I was in pain two days after my extraction. Dentist packed the pain was gone. However, the packing came out and I was in pain.i I took 1200mg of Advil and still no relief. My husband went to walgreens after I reading the posts on this website. Thank you this was amazing. I actually slept for five hours straight... Thank you, I am forever happy
Having to suffer a toothache thru a weekend or having to wait till antibotics medication is done before your dentist can fix your tooth. Sometime the painkiller cannot take all the pain away. I found this rememdy by accident. I had to get a root canel done and I had a big hole in my back tooth, anything hot and cold or even pressure or a breeze would set off a awful pain in my tooth.I found a tube of grandpa's denture adhesive (Poly-grip)and decided to use some and put it directly on my sore tooth to cover the hole. I was astonished that it worked, I told my dentist about this and she said she would recommend it her patients for a tempoparly fix. Just don't swallow it and use the original poly-grip flavour. I use it on my kids and it helps them fall a asleep. When you apply it you have apply pressure and keep it there until you can feel the adhesive sticks and forms into the tooth. My dentist say there's no harm using this and it's easy for a dentist to remove it.
I have a terrible abcessed tooth and at the moment I cannot afford to have it removed. I kept trying a few remedies on here and kept skipping the cayenne pepper mixed with warm water and then swished in the mouth. I tried the tea bag remedy, it relieved the pain for a little while and made some of the swelling go down, but the pain came back within about ten to fifteen minutes. I decided to try the cayenne pepper, thinking, anything will feel better than this. Unbelievable... immediate and total relief, I hope it lasts for a while... I feel normal again. Heard also brushing with Synsodyne helps so now I am off to the store to grab some... wish me luck.
I will provide u the best treatment..use amoxicillin/antibiotics medicine for 5 days to kill the germs(using medicine will make u weak),then simple treatment are:
-donot eat too much sugar contained food
-use warm salt/water to rinse ur mouth
-putting tobacco in the affeted area is the bestest remedy(infact i donot chew tobacco)
-eat little amount of onion
-if the pain still persists,RCT(Root Canal Treatment) Therapy should be done by consulting doctor..
Don't bother more than this..
i have two beautiful kids and another on the way. so you can imagine that having an extreme toothache slows me down as a mom. there arent a whole lot of meds i can take since im pregnant. i just got done suffering from a huge toothache since yesterday, balling my eyes out, asking my dad to babysit, wanting to smash my jaw with a hammer. finally i came up with a crazy idea to put a wad of toilet paper over my tooth. it worked! almost instantly the aching and sharp pain subsided. t.p. helps keep food, drinks, and cold air off the tooth until the pain is totally gone. good luck
Garlic powder and black pepper and a little water to make a paste worked for me. I also did the suction thing. Now I can finally sleeeeep!
I had an abscess that formed and got pretty big around my gums and other teeth. I kept trying all kinds of things and takign pain meds for days. I have no health insurance, but the remedy I used help cure the whole abscess in a day and a half.
I would gargle with Hydrogen Peroxide, then brush my teeth with the Sysodyne for about a minute then mouthwash with Listerine for about a minute. Gone in no time.
Wanted to share my story, thus far, of my saga dealing with my teeth, while having no insurance or money to alleviate my suffering, and my cheap home remedies I have used to deal with this horrible situation.
I have been suffering since the beginning of the month with my teeth...now I realise that I have an abcess!! Late last year my husband and I relocated across the country, my husband had a steady job offer and in todays economy we couldn't pass it up. Well in April he was laid off (so much for steady right??) and stopped receiving unemployment benefits in June. We now have no income at all and no health insurance so my teeth decided now was a great time to cause a problem! Initially all my teeth were bothering me... so much pressure and extremely sensitive. I thought I may have a sinus infection but thought it could also be my teeth in general...I have developed a problem with dry mouth recently and knew it has a severe effect on teeth. I did some research on-line and decided to order some Collodial Silver. I bought a 2 ounce bottle 30ppm. I received it on the 3rd of July and started to treat my teeth with it according to the dosage insructions on the bottle (2 tsp per day for 10 days) or so I thought...I ended up only taking about a third of that dose a day because I used the dropper it came with to measure it and never thought to measure how much the dropper held (oops). I was doing very well by the end of the 10 day treatment...using the collodial silver, brushing my teeth at least 4-5 times a day followed by swishing each time with Biotene mouthwash and first thing in the morning with Crest mouthwash. Then I goofed, I thought I would use a heating pad. I would go to bed at night with it on my pillow and lay my head on it on the affected area and use it intermittently during the day while I had discomfort. I stopped using the collodial silver on the 13th (10 days) and by the 16th started to use it again due to pain on my lower left side where I had a root canal years ago and recently, during the period of time we have had no insurance, the filling fell out and now have a gaping hole. Also got some Ciproflaxacin from a friend..not sure if it will help.
