I sympathise fully with anyone reading this and experiencing this pain.
I am just out the other side so want to share what helped for me.
I had bad tooth pain for a week before it became unbearable. In this week things that helped were:
*COLD WATER held on the tooth - this was my Godsend even when the pain got beyond any level I thought possible
*Vodka (or any spirit) held in the mouth
*A cold can of juice out the fridge held on the cheek
*Paracetamol & ibuprofen
*Brushing with sendodyne toothpase
*Cloves (whole,powdered,oil whatever!)
*Cold teabags held on the area
*Crystals (a bit out there but worked for me)
On Friday my pain was so bad I had to get an emergency dental appointment. X-rays showed no obvious problem so I was put on Amoxicillin to try and localise any infection. The dentist was very sympathetic and gave me some numbing jags. WOW! A few hours relief.
Basically over the weekend I had a trip to hospital, a couple to emergency dentists and even solpadol and tramadol were not even touching the pain. I am a proud 28 year old but was screaming and crying on the floor in pain in front of my whole family. Very embarrassing.
Yesterday I had an appointment with my own dentist. The antibiotics had worked and one tooth was singled out. I had the option of root treatment but the tooth had a deep filling and by this point I just needed an end. My other option was an extraction which I was more than happy with.
So here I am more than a week after the first pangs looking like buzz lightyear. My face has broken out probably with the stress of the whole thing never mind lack of sleep and nutrition and I have lost an adult molar.
I care not a jot. Honest. If you are having this pain you cannot wait. I would have sold my soul to have the pain stop.
Kudos to anyone that is able to deal with this kind of pain longterm.
Sending you love and hoping you find a solution until a root treatment or extraction is available to you.
I sympathise fully with anyone reading this and experiencing this pain.
I just had to post my experience because it was so surprising.
For about 4 days an abscess had been forming and by yesterday it was pretty painful with a pretty big lump on my gum.
Last night around 5:00 PM I began using
home made colloidal silver
and today I can't even tell that there was a problem.
Initially I took a big swig from the bottle and swallowed it, but after than I just took a very small amount, a table spoon at most and swished it around in my mouth and spit it out, and did this occasionally through the evening hours. Maybe 6 to 10 times between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM.
By 9:00 the abscess had almost totally disappeared. This morning when I got up it was even better.
I've continued the small swishing throughout the day today and will do so for a few more days to be sure, but as of now at 5:30 PM I can't eve tell that there was ever a problem.
A friend of mine gave me about a quart bottle of colloidal silver a few years ago and I'm glad I remembered I had it hidden in the dark corner of my closet.
My friend makes the colloidal silver using a kit purchased over the internet.
Try using a BC or Goody powder this could be brought at your local Walgreens or CVS store. This is a powder aspirin. Take a portion apply directly to tooth then swallow remainder of portion. Hope this was helpful.
Ok I couldn't stand the pain any longer so I went to the emergency room at 1:30 in the morning. It is not 3:30 and for the first time in days I am pain free. Doc haver me Vicodin and and antibiotic so hopefully won't have any other issues. Gettimg dentures next month.
Dentists are there for a reason. A good maintenance programs and necessary treatments. Not all tooth problems require seeing the dentist first.
For abscess salt, either applied directly to the gum or in salt water wash will do wonders. The best thing is to catch the problem, early. Give the area a gentle brushing to loosen up any possible food stuck in the gum. I make strong salt water as I can stand and hold a sip at a time on my affected area for about 30 seconds and repeat every half hour. Motrin and tylenol keep inflammation down, as many have already said. My tooth was starting to hurt my ear when I woke up this morning. I began with the salt and Motrin. In about an hour, I was about 90% relieved. This is the second abscess I've had and both times, now, the salt works. I hope you all an find relief. Toothaches are the worse, for me.
I had nerve pain in my tooth for days, couldn't eat or sleep, i never expierenced pain like tht in my life. i was so desperate i was willing to try anything, nothing worked. i couldn't find any CLOVES oil so i gi=ot the ground up CLOVES in the spice section and made a paste, put it straight on my tooth and it burnt like hell for a while but after about 30 min. the pain was all gone. them CLOVEs are a miracle. u can put them in a tea bag and use them like tht but i strongly recommend trying the CLOVES, believe me u wont regret it...
So I've tried the gargling salt water.
It didn't help at all, I'm just whimpering and groaning in bed trying to sleep but this pain isn't letting me at all. I was to scream and cry.
So I looked at some more and tried the Sensodyne and it helped the pain through out the evening though I had to reapply the Paste after eating, and every 30-45 minutes.
I am now trying theVodka/Rum/Whiskey, seeing if it'll help and so far I just want to shoot myself. I after swishing and spitting the rum out the pain comes back intensified.
I can no longer go to a dentist for another week and I'm in so much pain. I have no cloves or gum or wax, no T3s, no lemons or medicine as I'm just vising family for the week. I was to enjoy my stay not wrieth in pain.
Any one else know anything that works instantly?
Thank you so much for the remedies you guys have all posted here!!!!
I have a bad lower front tooth, it's been lose for a while and I was told a couple years ago it can't be saved and needs to come out. But I can't afford to go to the dentist (I am allergic to 'caines' and must pay cash for general anesthesia and for a dental surgeon in a day surgery clinic setting..a few thousand dollars at best...since they say they need to do all my work at once while I am under, due to risk from anesthesia. So I have been nursing this tooth (the worst) along for a while, trying to maintain good oral health and take care of things faithfully while I save my money to be put under and get everything fixed.
Well, it finally abscessed and yesterday I awoke to a painful pus filled pocket on the gum just below the tooth. I already use peroxide and water to swish when doing my oral care, but I did it with extra peroxide (less dilution with water) yesterday morning and then swished with warm salt water, and then I used a tea bag as a poultice. The tea bag opened it and drew out the pus, which I of course spit out (yuk). It drained all afternoon yesterday. Nasty!But once it drained the pain lessened.
I also started on 2000mg of garlic with 500mg of vitamin c, and low and behold 3 doses of the garlic and vitamin c and one day later,I am like a new woman! Not even sore!
I will continue the garlic and vitamin c routine as well as my other already established oral hygiene routine and I will continue to save my pennies to get the dental work done. But I just wanted to share, I was skeptical but desperate when I came here, but these remedies really worked. I needed to come back and tell you and give you all a big thank you!!!!!
Last year I was in Jamaica I woke up one morning and my face was so swollen my eye was shut through an abscess on my tooth my friends uncle took me to the garden where there was a papaya tree he picked a small one (one that had just started to grow) then cut the top and squeezed the sap which I put on the abscess and may god strike me down it was gone within one hour
While it's great that a home remedy can work, I strongly urge people suffering from a tooth abscess to be seen by a professional (ie endodontist) because if the remedy is unsuccessful, an abscess can become a true medical emergency resulting in brain damage or death!