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72 Home Remedies for Severe Tooth Pain


I had a molar tooth that had a unknown cracked root, Not sure how it was cracked or when but went untreated for several years. I went to a number of dentists and had and xray fitting for a night guard and told I had TMJ as the pain from the my jaw, ear, and down into my shoulder. I would get terrible one side headaches almost daily to the point I was throwing up. After several dentist I gave up and told myself I have to just deal with it. About 2 years pasted. This winter I woke up to my face became numb on one side and I lost most of my hearing in one ear, and my shoulder felt like it was on fire. My head felt like I was hit by a mac truck. I put my hand on my face and realized it was all swollen. My husband took one look at me and said we are going to the emergency room - I said no its going to cost us a fortune. So I called my doctor / not dentist and he was able to see me right away. He took one look at me and told me I had a pretty bad infection but didnt see any teeth that were showing any signs of infection. He gave me a pretty high dose of antibiotics, and a shot, and some pain meds and told me to make an appointment with my dentist. The next day I went to the dentist and had more x rays done. Nothing showed up on the xray. The dentist put her figures in my mouth and started feeling around my gums and said wow you have a broken root back there and that tooth needs to come out. We waited a week because she said that with all the swelling the numbing stuff they use wont numb it and I would most likely feel all the pain. So we waited a week for the antibiotics to kick in. Of course I was sharing my story on facebook to all my friends. After I had my tooth pulled and I took my final antibiotic two days later my husband came home with the flu, well I got it and my extraction site because all swollen and infected. Again reaching out to vent on facebook. After several weeks of another round of antibiotics and sever pain in my jaw, ear, and shoulder, with a headache right behind my eye. Finally some relief. All done with the antibiotics - yeah for me. My extraction site is now all healed up and just took my last antibiotics, pain in my jaw is gone, my shoulder pain is almost gone, and I'm feeling the best I have felt in years - YEARS. Well thats not where this story ends. About 2 weeks later the pain started to come back - really yes really. Can I get a break please... Went back to the dentist and after a few tests they told me I had an infection in the bone since I waited so long to get it taken care of. Again I went on facebook and vented. About another round of antibiotics. Sigh. A close friend of a close friend reached out to my and told me about Theives and Clove essential oils how applying them to the infected area in my mouth would help. At this point I was willing to try anything as I didnt want them to do the surgery to remove part of the infected bone. So I purchased the Young living starter kit which includes Theives. Being 200\\% skeptical as I knew nothing about essential oils. The day I got my kit I applied just a dab to the inside of my mouth right next to my infected bone. Wow what a kick that was - but it works I can deal with that kick. I applied a dab almost every hour for two days (except of course while I was sleeping I didnt). Within 24 hours I started to notice a difference. No way still skeptical, but kept using it. After the first two days of once an hour I went to every other hour, for 2 days and then so on until I got to one time a day. During this time I visited the dentist twice for a follow up to see if surgery was in my forecast. She couldnt believe how fast the bone was healing. I tried to tell her about the oils but she hushed me said that what ever I was doing to keep it up as it was working, and that she couldnt hear about any home remedies. Now that its been about 5 months I can healthy say I am 100\\% healthier - the only thing wrong with me is I'm missing a tooth. My pain in my shoulder is gone (yes thank you), my ear pain is gone (another thank you) and havent had an eye headache for several months (Another BIG thank you). I'm now a big believer in essential oils and thought I would share my story. What brand oils do I use. Nothing other then the best Young Living Oils as they are 100\\% pure with no added chemicals and have a seed to seal. Meaning they grow their own plants with no chemicals from seeds. So they are 100\\% organic chemical free 100\\% essential oils. If your interested in getting these benefits click on the following link and sign up for a Premium Starter Kit Retail Value $315.00 for a low cost of $160.00 which includes:

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Liquid unisom! You should probably only do this if you are going to bed. Take 1 or 2 liquid unisom sleeping pills and open them in a small bowl use a qtip and apply the liquid all over, on and near the tooth. Use all the liquid. And wait! Don't rinse or spit!! Within 5-10 minutes you will get relief! And sleep! An easier way: If you can bite down- put them in your mouth and bite down using the sore tooth and use your tonge to spread the liquid all around the sore area. Fyi- your tongue will be a little numb too!

Who cares! It works!


I've had severe tooth pain for a few days now, always worse at night!!! Here are some things that have helped me, there was one I just tried this morning (covering my mouth with a washcloth, air was hitting my bad teeth needed quick fix, it worked for me!), laying my face down in a tub of hot water, kanka, swishing hot water, mostly 2 ibuprofen and 1 aspirin,or 4 ibuprofen for severe pain. I read some other other suggestions on here, I will try them too. Hope this helps someone. I feel your pain, literally!! Last night I was hunched over the couch crying my eyes out, and begging god for the sweet release of death!!!! There's one more thing I do for the pain, pressing the corner of a remote control up into my face, sounds strange, but helps sometimes.


