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Toothache at 4am

October 15, 2014
My 14 yr old daughter has had a horrible toothache for about 2 weeks now we have tired several things and not much has helped :( she's taking 3 ibuprofen 200mg every 4 hours, orjel on the tooth, throat spray on the toothache, and a warm rag...This is about the only things that are helping her right now...She also just started her antibiotic for the infection and goes for her root canal in 2 more weeks. If you have the health ins. Get to the dentist ASAP!
Dawn from Ok


Red cooking wine

October 11, 2014
Went in the kitchen to try different staff. Tried a table spoon of Red Cooking Wine and put it in the effected area and swished for a min and the pain went down. The Red Cooking Win had 12 percent Alcohol and 1 1/2 percent Salt.
Musa from TN


Here is wat worked for me

October 03, 2014
There is nothing painful like a toothache, tried rinsing with warm salt water it didn't work, tried chewing an onion didn't work again. I then used brandy within a minute pain was gone, but I didn't stop there went to the dentist 2 days later don't be scared it's not painful it's better to have the tooth removed if the dentist sees fit.
Tate from Durban S.A


Heres mine...

September 30, 2014
I have an open cavity and a broken tooth so been in quite some pain!! So what works for me...
Tequila (warm) with head tilted to the side for 5 or so mins takes the pain away for about a half hour.
Pure vanilla extract well I just tried it about 15 mins ago and the pain is slowly coming back.
Mouthwash held on the teeth works for probably 10 mins.
Red cross stuff is nasty burns really bad worked wonders the first time and not so well after that plus sores in my mouth cause by that isn't something I want to I use that as an ext extreme last resort.
Oil pulling with coconut oil took the pain away for a half hour.
Orajel is now making the pain worse. Hot compresses help.
I am about to try deep heat and the milk thing!
Oral surgery is tomorrow I can't wait!!
Samantha from New york


Dentists here need weekend hours...

September 14, 2014
I just wanted to thank whoever said mix 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder and 5 teaspoons honey. I mixed in some unfiltered pure honey with the cinnamon and put some on a gauze pad next to my problem tooth and it has severely dulled the pain.

I was skeptical because of the honey/sugar factor, but it will work until I can get to the dentist. And yep very tasty requiring self control to not slather it on some crackers instead of using for toothache pain haha.

I'll also recommend the Red Cross remedy, but I don't have any at the moment. It has worked in the past however. It does taste nasty, but I've had excellent luck with it. Too bad it's super early in the morning and Walgreens is closed for several more hours so I can't run and get some...Hence the cinnamon remedy trial. Most everything else I try works for ten seconds then wears off other than taking painkillers....
Dusty from New York



August 31, 2014
I have literally tried it all, from gargling warm salt water, to putting crushed aleve, ibuprofen on the exposed nerve, nothing works, I found putting cold on my tooth seems to take away the pain for a few minutes, but the only thing I found to work is going to the hospital and getting a dental block to numb it, take the antibiotics and pray for the best. I know this is not helpful but nothing seems to help me.
Chaz from Port Richey, FL


Full time job

August 28, 2014
Fighting tooth pain has become a career for me over the last 12 years. My first toothache go to's - antibiotics! I find those by any means and take a double dose to shock the infection. Then make sure you have enough for a constant cycle, not just until the pain stops. Your body will mutate that infection into a stronger, more painful infection.

Also, try not to keep using the same antibiotic with each toothache. Excedrin migraine and Motrin are my next step. Stay ahead of the pain if you can, don't wait until you're in pain to take the second dose. -brush teeth with a good toothpaste like sensodyne and rinse with warm water. Things I avoid at all cost..
Cold anything, it may seem to help for a second but can make the tooth more aggravated.
Sugar- slows the antibiotics and aids the bacteria.
Aspirin or anything on the gums or tooth.
I absolutely never touch anything like orajel, it's always made my pain worse.

I did find a new remedy tonight which was the icy hot on the outside of the cheek. Keep elevated Everyone and every toothache is different, this just works for me. Do whatever you have to to get the problems fixed. Self medicating for 12+ years like I have has left me with even bigger problems like ulcers and internal bleeding. If you say you are scared to get it fixed than you've never had a toothache at this level. I have had a child and had my face shattered by a horses hoof and would take the two together any day over a toothache. I would face any fear or make any deal to get some relief, aside from hurting my child.

I really hope if you're reading this something helped. I wouldn't wish this pain on any living thing. Eat healthy- it truly does make a huge difference. Think before you apply any remedy, treat it like a cold or cut that was infected. Take care of your body, rest, the right fluids etc. Keep the area clean and dry. I'm going to try the garlic and the tea bag tonight. I was wondering if anyone else thought that orajel made tooth pain worse???
Rosie from Michigan


Finally at least a little relief!!

August 26, 2014
I am a 45 yr old grown man that has been brought to my knees for the last 24 hours in toothache pain. Little sleep the last couple of nights. I have searched high and low on-line for "home" remedies. I have been taking about 600mg Ibuprofen every 6 hrs. Seems to help intermittently. I have also taken a couple of large doses of antibiotics that I had left over from a sinus infection a couple of months ago. I thought that it would kill the growing infection. Not yet. Or maybe it did, but that is not the problem. The source of pain could be a small exposed /inflamed nerve?

I tried several things that I read in these posts. Salt water rinse. Milk rinse. Mouthwash, etc. I finally dug around in the medicine cabinet and found Halls Honey Lemon cough drops. After about 5 minutes of letting it dissolve between my cheek and gum near the bad tooth...POOF...PAIN IS GONE FOR NOW!! I will also take 3 Advil PM and try to sleep now!!

If you are reading this and in pain...I hope you find something here that works for you! Probably different things are effective for different people! Good luck!
RC from Houston, TX.


My remedy

August 24, 2014
2 Tylenol + 2 aleve (same as a loratab) Cold water allow to sit on area as long as tolerated And apply orajel severe pm cream... Pain isn't completely gone but a lot better and can help until I can make it to dentist.
Jennifer Self from New Iberia, la


Fixodent extra hold powder!

August 20, 2014
This is by no means a cure! But I wear an upper denture... And being desperate in a attempt and getting a lower molar to stop throbbing I sprinkled some over the tooth... And it helped quite a bit!! That with a Baggie of ice against it, and some pain killers and I might get some sleep! :(
Feel Your Pain from Cali


I have tried everything

August 17, 2014
I have literally tried everything from ice packs and heating pads to orajel cream with anbesol and cloves I try to alternate between everything so I don't get used to one thing. I have to find one thing that works for very long.
Bill from Wisconsin


Quick severetoothache pain releif

August 10, 2014
Pure vanilla extract put on tooth for 30 sec, instant relief!
Jeff from Missouru


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