So I figured it out. Either used clove oil or garlic in ANY form to bring the pain down. Then take 200mg of either ibuprofen or naproxen sodium. Your body will not react to the medicine if you are in too much pain or maybe it just wont seem that way. I found that it takes far less time to get relief this way versus any other method. FYI orajel will eat your teeth up making the situation even worse
Three days ago, I woke up at 3am with the worst pain in my life. My left top wisdom tooth was completely broken off at the root. I have this cartlidge stuff covering the hole. (My body grew it naturally) but occasionally, I get really bad pains. I was looking online for anything to alleviate the pain long enough I could get some sleep. I tried it all. Brushing, peroxide deluded with some water, salt water gargle (I didn't have a lot of money on my side) I waited a little while and got some advil liquid gels. I immediately popped two. Then I poked a hole in one and squeezed a little bit on the tip of a q-tip. Then put some ora-gel on the site. The pain went away instantly. It's now a dull pain that I can live with. I do this every time the pain starts to come back. But it works for around 8 to 12 hours.
I also brush with sensodine and use listerne (sorry for the misspelling )
I am post-doc in biological sciences. Recently, I suffered with severe tooth cavity pain (horrible during night times). I used analgesics,anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics. They have given me temporary relief. Repeatedly I used to get pain with low grade fever.
We Indians use turmeric in food and for skin health (from thousands of years). Even it is mentioned in oldest Indian medical books.
I read that it has antibiotic, analgesic and anti-inflammatory nature (Now NIH, USA is conducting 72 clinical trials on curcumin, main component of turmeric).
I tried turmeric powder for my tooth pain. It worked excellently even much much better than drugs I used previously. I don't have pain, inflammation or fever.
Just take small swab of cotton. Wet it with water and dip in turmeric powder (powder should stick to all the surface area of the swab). Put it in the cavity for 1 to 2 hours. Observe the effect. More than 48 hours I don't have any symptom. I felt it as a wonder.
I have had a toothache for a couple of days and my health insurance does not kick in until september, I have tried a few of these remedies, they worked for a while then I remembered a trick I used to clear up a mouth sore I had. I mixed some milk of magnesia, a little liquid benadryl and some hydrogen peroxide, mixed it in the cup that comes with the milk of magnesia and swished it around my mouth, do not swallow it. It will numb your whole mouth for a while. Starting tomorrow I will begin to do some oil pulling, I read where that can really help you dental health, Do some research on this and be sure to use the right oil. Good luck to all of the people that are suffering. We are most definitely not part of the 1%.
After reading a few posts, I see several remedies that ease the pain, but tooth pains vary. If it is only one throbbing tooth, the salt water, lemon juice, advil and ibuprofen, clove oil, and garlic clove may work wonders. But if it is both teeth and gums, you have your work cut out. Begin by brushing and gargling (let it burn). Until you can afford a dentist trip, brush and gargle with gold listerine a few times a day. It may not stop the pain immediately, but with time your mouth will feel better. Thank you all for your help.
Put some clove oil with the help of some cotton on the affected tooth. Let it stay there for about a minute. Then remove it. Do not swallow clove oil. Gives instant relief. You can buy clove oil from CVS or any local pharmacy shop.
oh ya i forgot to add, besides drinking water, taking hot showers, and accupressure (in the shower is best)- (and rubbing in circles where-ever it is and moves to)--
another crucial thing is your food intake, don't forget to take a multi-vitamin, and eating healthier meals with meat and veggies will give your body what it needs to repair itself faster.
look on youtube for accupressure relief points, or you can simply rub in circles where-ever it hurts until it moves, and keep chasing it till the blockage is removed... i also suggest doing this in a hot shower, and drinking TONS of water, most of us don't drink 8 glasses a day, and never have, now it's time to start and notice the miracle.
I came on this website two days ago in search of something, anything that would make my toothache to away. I found that in my full 24 hours of discomfort very few things helped that I didn't notice on the site so I wanted to share.