As the days have gone by using my second round of the silver, the Cipro and the heating pad religiously I now have an abcess and the pain is unbearable. For the past three nights I have had no sleep and cannot eat or drink much of anything. So I found this website and have tried several things the past 3 days. Here is what I have tried and how well it worked...
*Luke warm salt water-gives some immediate relief but not sure long term
*Nyquil soaked cotton ball-made the area worse temporarily no long term effects noticed
*Listerine-swished over area stings but also provides some immediate relief
*Black tea bag-dampened and placed over tooth for a few minutes (>5 min) immediate relief not sure of long term effect
*1 tbls salt and 1 tbls baking soda-dampen cotton ball dip in salt mixture and place on tooth supposed to keep on at least 35 minutes...didn't make it to 5...this burns (don't overload cotton ball with mixture) made me feel worse
*hydrgen peroxide and lukewarm water-swished over area provides temporary relief not sure long term effects
*Clove oil-dip tip of q-tip slightly in oil and put on tooth...this burns like crazy if you get it on lips or gums actually burned a small hole in my tongue...this numbs tooth for a while but is temporary
After trying all of these I tried what I think will help me till I get to the dentist....Garlic, an ice pack and ibuprofen....cut a slice of a garlic clove chop it up (or chew it on affected tooth to release juices) and place on tooth...I put it in the whole in my tooth, wet a cotton ball and placed it on top to hold the garlic in place. This does burn alot..try to leave it on for at least 5 minutes...tooth will feel terrible for at least 10-15 minutes wrap ice pack in a towel and place on outside of cheek near affected area...will feel bad initially but ride the pain out until your skin becomes accustomed to the ice and starts to numb the area. So far I have done this twice and have been able to get some sleep. Garlic is a natural antibiotic. For the past 3 days I have used the ice pack constantly ( when switching them out I would literally be in tears without it) even when attempting to sleep, only since I have done the garlic treatments have I been able to remove the ice pack for varying periods of time.
My recommendation is:
buy some collodial silver on-line or at a healthfood store, get some garlic cloves (even galic powder or garlic salt work to some degree just not as well as a fresh clove of garlic)and put on area, and NEVER use heat if you think you have an abcess...this encourages the infection to increase try ice it has been my lifesaver the past few days.
I will continue to update my treatment until I am abcess free and let you know if the garlic does the trick!!!
Wish me luck off tomorrow to social services to see if I can qualify for Medicaid...since we all know the only way to truly get rid of an abcess is to, unfortunately, go to a dentist!! Good luck all!! :)
I had an abscess over my wisdom tooth and couldn't bite down without biting it. I read in this forum that Sensodyne toothpaste might help. It did. Within 10 minutes the abscess was gone completely.
I had previously tried Orogel, hot salt water, brushing vigorously and Listerine.
Sensodyne worked almost immediately.
Earlier this week I was in pretty bad shape because of an abcessed tooth, but now I'm fine. What did I do? Not much, actually. I tried hot salt water, but that only helps for a few minutes. Then I started following that up with an antiseptic mouthwash. The immediate effect wasn't impressive, but I think the combination of the two over a span of four or five days actually got rid of the infection and the pain gradually subsided.
So, hold salt water for two to three minutes over the infested tooth (I spit and took another swig when it cooled) and then do the same with an antiseptic mouthwash (I used listerine). Few immediate results, but helps in the long-term.
Hope this helps someone. And in case anyone's actually thinking about it, please ignore the previous advice someone posted about battery acid. Even if it does work, this is a highly dangerous solution that could easily cause you a great deal of bodily harm. :)