my tooth started hurting around 7pm its now 2am and it was so bad i was in tears first i took about 3 tylenol b/c the pain was so bad, then i rinsed with warm salt water. about 4 or 5 months ago my pharmacist told me about clove oil for my daughter she had a bad toothace as well. so i thought ok im going to try it. i got a q-tip, dipped it in the clove oil, stuck it to my tooth, held it there for about 2 minutes, once i removed it the pain was almost completley gone. atleast now i can go to sleep. whatever you do, dont let the oil touch your tongue, cheek or lips b/c it will burn!!!!!!! also it doesnt hurt to ask god to help ease the pain. i did and now im going to bed!
LIQUID ORAJEL!! It's harder to find, but WOW I'm INSTANTLY NUMB! Soak a Q-tip for a few seconds and drip it into the tooth and around the gums.
I've been in horrible pain for 5 hours. I have apses teeth both upper and lower left side of my mouth. i've never experienced a pain this bad in my life.. i wanted to kill myself lol seriously guys it has been a really bad night for me.. i took vicodin, i took naproxen, i used warm salt water nothing worked and i cried nonstop for over an hour. while i was reading everyone's comments i wanted to try the dry tea bag remedy.. it stopped the pain in the upper area where my wisdom tooth is absessed.. unfortunately it didnt take the pain from the lower part but at least i stopped crying it's a lot less pain now..
try the dry tea bag!!! maybe/hopefully it will work for you.. good luck :)
Hey guys, I'm just a teenager with a really TERRIBLE toothache and it hurts like hell. Ive tried painkillers, advil liquid gells, even the salt water cotton ball thing, I believe it or not even tried sucking it up for about 4 hours and its 2 am right now, this cavity is killing me! So I decided to get my mind of it, so i listened to music, to be specific Alternative rock and metal. And...oh my god this worked perfectly! one song that helped me the most is Astronomy By Metallica. Thats my advice guys good luck, and go find a dentist soon. =] i can finally sleep zzzz..music is..a life saver.
I've been in intense pain for a few days, and I've been popping motrin and it will numb the pain. I made the mistake of trying to use orajel and that intensified the pain. But I just chewed a motrin on the afflicted tooth and the pain went away INSTANTLY!!!!! INSTANTLY!!!!! I strongly suggest this method.
Hello fellow sufferers! I need 3 more extractions (2 lower wisdom teeth and shattered right lower molar), 4 root canals, 3 crowns, and countless fillings. The pain has been unbearable for some time and I am no longer able to sleep..
Here's what works for me (a little):
Strong drinking alcohol, swished.
Strong drinking alcohol, mixed with vanilla extract (real), applied directly to tooth.
Benzocaine, look for cough drops, they work better than sprays/liquids. Too much use increases pain.
I will be trying raw garlic cloves, raw onion, clove oil, tea tree oil, and green tea bags thanks to this site.
The pain is incredible. Vicodin works okay, oxycodone/contin is better.. however I do not have a prescription. Also, like all opiates (and opiate analogs) these drugs just make you not care about the pain. It's still there.
I am ashamed to live in a country where it is legal for a doctor to reject patients for lack of insurance, yet illegal to purchase drugs to alleviate pain without a prescription from said doctor. I could walk down the street and buy heroin for 5 dollars (THAT would cure the pain all day long) but cannot go to a pharmacy and acquire SAFE painkillers. We can't even buy antibiotics without a 100 dollar doctors visit (the exception being those of you taking pet antibiotics, to whom I wish the best of luck but will never emulate.)
Alcohol in any form, wine, mouthwash, Nyquil, etc - who knew this old wives tale worked so well especially with nerve pain. It seems to anesthetize the area on contact. Next must go to dentist you can actually die from an abcessed tooth at very least have infected tooth pulled before it spreads to the rest of your teeth. See following excerpt... Untreated tooth abscess is very dangerous. If abscessed tooth left untreated, the tooth infection can spread and you can lose your tooth or have other health problems. Left untreated, tooth abscess may compromise the immune system and in some cases may become life-threatening. A tooth abscess complication includes tooth loss, jaw bone damage, neighboring tooth damage or loss, sinus problems, brain abscess, heart damage, hospitalization, coma, and even death.
Some more tooth abscess complications that have been very much explained already: Facial Disfigurement as it eats away the facial bones; teeth falling out as the tooth abscess destroys the jaw holding the tooth; the picture is pretty gruesome.
Unfortunately none of the remedies I found here worked for me and spent all night clutching the side of my face, wishing the pain away! There has only ever been one thing that works for me : Scotch or brandy! Take a moderate size sip and keep it on the tooth for as long as you can (eventually the burn goes away as your gums numb out). Spit it out when you think its been on long enough (should be no pain after a few minutes) and you'll be pain free for a good while after !! You dont have to swallow it, so wont be getting drunk off it! Only problem is the smell! You end up smelling like a liquor store, but eh, if it takes the pain away!!
Hope this helps! My next dentist appointment is friday - Double root canal and extraction... oh dear :(
Garlic ... im so amazed that it actually worked chopped whole clove in half pressed it against my tooth so the juice came out of it and bam.. instant releif! TYvm
Hurricane Spray Gel.
You can pick this up at most drug stores, i.e. CVS. It costs around $20-$30 per little bottle but! this will get rid of the pain in less than 1 second from spraying this onto your infected area. I've had this abscessed tooth for about a month now and only used Hurricane once, I think it may have completely killed the nerves or something because I have absolutely no pain. I went from wanting to rip it out with pliers to no pain.