For toothaches, absess pain, gum pain, any pain of tge mouth, visit your local walgreens, or cvs, check with any pharmacy type store, buy FIRST AID TOOTH ACHE MEDICINE. It has a red cross on it. I was pregnant with an absess and nothing helped, I tried everything under the sun. After using ambesol, orajel, aspirin, tylenol, etc. I came across this. It burns like crazy when you use it but after a few seconds its bearable and then youre numb. Its amazing! I was able to get through till I saw a dentist. Years later I had 13 broken teeth removed at once and couldnt use pain meds at work I used this and got thru a 9 hour shift the day after my surgery! It retails at approx 8 dollars!
Several years ago, I read about a new migraine treatment involving licocaine (numbing) drops for the nose. It resonated because I used to get cluster migraines throughout the summer and fall.
Cluster migraines mimic toothache. They run along a cranial nerve route, affecting the eye, cheek, nose, chin and throat area on the same side. As can be the case with toothaches, I could feel where some of the nerve branches ended -- in the roof off my mouth and inside my nostril, above the flare of my nose.
Remembering the info about lidocaine, I bought the next best thing -- Orajel. I dipped in a Q-Tip and held it against the spots in my nose and in the roof of my mouth where the pain 'ended.' It worked! Numbing the pain at the ends of the nerves alleviated along the whole nerve path.
You can't actually touch the exact spots with the Q-Tip because the nerves aren't exposed, but you'll feel when you're as close as you can get. Hold the Q-Tip in place until the pain lessens, usually within a minute or so.
Note that this doesn't cure the infection, it merely numbs the pain. I ultimately lost a tooth once after mistaking an abscess for cluster migraine, which is how I know it works for toothache pain that radiates from the tooth's nerve. I didn't realize it was an abscess until drying puss worked its way out from between the tooth and gum.
Today is oct 8th 2011. The past couple of days, I've been very uncomfortable with an abscess in my mouth & last night after not being able to stay asleep, I got curious & came here to read about some home remedies. Decided to try a couple based of frequency of mentioning & cost.
1st: baking soda/ salt paste-- a little bit on a qtip a little rubbing a few separate times & the infection was drawn out. Oozey, bloody, pus came out it was nasty and smelly but ohhhmaaaannn! The relief of pressure was amazing!
2nd: Red Cross toothache... like 8$ at Walgreens....PHENOMENAL pain relief... like a shot of novocaine! Feels amazing for hours & it was what eventually allowed me to sleep.
So that's what I did. I should still go see a dentist or maybe just go to the ER for some antibiotics since my abscess was smallish. But I'm going to wait a couple of days to see if it heals on its own first, as I dislike doctors and prefer to try to let my body do it's own thing.
Best home remedy is your telephone....dial your dentist for emergency treatment and/or antibiotics and analgesics. Infections in the face can have life threatening consequences if not treated promptly and correctly. Best OTC preparation for pain is an NSAID like ibuprofen (advil) or naproxen (naprosyn). After the completion of the emergency care, begin a routine of daily home care, prevention and frequent exams, cleanings and x-rays. Waiting until a tooth aches almost always results in a costly investment to remedy it...either costly to restore or costly to your health
in the long term if removed and not replaced.
Pour some Hydrogen Peroxide (3% strength) into a cup of hot water and mix it 50/50, then swish that in your mouth vigorously for about ten-seconds, ...spit it out, then finish up by doing the same with salt-water.
Do your best to NOT swallow these, but if you do swallow a little, don't worry, it won't hurt you.
Repeat as often as neccessary.
This process actually helps KILL the infection and really helps numb the pain to a very mangagable level.
OH MY GOSH.. Whoever posted the remedy to use baking soda and salt for an abscess great idea. just don't pile it on it hurts lol. its half a tsp of baking SODA not powder and half a tsp of salt and enough water to make a paste. Place the paste in the middle of a small piece of paper towel and leave it in your mouth for 10 mins. Don't swallow to prevent future infection. I hope this helps good luck.
Ok so I've had major toothache for a good few days. I've had no sleep in 4 days and finally at my wits end. My toothache is cause by 2 access's one the bottom n one on the top. I'd was popping nurofen like they were sweets. But enough was enough was enough when I woke up today and my face was swollen. So i went to the doctor who put me on a course of antibiotics and some lovely strong painkillers. Although i did try a few home remedies first:
Listerine- killed the pain for about 5 minutes.
Salt water- same as above.
Bicarbonate of soda&salt- worked wonders :) it drained my bottom abcess and i could actually feel it working.
Orajel- swear by this stuff love the numbing effect
Also the nhs direct help line told me to alternate nurofen and paracetemol every 3 hours. It worked last time but not this time.
Go to the chemist- paramol are available over the counter and they work wonders
When I have a painful throbbing toothache, I usually know it is infected. It is so painful you want to cry, but cant because you need all the energy to breath.
What I usually do is, rinse my mount out with warm water, salt and peroxide. Then I sterilize a pin or a syringe needle and I stick the gum when the swelling occurs and release the pus or blood from my gums.
If you are squeemish about sticking yourself, use a numbing agent like Orajel to numb the area first. The pain of sticking yourself is much less than an infected tooth or gum.
Or, you can suck real hard on the affected tooth to release the pus in your mouth, sounds gross, but it is your mouth and it works, in both cases, it is the pus or infection that causes the pain in most cases. Then rinse your mouth out again with the peroxide salt solution.
I have been dealing with a tooth for about 6 months. Only one thing works well. All the other stuff messes up your mouth and gums. Heck 2 days of salt water alone will dry your lips to cracking. The deal with tooth pain is the fluid build up. 1) Keep your mouth clean brush after every meal and massage the gums with the tooth brush as well. 2) a rinse of some sort from Listerine to salt water.3) this is the most important part. A nasal decongestant. take one decongestant and Advil or whatever every 4 hours.
For an abscessed tooth, take a cotton-tipped swab with a few drops of tea tree oil, and gently massage the oil into the tooth and gum...it taste bad but the relief is right now.just keep spiting do not swallow.