurance is crap if you need extensive work). My remedies are very effective for me, however, not everyone’s physiology is the same, so I hope this works as well for you as it does for me. My main go to pain reliever is 800mg of over the counter Ibuprofen, inflammatory drugs reduce the pressure. This is relieving enough to get some sleep and will sometimes kill the pain altogether, though it is not to be taken on a constant basses or the effect will eventually where off. In addition, a series of worm salt water rinses, which may hurt at first, will help if the gums are sore and infected, it takes a while but it works, and baking soda with lukewarm water will relive that irritating burning feeling on your teeth, most of times (never swallow and rinse well after a while). Furthermore, if the pain continues, learn to identify the exact cause; this will help you in knowing what to do for the pain. DO YOUR RESEARCH too, don’t just take everyone’s word for it. Cavities, tooth decay, gum disease ext. they are all different but may all be in the same boat, your mouth, and some remedies do not mix well. If there is an infection present, do everything you can to get your hands on some antibiotics, but know what they are, and what there for. I was straight with one, Dr. anonymous, at a clinic once, he prescribed me some (not all doctors will do that), athough, I have been known to call everyone I know and collected their leftovers (again do your research, critically, know what you are taking and how it works), antibiotics will kill infection and work wonders. Learn prevention strategies, stop eating crunchy stuff, candy, gum, taffy, well you get the point, in most cases this is what will start the pain if you have bad teeth. Learn all you can, try my remedies and others to find what works as it may be a long time before you can save up for a dentist. In short, these remedies work well for me, and many of my friends who have suffered the same thing. Do your research; learn what works for you and do all you can to prevent things from getting worse as it may take several months to several years to save up enough money so you can have a dentist fix your teeth. Also, there are compassionate dentist out there (who do not feel you need to give them your first born simply because they have a PHD) that will work with you, you have to look around though, a lot, but you can find them.
I sprayed about twenty pumps of 'Phenol/Oral Anesthetic' Chloraseptic into a shot glass and filled with half a shot glass of very hot water and rinsed violently. I mean there was not a nook, cranny, or cavity I did not force this concoction into. It has taken the edge off for about the last twenty minutes or so and still counting. Just do not swallow the sore throat spray that numbs what it touches or when it goes through you might have to explain a very messy situation that you had no warning of. If this doesn't work later or I run out I will be back to warm compresses and warm corn liquor. Also, if you are really desperate Everclear works wonders. It is like swishing gasoline, but it takes the pain out for a good while, just have a chaser ready even if you just rinse, and do not get it next to an open flame.
I read through about twenty pages of suggestions here. A dental assistant mentioned dental wax. So about ONE WHOLE WEEK AGO I went to Walgreen's & found Dent's Toothache Gum, it is a medicated wax to place in exposed cavity. It cost about six bucks. The first teeny tiny piece I put in a week ago is still there & I am still pain free, ...for now, until I can afford to go back to the dentist.
10 advil, 2 500mg tyol, 2 sleeping pills and a glass of wine fixed my half broke off tooth right up.
If you have a toothache. Fold a nice hand towel to fit in the palm of both hands. Put it in the sink and run hot water on the rag, as hot as you can tolerate, squeeze out rag. Place on jaw,hold tightly over ache. INSTANT RELIEF. You may have to do this a few times during the nite, but INSTANT RELIEF.
I understand that not having insurance can be a pain, but any medical professional will tell you that if ibuprofen or tylenol won't stop the pain you probably have an infection that needs to be treated with antibiotics. I would search around for a dentist that has a first time visit special. Usually your first exam and first round of xrays are free. This way you can get a diagnosis of your problem and have a better idea of how to treat it.
My fiancée has terrible problems with his teeth! Many have been pulled and there are a few that have rotted and broken off in pieces. He has no insurance so he has been using ambesol. It has lost it's ability at this point so here we are at midnight trying to get him some relief. I ran to CVS and purchased these few items:
1. Listerine mouthwash (must not be alcohol free)
2. naproxin (Aleve)
3. ibuprofen (Motrin)
4. Oragel for 'severe toothache'
I made him rinse with the listerine until he felt a burning sensation or as long as he could tolerate. I then dosed him up with 1,000mg of ibuprofen and 660mg of naproxin followed by completely coverin the affected tooth with the Oragel. He's been allowed only water (no sugary drinks) and he's currently sleeping like a baby! It seems to have worked like a charm! We tried tea bags and salt water to no avail before making the trip to CVS.
plantain root, chewed with the affected tooth, will ease a toothache immediately, and also helps to draw out any bacteria and ease inflammation. plantain is a common weed that you can find in your own backyard. be sure to wash thoroughly before using. it's best to spit out your saliva when chewing the root, but it is completely safe if swallowed. it tends to have a spicy flavor, but is not at all strong or unpleasant. i have tried nearly everything from orajel to narcotic pain meds, and nothing has helped to the extent of this simple plant.
fill a plastic bag with hot water (double bag it so it doesn't leak. stick on side of face by tooth that hurts. this also works for sore jaws.
In my house, we know ALL about toothaches. My boyfriend has toothaches every day from acidic saliva from bad genetics (not to mention a junk food and cigarette habit). And I've had my share of toothaches, cavities, fillings, and root canals.
Ibuprofen and Orajel do WONDERS, but Orajel likes to come off and I can't take much Ibuprofen because I have stomach and intestine problems which worsen with Ibuprofen. Any other remedies would be fantastic!