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I tried most of what you have tried. What worked for me was putting half a sliced garlic clove on the affected gum. Burns like hell, but try and keep it on as long as possible.

I also swished with bee propolis (a natural safe antibiotic) and then drank it, every 2-3 hours. I also ordered on line some collodial silver - swished with a teaspoon of 2-3 times per day.

I also bought some oregano oil on line which is also a very powerful natural disinfectant.

After using the garlic clove the first time, I was able to sleep through the night, but before I discovered garlic as a possible cure, the only pain reliever was with co-codamol. I was pain-free for eight hours. Ibuprofen and paracetomol did not touch the pain. Although it was a fantastic pain reliever, I knew I still had to kill the infection to stop it spreading throughout my body.

The garlic over two days did this. As a safety net, for the next few days I also took two capsules of Blockbuster Allclear, first thing in the morning 30 minutes before eating, and also four capsules of Serrapeptase, as these are supposed to repair the nerves.

The swelling in my cheek and under my jaw finally vanished about five days after using all of the above, except for the garlic which I only held against the affected gum on two separate days.

The resulting ulcer was very painful, but after taking a few handfuls of pumpkin seeds over the next three days, and applying bee propolis to a cotton bud and putting it directly onto the ulcer, this disappeared after three / four days.

I feel my tooth is completely healed - no pain, no swelling and I am happily eating on that side now, two weeks on from its onset. Saved myself £1,000 in proposed root canal fees. My dentist will be disappointed.


I had an abcsesed tooth which lasted almost 3 weeks, First lot of antibiotis never helped. Used clove oil which helped for a little while. The pain was unbearable at times I was in tears. A friend said to rub some whiskey on my tooth,as I dont drink whiskey I tried vodca soaked in cotton wool and put this on my infected tooth overnite The relief from pain was instant and helped me get some much needed sleep. I know this is not a natural remedy but when you are in pain one will try anything. It will give pain relief untill expert treatment cures the abcess


Purchase habanero and cayenne peppers at your local grocery store. If you cant purchase fresh cayenne peppers then get a bottle of cayenne pepper in the spice area of store. Zatarains sells a huge bottle of finely ground pure cayenne pepper.

Fresh cayenne pepper: cut the fresh cayenne pepper near the stem area and place on area of exposed root and squeeze pepper juice in nerve. This is incredible after doing a while AND will actually promote gum growth over exposed area of tooth at a fast pace.

Ground cayenne pepper: wash hands, wet fingertip, dab in pepper, rub over exposed nerve area...and try to get as much in the nerve as possible.


Eat a small piece of the habanero pepper. Remember, just a small piece. Chew it a while. The burning sensation in your mouth will be so great, the last thing you feel is your tooth/nerve pain.

Peppers are miracle workers when it comes to body health.


ive had a horrible toothache for 5 days now. each day getting worse and worse, yesterday i found this site and tried LOTS of the remedies.
-vanilla extract- helped but just for a few seconds
-cinnamon and honey paste-the 1st couple of hours it worked GREAT but now it's not even touching it.
-swishing with peroxcide-feels like i made it worse
-heating pad on my face-felt good but woke up with my jaw even more swollen and the pain has spread up to my ear and hairline and down to my neck.
-ice pack on my face-if you can stand the cold then it helps for awhile
-bowl of ice water with your hand in it- DID NOT help one bit!
i could go on and on but to be honest it's been 5 days now and nothing has helped so i don't think any of this will help. i am 80% sure it's an abscessed tooth after all the research i've done and im about to go to the e.r now. from all i've read your better off just going to the e.r if you can't afford the dentist. they will still give you antibiotics there and if your having pain like mine then it's alot better off then sitting at home suffering and trying all these remedies. good luck!


I've been up for the last 3hrs dealing with this EXCRUCIATING pain from my tooth!...I've tooken two(2)800ml of IBU and NOTHING! Usually IBUs take care of any discomfort or pain I feel throughout my body but am guessing that's not the case! I don't have any remedies of my own for toothaches so I figured I'd google what to do when u have a toothache and this site popped up! I read a few stating that black tea works or clove oil even pealing a clove of garlic cutting it down the middle n placing it by the infected area works. I went ahead and tried the Black tea bag n its relieved most of my pain enough ta get some sleep so THANK U JESUS and ALL OF U ASWELL!!


