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Horrible pain

I have had a toothache in back bottom molar on the right side which is broken and had exposed nerves for 3 days now and have tried a few of these remedies recommended on here. Now I know heat is a no-no because heat spreads the infection if thee is any and extreme cold just makes my tooth even more angry and the only pain med that even pretended to work was BC Powder, I just dump the pack directly on the tooth and let it sit there for about a minute before swallowing. I have also tried salt water rinsing (no help), peeling a raw garlic clove and placing slivers along the gum and in the tooth (it worked the first few times but has since stopped), I am also on amoxicillin 500 mg 3x daily and they seem to not be helping. The only thing that really gives me any relief at all is to take cough drops and let them dissolve on and around the tooth (the more menthol the drop has the better). Now to sleep at night I find that soaking a cotton ball in cinnamon and vanilla extract seems to do the trick. These two things are the only thing that seem to give any relief for me and what a relief it is too. I hope this might help you if you are unfortunate enough to need it as I am.. Good Luck..
September 06

Justin from Va, Usa

5 0

Warm milk!!!!!!!!!! warm milk!!!!!!!!!!

Hey guys, so last night I was in such excruciating pain that it kept me up until about 3:30am. I swear I tried almost everything I read in this site up to page 5. DON'T do what I did. DO NOT underestimate the milk remedy. I tried the different mixtures of cinnamon and didn't work. So this is what definitely helped, I warmed up some milk, I sip some and switch it around and spit it out. I grabbed a Qtip and soaked in the warm milk and rubbed all around my gums and finally took the cotton off and put it in the hole. Some people said that it worked instantly. So with my Fitbit I timed it to see how long it will take for me to notice that there was no more pain and it took about 12 minutes for the pain to go from 10 to literally 0???? I mean 0 pain!!! So please give it a shot. I waited until the end to finally give it a shot and totally regret not doing it sooner. It has been 8 hours and 0 pain. I wanted to give it a good amount of time before posting anything just to make sure that it actually work for hours and not seconds or minutes. Good luck guys!!
September 05

Ray from Philadelphia

6 0

Swears by it

My husband is not a complainer. Will work when sick as a dog. Just a mans, man. He had a tooth ache. Was able to control with IBprofen for a while. Switched to Excedrine migraine and then they all stopped helping. Went to the dentist and was told pull it or get a root canal. Had an infection and was given antibiotics and pain meds. Neither of those helped the pain. I came to this sight and started telling him all the different remedies. He tried the black tea bag, and now swears by it. He told everyone he knows. Even told the dentist who said he will now recommend that to patients as well. Give it a shot! He was able to sleep and be pain free for several hours at a time.
August 11

Megan from Sc

1 0

This site is a life saver!

After bawling for an hour and nothing working that used to help with my teethache, I found this site! The one I tried was one that I kept seeing posted and that was Ground cloves, salt and pepper. I didn't think it would work, but I've stopped crying and I have some hopes of getting some sleep. I don't know how long it will last, but I don't care, it's working right now.
June 13

Amber from Sweet Home, Oregon

2 1

Salt, pepper and ground cloves

Add a little water to make it into a paste, apply directly to tooth and surrounding gums. Also, an ice pack wrapped in a rag worked wonders for me.
May 28

Gretchen from Indiana

3 4

Warm milk and peppermint tea

I think the first thing to realize is that different remedies work for different people. After trying numerous remedies, I found something that really helped. First, I tried warm milk. I tried it soaked on a cotton ball first. That didn't help, felt weird and totally grossed me out when I pulled it out. Then I just sipped a small amount and tilted my head so it was soaking into my achey teeth. It felt soooo good. It was weird because I could still feel it throbbing, but it felt like the milk was doing some kind of work on my teeth and gums and I didn't feel near as much pain while the milk was in my mouth.

After I finished that, I felt better but the pin was definitely still there. So I made some peppermint tea (2 bags) and added some cinnamon powder. I did the same thing I did with the milk. And there is no more throbbing, very minimal pain. Best of luck to you and I hope you feel better soon!
May 27

Gretchen from Indiana

0 5


Immediate pain relief

Severe tooth infection, complete with pis pocket, YUCK! Tried ibuprophen with only mild results. Tried heating pad with better results. Botj don't last. Cold causes SEVERE pain. Tried Peppermint oil, powdered cinnamon, and powdered cloves. Soaked cotton ball, put next to hurting tooth. Pain is GONE! Of course the peppermint oil feels like I put a jalapeƱo in my cheek but its better than the tooth pain!!
May 06

Sarah from Texas

3 3

Cinnamon the miracle powder....

I have an absessed tooth that I went to the dentist to extract she prescribed some antibiotics and some ibuprofen and said I should take them for a week and come back for the extraction. This stopped the pain for the first 3 days and then after I felt intense pain. I tried Panadol ultra an it didn't work. Went to my cobbard and found some cinnamon powder I instantly remembered a home remedy my mom taught me and I applied some directly to the tooth and gum. The pain went from a 110-05 in less than 10 mins . Cinnamon saved me I swore I would have died from that intense pain.
March 25

Tamara B. from Jamaica

9 7

Works every time....

Peroxide. Swish a few minutes and spit. You may want to rinse with warm water afterwards, but not for long. Has worked for me, my family, and friends. Dissolve an aspirin on the bad tooth helps a lot too....
March 13

Kelly from North Carolina

11 0

Honey, cinnamon and vanilla extract

To those of you that suggested this.... May Sweet Baby infant Jesus bless all of you!! LOL

I've been drinking cold water every 5 minutes for 3 days straight trying to soothe and exposed nerve in a cracked molar. The pain was unbearable. So so so glad I found this website.

Here's what I did:
Mixed Honey, Vanilla extract and cinnamon together in a cub and dabbed a qtip in it and pressed into the whole in my tooth. First 5 minutes the pain went from a 10 to a 5 but I could still feel that heartbeat/pulsating feeling faintly. So I pulled the tip off the qtip and dipped it into the mixture and stuffed my tooth with it. A few minutes later I no longer had any pain. That was about 8 hours ago and I've eaten twice since then with no problems.
March 04

Kevin from Atlanta

16 2

Vitamin c powder

3 half teeth at the back and yes pain IS worse than Giving Birth. Cant take strong medicine tonight because of morning commitments. Ice packs weren't working. After reading 10 pages here I thought I'd dig around the kitchen and decided to put Vitamin C powder right inside the half teeth. It worked . Immediately!! I have cloth soaking in peppermint tea, a glass of milk, and ulcer oil, all waiting experiments but haven't had to touch them.. 10mins and I am still down from 20+pain to a 2pain!! Too incredible not to share! Good luck with your midnight remedies x
February 24

Nina from Australia

5 0

After fillings came out

I have fillings from childhood that have finally come out. There's no dental care with Medicare. The only thing that's worked is aleve and advil plus Dr Tichenor's mouthwash. Get a qtip dip in mouthwash do not dilute. Rub on affected area. Soon after you will feel relief.
February 20

Jaye from Texas

1 1