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It takes a village

Most of you mentioned trying several things first. Well, that's about what I have to go through. (1) brush teeth (2) strong (juice-sized glass of) warm salt water, HOLD and swish, til empty. (3) Ambesol on q-tip, hold a minute. (4) Dentek to temporarily fill tooth. IF this is not enough, and I'm literally sobbing: (5) warm, damp tea bag to reduce gum swelling, then (6) hold crushed cloves on side of tooth. I never spit this out. I let it melt. I've bought clove oil before, and it works, but you better be ready for it to BURN. This doesn't burn.
January 08

Jen from Idaho

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Toothache for days

I've had a bad toothache for days now, I've got 3 broken teeth on the top, and 2 on the bottom, and can't afford to go to a dentist. I've used the warm salt water remedy for a couple days until it stopped working, and then tried the honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract tonight and noticed a drastic change in my pain levels. Whoever said to try that was right. Thanks.
December 20 2016

JAD from South US

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Clove oil, peppermint oil and cinnamon

Thank you so so VERY MUCH to everyone who posted their remedies! I've had an absolutely horrendous toothache all last night until about 10 minutes ago. It was so intense that I started getting sort of panicky feeling and couldn't think straight. Luckily, I stumbled across this website in my search for a miracle cure! I tried the warm milk first. My pain went from a very high 10 to about a 7. While softly swishing warm milk in my mouth, I took about 1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder, about a drop of clove oil and a drop of peppermint oil in a shot glass and added enough water to make a paste. Then I pulled a cotton ball apart into two pieces and dipped it in the paste and put it right on my tooth. I had IMMEDIATE relief! It's been about 20 minutes and still feels 100 times better than it did!! Hopefully it lasts long enough for me to get to the dentist... Oh ya, you're definitely going to want spit your saliva out because swallowing it doesn't taste that great.
November 19 2016

Carrie from From sunny California

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Natural oils

I used a combination of one drop clove oil and one drop of peppermint oil mixed into a small cotton ball and placed it on the pain and viola pain gone. I was able to fall asleep.
November 08 2016

Nestto from Phoenix AZ

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Warm matcha tea

Swish warm matcha tea around in your mouth worked instantly.
October 14 2016

Christian from New Orleans

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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 2016

Justin from Va, Usa

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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 2016

Ray from Philadelphia

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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 2016

Megan from Sc

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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 2016

Amber from Sweet Home, Oregon

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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 2016

Gretchen from Indiana

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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 2016

Gretchen from Indiana

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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 2016

Sarah from Texas

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