Ok, I wasn't going to post until I was sure that this was working. I got onto this sight out of desperation last night. I have a tooth that the filling came out of, exposing the nerve, and also a tooth that is broken off on the same side. They were both killing me! So I read as many posts that I could and unfortunately didn't have many of the items that were listed at that time of night. I was just about ready to smash up a Tylenol tablet and form a paste with the Oragel I had on hand, when I read someone's post on using Nyquil. That made some sense to me. It is a pain killer in liquid form that also contains alcohol. The post said to rinse your mouth a couple of times with the Nyquil. However, I didn't have Nyquil on hand, but I did have Dayquil. So I tried it, and IT WORKED! I didn't rince my mouth with it, I instead drenched a cotton ball with it and put it directly on the tooth, then let it sit there for about 15 to 20 minutes. It burned a little for the first 3 minutes or so, but then it got better. It has now been about 24 hours, and I am still pain free! Even after eating and drinking whatever I wanted all day! I really hope this helps someone, this is one of the worst pains to be in. Right up there with a really bad ear ache or burn!


last night i went to bed around 12am, only to be woken up again at 1am with this throbbing pain in my tooth as well as my ear, right side of face and even my right ear. i was up until 8am and found this site, and i hate to say it but nothing worked.

this has gone on for a while now with me, off and on. and i finally was able to sleep from being so tired and not being able to keep my eyes open long enough to stay awake and do more research, but let's just be honest here - not all of us have clove oil, peppermint oil, garlic cloves, etc. sitting around our house. but i did read that sitting up helps out a lot because of the built up pressure that gets to your head/face/jaw when you lay your head down. it didn't take away the pain, but the pain was definitely worse when i laid down my head.

i'm still in a lot of pain today, but it's nothing compared to what i went through last night. i rinsed with salt water, hot water, cold water, put ice on my face, in my mouth - nothing.


After 2 nights of no sleep due to a molar with no outward looking cavity, which must have some vicious root infection going on inside, I was absolutely beside myself. Tried aspirin, paracetamol, codeine, ibphrophen and nothing gave me relief. Tried lots of different remedies I found on this site, my bathroom look likes my kitchen pantry. Nothing would give me any sustained relief however! The only thing I found was to gargle cool water and spit it out,repeat. This enabled me to get a little break from the constant throbbing pain. Though impossible to sleep and gargle simultaneously lol. This morning I visited my GP and got some antibiotics, amoxacillan and Fladgel. Pain free for the first time in 3 days, after only taking one of each medication. Now to organise, find money for the dentist before that god awful pain returns. Good luck everyone, hope you find some relief!!!!


I have had pain since Tuesday. My face started swelling and got worse day after day. I like many of you do not have insurance. I took Excedrine and some other anti inflammatory medicine I had. Today I was able to get antibiotics. Then while texing a friend I got freaked out because she had told me that people die from this. So I got online and started researching. The pain tonight has been the worst yet. Throbbing and so much pain. I was able to sleep for maybe an hour and have been up every since it is now 5am.I found this web site and tried a few things and I have to say
thank you, thank you. You all have helped so much. The salt water and the peroxide and the ore gel helped, right now I very little pain.I am hoping to get some sleep after the kids go to school. Good luck to you all and God bless. Oh and I am going to get this stupid tooth pulled so I don't have to go through this agin....


My abscess tooth was so painful I didn't know what to do, just to ease the pain a lil I tried taking 2 Tylenol and that didn't touch it! Then I tried tea tree oil and that helped numb it a lil but it's nasty tasting so I decided to research it (which brought me to this site)! I read remedy after remedy and realized that many of the suggested ingredients were somewhat simular.

As suggested by many, I first swished/gargeled with the warm salt water numerous times. Then I made a suggested remedy paste but didn't have the one ingredient so I left it out to see if it would still work. I was desperate so I tried it and it helped! Just mix up a tsp of each:
-baking soda
-crushed aspirin
Then apply it diectly to pain.

I also read garlic salt helped so after the 2nd round of swishing/gargeling the salt water, I tried that and it pleasantly numbed the area!

Another remedy I kept hearing was clove oil or clove (to numb the pain). And yet another repeated remedy was to apply a dry black tea bag on infected area (to suck out the infection) ..and be sure to spit out any tea that gets in your mouth so you don't swallow any infection! Well, I don't have clove oil or plain black tea but I do have Chai tea (Celestial) with those 2 ingredients clove and black tea in it. So I figured, why not? It seems to be working pretty well so far (certainly not the most comfortable to have a tea bag in your mouth though, needless to say)!

I also crushed a clove of garlic and mixed it in honey (to boost my immunity system) then spooned it in by chasing each spoonfull with water.

My next step, I plan to swish with Peroxide (one of the other most suggested ingredient) to help get out the infection.

I'm sure at the end my mouth will be raw but much better raw then end up in a hospital with a life threatning situation just to end it all w/ thousands of dollars in debt!

Heat helped ease the pain but after reading just the first few remedys I found out that applying heat is definitely a NO NO! It can cause the infection to spread faster and that's the last thing I need!

I know these are just for the immediate pain/infection but they don't do the job efficienty! Abscess's are nothing to mess with and they can kill you if they get in your blood stream so please get the proper care to rid your body of any life threatening infection

Hope you get better soon!

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