First some background. My dentist recently told me that my 4 bottom molars (the teeth right before the wisdoms) needed to come out. They were rotten, gross and quite frankly the dentist was surprised that I wasnt in any pain. The 2 molars on the right side came out and hopefully I will be getting the other 2 removed today. Believe me when I say, they are far beyond repair of what the dentist could do.
A few days prior to my dentist appointment the far back molar on the left hand side started to hurt. I did the usual remedy (ibuprofen) to lackluster results. Relief came, but only for an hour at a time. After realizing that the ibuprofen wasn't working I took some hydrocodone (left over from another dental procedure) and that didn't work either. I knew at that point I was in trouble. The pain got progressively worse and ended up shooting from the base of my jaw to another tooth in my upper jaw. The pain got so bad that I considered going to an emergency room... I was literally in tears and shaking.
Although here I am today with far less pain and hopefully just hours away from having those teeth removed, hooray!
So here's a list of what I tried that worked but not long enough to really make a dent:
• ibuprofen, hydrocodone, aleve and migraine meds (I didn't take this all at once)
• biting down on a wet black tea bag
• making an aspirin paste and placing it in the broken tooth
• putting oragel into the broken tooth (in hopes of making it numb)
• heat and cold at the wrong time of day (I will come back to this)
• vanilla extract
• lemon juice
• warm salt water rinses (eventually this began to burn inside my jaw, which is when I knew there was a muh more serious problem)
Here's a list of temporary solutions that seemed to work better for me:
• oragel and hydrocodone paste placed on the broken tooth and gum (crush the hydrocodone pill and mix it with either liquid or paste oragel and place on the tooth with a CLEAN q tip or cotton ball)
• making hot black tea with vanilla and drinking it (the heat relaxed the tense muscles in my jaw and gum, the components in the black tea and vanilla numbed the tooth for quite some time)
• hot showers (this was by far the best thing for my mouth; not only did the heat from the water relax my muscles and ease the pain but the water pressure gave me something else to concentrate on)
• a little green inspiration (didn't make the pain go away but made it a lot easier to not care about it and it put me to sleep)
• cold packs during the day and hot packs at night (when I tried this the other way around it just didn't work and my jaw let me know that)
• icy hot on the hurting side of the face as close to the point of pain as possible (after I found the pain I made sure that whatever I did isolated just that pain and it made a world of difference)
What worked the best:
• being in a room with no fan or a/c unit running and relaxing in bed sitting straight up (obviously if you have a bad back you might not want to consider this but if you don't, this might be an alternative)
I think the reason the relaxation worked better was because there was no outside stimuli to that area of the mouth and therefore nothing for it to react to. When I sat straight up and concentrated on breathing deeply and falling asleep the pain all but disappeared and it seems that that technique worked during the morning hours as well. I hope I can keep this up in the dentist chair!
Just a note of caution: when your teeth hurt to the point of not being able to function, you should probably seek medical attention right away. Your teeth have ways of communicating to you if something is wrong, so you shouldnt ignore the signs and symptoms. In the end, it might be worse than just having you looked at in the beginning. The only reason I rode it out was because I had a dental appointment the next day.
There is nothing better than excruciating pain by tooth ache. I bet that hell is just an endless toothache on all teeth.
Tried everything. Only thing that takes the pain away is cold water. Third day now. Went to the dentist today, and he couldn't understand which is the tooth causing the pain. I guess is from the too many painkillers and anti-inflammatory medicine i took. He tried air and touch and x-rays. He was between 2 teeth.
I told him to clean all my teeth (needed that) to stimulate them a bit. Then he sent me home to wait until the pain indicates the right tooth.
Well it just did. I cannot even touch it. Dentist said that it is a nerve that has to be removed. Now it's 4am and i cannot sleep from the pain. Went to bed like 6 times. I will wait until 9 and i will call him.