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Ok, i HAD to post because today is the first day i've woken up pain free or slept pretty decent in about a week. Half my mouth is swollen and half my head has been hurting. Started taking ibuprofen and aleve but that stopped working at the beginning. Tried loritab with the other two and that would help for about an hour and the pain would come back. Finally went to the er the other night and the gave my vicodin but that was a joke and didn't help at all. Spent about an hour on this site the other night and thought most of the thing would just make it worse but i was desperate last night to sleep. The pain has been so bad i couldn't even lay down an tried propping myself up on pillows to sleep. After an hour of no relief and not being able to even doze off this is what i tried.
I gargled with warm salt water for about a minute, which i added a few drops of vanilla to (mostly because the salt water makes me gag)
I have a heat pad thing that you can put in the microwave and i warmed it for about 2mins and put in on my face and neck and it was like magic when the pain seemed to melt away.
Don't know exactly what it was but something sure helped and i had to share and hope it helps someone else out there.
Tooth pain is the worst pain ever and if you've found this site i hope you can find relief soon.


Yeah. Go get a root canal. Problem solved. Forget natural. Go see a dentist.


I have the worst tooth ache EVER!!! I tried all the OTC tooth ache stuff on the market. Ambesol, Orajel, Clove oil, Chloraseptic, brushing and nothing worked. I was fed up. Googled tooth ache pain and tried the vanilla extract. IT WORKED!!!!!! I can't believe something as simple as vanilla extract would work but it did. I have been out of pain for 30 minutes and it does not seem to be coming back. Thanks for the advice.


I read all remedies posted and headed straight to Walmart. Since this is the only 24 hour store in this small town I live in, I had no other option. They had no first aide kit and no clove oil. I was in such pain I had to come up w my own concoction. I purchased ground cloves in the seasoning aisle and a small bottle of olive oil. I went home and mixed the two, then I cut in half a tea bag and dumped the tea into the trash. I put the oil and clove mixture inside the tea bag and twisted it into a parachute type shape. I squeezed the tea bag over the trash until the oil quit dripping out. I then stuck the ball into the hole where my extracted tooth use to be and bit down slowly until I had a good bite. I kept a papertowel in hand to spit,while still biting down. It took a matter of minutes to relieve the pain. Not sure how long this will work since I am still biting on this as I type, but this sure beats the hell out of the pain I felt moments ago. Sometimes its hard to find the things you need at 2:30 in the morning so you need to imperavise. If you find yourself in my position, I hope this helps.


This is my second time having a really bad toothache within the last couple of years. I stumbled on this website after doing a google search. I wanted to see if there were any new remedies or approaches to alleviating the pain since my last toothache. I have seen a few new things to try-if/when necessary. It is funny how toothaches seem to take place on the weekend. I have a job-but no insurance coverage is offered. Here in Michigan, you can't ask for much more these days.

Right now, this toothache is slightly worse than the previous one I had. Only my lower jaw was swollen with the previous one. This time (although it is in a different area), my entire jaw is swollen to the point where half of my nose is raised.

I have been successful with the pain relief. I have tried a couple of different things, but one things seems to be consistent for me. I had read one time that whiskey was good, but I didn't have any at the time, so I thought I'd just give what I had at home at the time a try:

Cognac--Hennessy to be exact. And it works! Now I will say that with my first toothache, the only thing I had to do was periodically swish it around in my mouth a few times and spit it out--and that would do the trick. Then after a few hours, the paid went away for good. However, this time, the toothache is a little worse-so the pain was a little more intense. I tried swishing and it would work for about 20 minutes and the pain would start to come back. So what I did was poured a small amount into the cap and tore a small piece of papertowel (I am sure cotton will work just fine)and soaked it in the cap-full of cognac until it was completely soaked. Then, I folded it up into a piece small enough to fit into my mouth. I then placed it inside my mouth between my jaw and my gums-where the abcessed tooth is and just let it stay there. It works perfectly-no pain at all! Because it is alcohol, it does burn a little at first-for just a few seconds. But once the burning subsides, I felt the difference almost immediately! That was over two hours ago and I have not had any pain since. This worked even better than the vicodin I tried yesterday.