Tylenol, ibuprofin, even norcos prescribed by the ER doctor barely did ANYTHING. Hot packs, Ice packs, salt water, mouth wash, nothing! I ate a BANANA lol..I read on here a gal mentioned slowly chewing up a banana around the tooth with the hole, so I did and it worked! Not for very long, I'm still on the look out for new ideas (hence me being on here looking at this stuff at 11:44 pm) but its a good start!


I've been suffering from a severe toothache for over a month, it just recently started swelling up my face and neck. I have no insurance or money to get it taken care of. I tried pretty much all of the remedies on here. I spent most nights in tears begging God to stop the pain. I said a lot of prayers and found that Sensodyne toothpaste helps a bit, baking soda paste and listerine. Out of all of the remedies those usually bring a little relief. As I sit here with an ice pack on my face, I feel your pain fellow sufferers. Hope everyone feels better soon!

Muh'd .T.

My wife use to have tooth pain, a friend recommend that I should use back of a season tree (popularly call dawadawa tree in housa language)I pilled the back of the tree, put in a kettle and boil it for about 30 minutes. then when it cool to 55-65 degree, put in a cup, pure it inside the mouth at the teeth side, close the mouth for about 5 minutes, it will hot the teeth a little but don't worry, then pure it away (DO NOT DRINK IT). do it in the morning and evening for 5 - 7 days. by the power of GOD, the pain will vanish for ever. it is like magic. it worked for my wife after visiting 3 dentist who advised that removing the teeth will make her inconvenient for the rest of her life. this medicine works like miracle. try it and you will not regret.

Cloves supporter

I will also recommend cloves as a good remedy for toothache- however I couldn't use whole cloves as I found that I couldn't chew or keep the whole clove in the right place near the tooth affected.

What I did was, I used ground cloves and made up a 'paste' with very little - previously boiled - water. I put the paste around the affected tooth with a cotton bud....numbs the area right away!


Some people recommend swishing warm salt water. If you do this and it does nothing and is painful for you, try taking cold or room temperature water and holding it in your cheek. I tried every remedy on this list and nothing worked. The pain was so excruciating, I almost went to the ER. But I drank some slightly cold water from a water bottle I kept in my pantry and noticed the pain went away for a moment. I tried holding the water in my cheek- sweet relief! So I stayed up all night holding water in my cheek to cover the tooth and letting it slowly dribble out. The pain was gone so long as the water was in my cheek. I got to sit there the entire night drooling into a bowl while I waited for the dentist office to open. Fun times! I should add that once I realized that cold helped I tried an icepack on my cheek, but that did nothing.

I ended up getting a root canal that morning. My dentist said if cold water provides relief that's usually an indication that the pulp in your tooth is bad. Hope this helps someone!


Most effective & long lasting relief for broken crown, raw nerve: 3 to 5 whole raw cloves. Place over the tooth & allow saliva to soak. Move around a bit till they are flexible then arrange the wad till comfortable, then clamp in place AND HOLD. Long lasting relief soon comes. If pain starts to return rework the wad and clamp in place again.
ALLOWS YOU TO HAVE A GOOD SLEEP AND ALSO TO WORK DURING THE DAY! Go back to fresh cloves when effectiveness is gone or when they have disintergrated. Tip: don't chew cloves up, just a rework (only a little) & reposition & clamp teeth together again. [No more crying & no more frantic or histerical due to pain! Have a sound sleep!


The best home remedy for your tooth pain is determined by the type of pain you are having. What works for an exposed nerve may not work for an abscess, for example. Keep that in mind when you are reading remedies!

For an exposed nerve (lost filling, broken tooth, etc.) the garlic remedy works. Here's how:

Mix together 1 TBS garlic salt, 1/4 tsp. table salt, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Add just enough warm water to make a thick paste. Wet a cotton ball with warm water, squeeze out excess water, then spoon a small amount of the paste onto one side of the cotton ball. Place cotton in your mouth over the tooth that is causing the problem.

Do NOT swallow your saliva. Keep a paper towel handy and let the saliva drip into it while you keep the cotton in place for at least 5 minutes. You will begin to feel a mild to moderate burning sensation after a minute or two. That's normal. You may be tempted to pull out the cotton too soon, so watch the clock to be sure you keep the cotton in place for (at least)the full 5 minutes.

Remove the cotton and gently rinse your mouth when WARM water to remove the nasty taste.

You'll notice that your pain is gone or nearly gone after you rinse. When the pain begins to return, repeat the process until you can see a dentist.

In between cotton ball treatments, keep a hot towel* pressed against the side of your face. (*Microwave a damp towel then place it in a plastic bag wrapped in a thin cloth)

-Add baking soda to your mixture.
-Use apple cider vinegar instead of water to make paste.
-If you just can't stand the cotton ball method, use the garlic/salt/pepper mixture in a cup of warm water and gently swish it in your mouth until pain is relieved.

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