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Honey an cinnamon

I didn't believe it at first but I had to try something, I have horrible teeth an hate going to the dentist but tonight I've had the worst tooth ache in a long time so I put cinnamon an honey on a q-tip an rubbed it all over the tooth an gum it takes a few moments to kick it but works wonders so thank you to you guys an all your remedy's I wouldn't be going to sleep tonight if I didn't find this site!!!
December 28 2015

Courtney from Minnesota

28 2

The worst pain ever!!!!!

I have given birth five times even had a broken leg but nothing compares to the pain of severe toothache...The pain was absolutelty agonizing, the pain affects my jaw and up to the ear up nights crying and shaking trying all the home remedies.
I think a combination of the honey and cinnamon soaked cotton ball has definitely helped and rinsing with warm milk in addition to painkillers I have been laying here now with the cotton ball in my mouth on affected area and have very minimal pain the most relief I have felt all nite...I hope that this can be helpful to someone as it was for me.
December 22 2015

Mrs abbott from From philly

14 0

Combo factor

My toothache got so severe tonight that I got out of bed, dressed and went to the only market open after 11pm. I bought some Oragel and it numbed the gum around the tooth a bit. I took two Advil PMs. After several minutes, started feeling tired yet still in pain... These were the steps that worked for me...
I took a small mouthful of vodka and swished in around. It burned a bit, but the most intense part of the pain (from my chin to my ear and eye) improved somewhat. I'm not a milk-drinker but I do have plain yogurt on hand. I mixed that yogurt, honey, cinnamon, and vanilla extract put it directly on the tooth and on the gum beneath the broken tooth. The yogurt, ate a spoonful or so, then swished it around in my mouth. I was concerned about the honey, but decided to put the mixture on a Qtip and held the Qtip between the gum underneath the tooth and my cheek. After having pretty good success with the concoction, it began to occur to me that the honey is like a delivery system to get the cinnamon and yogurt to the painful area. Since bacteria love sweet, the honey attracts it and then the yogurt with its living cultures and and the the cinnamon, with its numbing and anti-bacterial qualities, go on the attack.

I'm ready for bed, whereas hours ago, I tossed and turned wondering if I would get any sleep tonight. This worked for me, and I hope that somebody out there in CyberWorld can benefit from my sharing...
December 07 2015

TerrywolfbisbeeI from Bisbee, Arizona

24 5


Gargle with hydrogen peroxide 3 percent h2O2. First Aid Antiseptic. Topical Solution. Just a capful, 3 times a day. For a day or two.
October 25 2015

Karen from Philadelphia

5 6

Halls honey lemon cough drop

THIS STUFF IS MAGICAL. I'm wanting sleep for school tomorrow and it's about 2am already. After stumbling upon the remedy for the cough drops I was desperate enough to try it. IT WORKED! I put the cough drop between my tooth and gum and kept it there for a good 10 minutes. It has like a numbing sensation so it felt really good.
After the drop is gone or if you can longer use it I swished some cold milk around and it was HEAVEN. My toothache wasn't so bad anymore. I'm definitely going to remember this remedy.
October 13 2015

Taylor from Minnesota

12 4

My remedies

I have an absessed tooth that kills me from time to time. I have been to the dentist and I am on route for a root canal. I took antibiotics but the pain is still there. I've tried all remedies including garlic, vanilla extract, potato, icy hot etc. I'm a strict vegan, so milk is completely out of the question. What does help me is I take ibuprofen 800s which eases some of the pain. I also use Clove powder, mix it with peroxide and gently rub it on the tooth and gum, front to back. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I also take a cotton ball, soak it in an antibacterial mouthwash or peroxide and bite on it with the affected tooth. Again, it's a hit or miss. Brushing gently with sensydine toothpaste helps tremendously. NEVER use ice inside the mouth directly on the tooth! It will hurt like a mother and may help for a minute but the pain will come back even worse!

Oragel only made the pain worse, as did ambesol. Fresh guava leaves work also by chewing it. Swish your mouth with vodka or gin for about 40 seconds, that can ease the pain greatly. A friend said that tobacco from menthol cigarettes work as well. You just chew it on the bad tooth. Also sucking a cough drop helps too. Good luck!
October 10 2015

Tiara Williams from Ohio

6 4


Major pain

The only things that have work so far are fresh finely cut garlic cloves... The best as of now is Ricola cough drops...
September 30 2015

Steve K from Tulsa Oklahoma

12 5

Milk works!!!

I read through every remedy here for a throbbing toothache I had. I have a cavity that was paining earlier this year that my dentist said I need a root canal on. However, he gave me antibiotics and they wiped out the pain which didn't come back so I didn't bother going back to the dentist for the root canal. I guess infection built back up and the toothache came back with a vengeance two weeks ago and my dentist didn't have free appointments for a few weeks and his staff said he can't prescribe antibiotics over the phone-it's like they're getting sadistic pleasure out of punishing me for not coming back when I was supposed to.