I don't know that it will work for everybody, but it's worth a try. Good luck!


OMG tooth pain is the absolute WORSE pain I've ever felt & Im sure a lot of you agree with me! Im 27 & I HATE the dentist. Bad experiences & the COST simply has kept me away from going [I live in America, need I say more] .. Id go bankrupt. I do plan on manning up & going though pretty soon, we do have urgent care dental facilities here.

ANYWAY, I've tried several home remedies for tooth pain. About a week ago, I got my second tooth abscess I've ever had. I've been dealing with this horrible pain, swishing warm salt water after meals helped to soothe the pain, & I ALWAYS keep ibuprofen with me as well. But a couple of days ago, the pain was so tender, i think the abscess was surfacing because the top of my tooth was so unbelievably tender, I couldn't close my mouth all the way. It hurt bad. Im not a huge tea drinker, so I couldnt try tea bags, but being somewhat of a COOk, I did have some fresh garlic cloves. I sliced one, & put it between my tooth & my cheek ..& bit down on another one, & within 15-20 minutes, the pain was GONE!!


Its still a little tender, but it doesn't throb, So Im alright for now. If it begins to hurt again, Ill slice up another piece of garlic. Another thing I've read on several sites is that Oil of Oregano works too. I've already ordered a bottle from I know how tooth pain hurts, & Im there with you. Try the garlic. It doesn't taste great, but it sure helped me.

Nina S.

I have no recommendation for pain, other than loads and loads of Dr. Sheffield's oral gel! It's unbearable, and I did go to a dentist to get a script for pain - but they only give about 3-5 days worth I think.

As far as the infection, I have had antibiotics, so I think it may have helped the initial signs of infection. Being 6 years later - here are the only things I make sure I use:

1. Antiseptic mouthwash! Do NOT buy any mouthwasth! Make sure it says ANTISEPTIC. Use it daily, or twice a day - but try to not go a day without it.

2. Oil of Oregano - fights the infection; anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-oxidant; You can drink the drops in water or juice, or take it straight (Be careful, this stuff BURNS - do not get it on your lips, eyes, skin - wash immediately) I don't use it daily, but it won't hurt (to my knowledge) I haven't built up a tolerance for it - and it helps with flus, colds, etc <3 the results of not going back to the dentist for what is now 6 years - the nerve has died (yay). Now it's just a matter of that tooth (that was chipped already) breaking down/cracking/etc. If you have the money to get an extraction (around $200 bucks), you may want to.

0.0 I'm just way too cheap to do so, and am waiting to see what happens lol


i have tryed every thing from cinnimin to sulfer. i had 2 impacted wisdom teeth, 2 that were growing upside down (growing in root first) and an abscested tooth that had an abscest on it about the side of two pencil eracers. well i couldnt close my mouth the whole way or eat correctly. i dumbed the pain with a little high quality homemade alachol (dont recamend) till i got the insurence to get the wisdom tooth taken out. the pain later on from the abscest went away but came back 10 fold later. by the time i finally caved my skinny little face was about the size of a softball or bigger. balling and screaming for days i tryed it all. my insurence lapsed with out notification. i called my mom who loaned me the 150 to have it taken care of. the dentist wanted to know if i wanted a root canal ($900) or to remove the tooth($150). i said which is the best option while i was balling. he said if i went with the root canal it would subside the pain but id be back in less then 3 years to have the tooth removed. i was in that much pain that i said yank it. he shot me up with 7 full needles of novacane. i still felt the pain. i cryed and cryed. i could feel him twisting and pulling at the tooth. then nothing. no pain. i felt like a million bucks besides the fact that i had a mouth filled with blood and a missing tooth. the swelling of my mouth came down within the hour. i would rather go though a painful pregnancy again then what i expirenced with my tooth. i always flossed, brushed and did mouthwash. i will affect any clean or dirty mouth. in my expirence there is no natural cure for an abscesed tooth. just bite the dust and pay for a tooth removal. your not going to be eating for a while anyway. utilitie companys will understand, so will morgage companys and even landlords. if they dont you have full justification and will win any law suit. just make sure you let them know ahead of time. also get a drs. note. its imparative you do so to win your case. as well as save the tooth for evidence believe it or not. i hope this is more valuable to you.
side note grab an empty 2liter bottle and fill it with hot not boiling water and place it on the side that hurts if you have to drive or walk. it will make it a little (very little) barable to get there.


