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71 Home Remedies for Severe Tooth Pain


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.


Severe Teeth Pain Remedies~

As one that has suffered from tooth pain for most of my life and I am now getting close to 45, I will share some of my remedies.

1. Room temperature water held in the mouth and swished around the painful tooth helps. I have no idea why, but there have been times this has been the only thing that has kept me sane.

2. Clove oil. I rub it on the gums and tooth and it helps some. Although, there have been times when it hasn't helped very much. And it burns like fire.

3. I once went to the ER due to the pain getting so intense that I could not deal with it. I got a shot of Toradol [an inflamation + painkiller] That did not help me. When I got home, I took two PM Tylenols on top of it and sat in bed and the next thing I knew, I could not move a muscle and I slept until the next day but the pain was gone for quite a while. So crossing Ibuprofen and Acetometaphin helps a lot. Just don't do too much or you will OD.

4. Rubbing Vicks Vapo-Rub on the jaw, cheek, down the eustachian tube and behind the ear and even on the temple before bed helps. Rub it everywhere on the face where your teeth hurt.

5. Antiseptic mouthwash like Listerine helps. It burns like fire! But it helps numb the pain. Hold it on the tooth for as long as you can stand it and repeat. Do not swallow.

6. Garlic pills. I take the 1000 miligrams of garlic pills and I take 2 at a time to deal with infection. This is helpful when my jaw swells out. Garlic helps a LOT! It is an antibiotic.

7. Rubbing gums around tooth helps. Accu-pressure does help. Rubbing the temples and squeezing the bridge of your nose helps deal with the pain too. Pressing your palm against your forehead helps. I don't know about you guys, but it seems that when the back of my head is laying down on a pillow, it makes the pain 10x worse for me. So, I sit up until I can manage the pain.

8. Hot and Cold compresses to the jaw, back of your neck and head helps. Even a bottle of cold water can help when you hold it against the jaw and back of the neck. Holding ice in your hand helps too. The area between your thumb and forefinger is connected to your teeth somehow and when it is really cold, it seems to take the pain away from your teeth.

9. Warm salt water swished around your mouth helps a little. Brushing your teeth and gums helps too.

10. Something that I do, I put Hydrogen Peroxide in the ear that is on the side where the pain is the worst. It hurts but it bubbles up the infection and it helps for a while too. You pour in a little bit and let it stand for as long as you can and then tilt your head to dump it out and use a Q-Tip to get the rest out. I have been doing this for a long time and it does help.

11. This is weird, but there are times when I bite down gently but firmly with my front teeth onto my finger or something like a teething ring and it takes the pain away for me.

12. When all else fails...**PRAY like you mean it!** Teeth pain is some of the worst pain ever felt. I have broken my arm and the pain can compare to severe tooth pain! UGH! And I knew someone that was in such bad shape that she just prayed and told God that she could not deal with it anymore and she started donating to charities and doing good things and she told me that she never had any more problems with her teeth.

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