This may sound a little cazy but it has worked for me. My wisdom tooth is infected and I have been to the dentist. He perscribed anitibiotic and narcotic pain reliever which has not worked on my pain. My best friend told me about the listerine pocket pack strips. She told me to lay a strip on the infected tooth and instantly the pain was gone. You have to repeat this process about every 45mins or so but it worked for me.
I have been in a lot of pain since Monday with a back tooth that I cracked on a pretzel. I also have a horrible cold (could potentially be sinuses). I am hoping the pain is more from sinuses than my tooth. However, I have tried tons of ibuprofen and the pain remains with no sleep. I have taken 2400 mg since 2 this morning. Not all at once, 800 mg at a time. I have been taking ibuprofen at the same dose since Monday with no relief. Today I decided to heat up my mixture of 60 oz. distilled water, 1 dandellion root tea bag, 1 tbsp. of sugar free cranberry juice and 2 tbsp. of lemon juice. You can find the directions listed here: fitness-weight-loss.info/?p=43 Anyway, I drink about 16 oz. at a time throughout the whole day. The pain was so bad just to sip it at room temperature. I microwaved it for about 1 1/2 minutes. Not too hot because that will hurt too. I used a smaller microwave, so a larger (better) one might need just 45 sec. to a minute. Believe it or not, the pain has subsided drastically. Right now I don't even notice it and I have only had about 8 oz. of my tea. Here is the great part to it. The concoction I am drinking is a natural diuretic and should help you lose up to 5 lbs. in 7 days if you drink it daily. You can get the tea at any health food store. I don't think GNC has it though. I got mine at Whole Foods / Wild Oats. However, I needed someone to help me find it. Good luck! Tooth pain sucks. I will repost later and let you know how long this worked. Please take note, I DID NOT take 2400 mg of ibuprofen at the same time and do not recommend that. It can't help you to do that, it can only hurt you. I know the ibuprofen is not what helped, it might be contributing to it though.
I also have not been sleeping since Monday. I hope to do so as soon as I get out of work today. Thanks for all of your advice. It is great to know we can help each other.
Toothache pain relief.
I used it for wisdom teeth pain relief, for years. These teeth hurt even if they are not decayed or have any cavities - because of the way they grow in the gum, and the roots hit the bone. I was able to put off the extraction for years.
1) Clean you mouth thoroughly. Brush teeth / floss - including tongue; rinse with salty solution – 1 spoon of sea salt to a glass of warm water.
2) Using a teaspoon, apply half or a full teaspoon of sea salt on top and around the tooth that hurts. Just the salt, not watered down. Leave it for 2-5 minutes. (this is going to clean the area of harmful bacteria, and draw out of the gum inflammation). At the end you will see the gum being a bit lighter in color. Do this one or twice a day.
3) Using a dropper, apply just a bit of tincture (I use one with antiseptic properties such propolis or Echinacea); this achieves a two pronged attach - the alcohol numbs the pain while the propolis or Echinacea absorbed through the gum fights infection (no matter how small).
You will feel better, the tooth will bear a delay in dental appointment.
If you do not want the dental work on the tooth right away, and the decay is small and kept at bay this could postpone the trip to the dentist.
Some forms of decay can actually rebuild back the enamel if the proper mouth hygiene is kept long enough.
I'm not sure that short of a dentist you can truly find effective remedies to tooth pain. I am 31 wks pregnant and can't have dental work done nor can I take any effective medications for pain. i was desperate and willing to try anything. First I tried Oregeno, no help, then baking soda, still no help, salt water- you guessed it no help. I drank a cup of tea and rubbed an ice cube in my palm and in the v area between my pointer finger and thumb. I noticed shortly after trying all these remedies one after another that my tooth pain had 'calmed' down. Not sure if one or all of them helped but the pain did not disapear, it only took the edge off so I didn't feel like ripping my tooth out with a pair of plyers anymore.
alot of people have probably been looking for that red cross stuff, i know i had, well i cam accross something similar while looking for the red cross stuff, this is call ORAL-EZE dental emergency toothache medicine. and OMG instant releif. i had toothache in 2 of my teeth for 3 weeks and hadn't slept in days. i applied on application of this and had 13 hours! of uninterupted sleep with absolutely no pain!!!! the active ingredients in this probably make it better than red cross. this has benzocaine (general anaesthetic) eugonal (clove bud oil) and ethanol.
Everyone was saying that vanilla or almond extract works, so I went to my cabinets and all I had was Pure Lemon Extract... It really worked wonders!! Just be careful because it burns. But it has 84% alcohol..... more than the other two, and it worked instantly!! Putting Goody Powders or BC's on a toothache also works, but only for a little while and it makes the inside of your mouth raw also if you use it too much
I was in such agony last night from my back wisdom tooth, I couldn't sit still! I came online to look up ANYTHING to help me. I saw a couple of entries for Vanilla Extract, so thought what the hell! I ran to cupboard, scrambled to find it and I first poured a capful and swished it around my back tooth. Then I swabbed it with the extract to make sure it was ON tooth. All I can say is WOW. It cut my pain down about 80%! I took 3 ibuprofen too, and I was finally able to go to sleep and feel like I was in control again.
Thank you to those who write these remedies down. This was a life saver for me.
I WOKE UP 1 DAY AND I HAD A THROBBING TOOTHE ACHE. I TRIED EVERYTHING. I CAMEUPN THIS BY MISTAKE I WAS WASHING THE DISHES AND I TURNED THE TAP AND FREEZING WATER HIT THE PALM OF MY HAND AND THEN I STARTED TO SCREAM AS MY TOOTH ACHE HAD GONE. i KNOW IT SOUNDS BIZAARE BUT I ACTUALLY WORKED THOUGHT ID SHARE IT AND LETS GHOPE THAT ITS STAYS THIS WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know this may sound a little wacky but see if it helps. I had (and still have) an awful cavity. I haven't gotten it fixed yet because I know I couldn't afford it. Either way I got married and I am going to the dentist but the quickest apointment is a month from now. Okay theres the story now heres my solution. Try getting a washcloth (or anything really) nice and warm using hot water and hold that to your cheek. In a small glass put some salt (as much as you can take really) and warm water. Stir it with something (preferably clockwise) and swish with it for 30 seconds every mouthful until empty. Then try sleeping a little more elevated than usual. I hope it helps. It does for me; I have tried everything else. Pain killers, Oral gels and liqiuds, magnets, and sleeping with my head facing east.
I had been up for three days in agony, I tried everything, even the peanut butter thing, and nothing seemed to work, then last night my husband suggested I take some nyquil before bed,and it actually worked!! Doesnt work 100%, but works enough to take the edge off the pain.