My problem: I had a molar that was beginning to abscess. When I went to the dentist, the freezing did not take to my tooth, so he was only able to put a temp filling, until I get the root canal.
It is now 3 days until my actual dentist appointment and the pain has come back with a vengeance. I have not been able to eat all day, or close my mouth fully. I was BARELY able to spit after brushing my teeth, I was almost to the point of tears trying. The pain was so bad, I could feel it through the whole side of my face and my ear was killing me. Up until an hour ago, I actually felt that I would just die. I have a heart condition, so any medications such as ibuprofen, midol etc, were out of the question. I read every single page in here (all 32 of them!).


- Onion
- Tea Bag
- Vicks Vapo
- Vanilla Extract
- Warm salt water

What WORKED 100%:

I sliced a garlic clove and held a piece of it in my mouth for about 20 minutes, between my cheek and the tooth.
I switched pieces and held a new one there for about 5 minutes. Just a note - it is not the loveliest taste, and it may feel like its burning a little. But NOTHING as bad as what you are going through. This is TOTALLY worth it. Just keep holding it there, after a few minutes the taste etc will not bother you.
At this point I have had virtually zero pain for one hour now.
Even if this is not a full fix until Friday - It has taken the pain away long enough for me to be able to grab a bite to eat and will be able to fall asleep.
PLEASE TRY THIS if you are in a large amount of pain.
Please do NOT try to break the abscess yourself. This is absolutely the WORST advice someone could possibly ever give. Without proper antibiotics to kill the germs (after the abscess has broken) the bacteria will go into your blood stream. This is POISON and can lead to way bigger problems down the road.

I am so sorry for the people who are in so much pain right now :( I understand and I am right there with you! I wanted to just take my head right off! And I am so sorry for the Americans who do not have dental insurance. I cannot even imagine! I am in Canada, and although it is not 100% free for the dentist, the bill definitely will not put someone into bankruptcy. I am very thankful for this site, or I would have never even thought to try Garlic - Thank you SO much.
Just please be very cautious about some of the remedies that are mixing prescriptions on top of NyQuil etc.


This might sound silly but really try this if it kills so much you find yourself pounding round the house in agony an dont know where to put ya head it works for me everytime . Depending on ya fitness level support your body weight with your feet of the ground just slightly maybe just an inch i use the bit where our cooker should be then slowly bring your legs up and knees into your chest do about 15 or more / less depends how fit you are basicly till ya abs hurt you should find by the time you finish that A: that angry fealing you had has gone B: your abs hurt a bit and most importanly your pain should have gone seems to work with chin up to if you need something inbetween again depends on your fitness treadmills work amasingly a good 20 min jog can remove any toothache for me personally plus keeps ya fit take a couple of paracetomol before ya jog avoid press up tho this sometimes works exept laying flat can sometimes intensafy the pain and if it a tooth sensetive to the cold i wouldent run outside sometimes it doesent help beware that awfull pain will probley return soon tho so chose to get ya heart rate up again if it does until ya pain killers are working properly am no expert but this has worked for me for a couple of years when i feel theres no way out i believe your heart pumping blood to other areas of you body as in muscles stops the nerves takin over some how any feedback appreicheiated sorry for poor gramer an spellings Rob hope this helps someone.

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