Anyway, I was popping so much Advil I was worried about liver damage and a friend who suffers from chronic migraines even gave me a few Percocet to help me sleep through the night (yeah-not supposed to do that but I was desperate) and even that-the strongest painkiller next to morphine I believe- didn't help. Nights were anguish-I'd dose off and wake up again and be up for hours in pain. Plus the pain was so bad it made my sinuses hurt badly as well.

I tried various methods I read in this forum. I used clove oil, chloraseptic throat spray, almond oil, warm water with epsom salt, etc. They worked for awhile then wore off. I had read about milk but thought it was too simple. Well, I should have tried that first. One night I was in agony and decided to try it. I warmed it up a bit because cold stuff makes the pain worse, soaked a bit of cotton in the milk and put it into the cavity. After a few minutes, the pain disappeared. It stopped-completely. I went to bed and instead of waking up constantly I only woke up once-to use the bathroom! NO PAIN. The next night I decided to try it once again even though the pain hadn't come back and had another blissful night.

After that, I didn't do ANYTHING and the pain has NOT returned! I read the milk destroys the painful nerve or something but I don't care how it works but it does. Do not try all the other remedies first-use the milk first. I saw a reply to the person who posted this remedy and the person said they were going to name their first born after the poster because of how their pain was relieved. I feel the same way. This remedy absolutely works-try it before you try anything else!!!
September 27 2015

Annie from Bermuda

85 19

Now a believer.

I was skeptical of most remedies. Until I came down with an abscess in my upper tooth. Most intense pain I've ever felt. Cold water and milk worked temporarily only relieving the pain for about a minute or so.

At 3 AM I was desperate as the cold trick no longer was working. My sister recommended this, and though doubtful, I was thankfully amazed at the result. Take a cotton ball and dampen under water. Place crushed cloves on napkin and roll the cotton ball over it, completely covering the cotton. Place cotton ball between cheek and gum area where toothache is most prominent.
Here's the tough part. I had to deal with an intense five minutes waiting for it to work. Trust me, leave it there and bare with it. After five minutes the pain rapidly decreased...After 10 minutes I had zero pain. Went straight to bed keeping the cotton ball there. 5 hours later no pain. Though I've switched the cotton out roughly every 6 hours.

I do hope this helps someone, as it helped me. The relief is heavenly.
September 20 2015

Eric from Michigan

8 6

See a dentist immediately!

Going on 2 weeks with an abscess molar upper left. Pain was originally tolerable passing a few hours with the help of oragel paste and warm salt water swishing which helped considerably.
Though the dentist upped the dosage of antibiotics, the infection grew, and now the original remedies have failed. With a root canal 5 days away, I'm finding the only thing keeping the pain at bay is cold fluids. Milk from the fridge seems to work best or ice water.

All other home remedies have failed. Even prescribed pain pills aren't working. Consuming alcohol isn't a wise course of action. It lowers the effectiveness of the antibiotics. As my dentist keeps telling me, controlling the infection is top priority and should lower the pain drastically once the bacteria is destroyed.

Overall, if you're showing symptoms of an infected tooth. Do Not Delay! Get in as soon as possible! This is a pain that gets horribly worse.
September 19 2015

Eric from Michigan

8 11

Instant relief if you need to sleep

I have a hole in my tooth which causes me extreme pain, mostly at night. This sucks because I cant sleep at all. Ive tried everything but last night I found a saviour, its not a long term fix, but if you need a few hours sleep, I suggest you try. I put a wheat bag in the microwave for 2 minuets and placed it on the side of my face with the bad tooth, helped me be able to sleep without pain!
July 23 2015

Dennika from Australia

10 11

The only thing that works thus far

I have three broken teeth, every nerve is exposed and I get constant chronic toothaches. Some times individually and sometimes all at once, those are the worse. I cant even eat crunchy foods anymore because I have trouble chewing and sometimes the pain makes my mouth so sensitive all over I have trouble just brushing my teeth. I am deathly afraid of the dentist because they make my anxiety go crazy and I couldn't afford it anyways.

Let me start by telling you I have taken all the over the counter pain killers, and motrin is the most effective in the least amount of time. Tylenol doesn't really help and taking to much in an allowed time period can actually poison your system, it happened to me. I threw up bile for 5 hours straight and couldn't take anything for a week after.

That being said the only think that really helps my pain is taking 4 or 800 mg of motrin every 6-8 hrs depending on the severity of pain in between. I work overnights so I often get horrible pain late at night on the job so I always keep motrin on me and a bottle of room temperature water. Sometimes it can take up to a half hr to kick in so in the mean time I use the palm of my hand to cup my face and put pressure on my teeth and gums and that helps a bit.

When I'm at home I sleep during the day and I wake up a lot from tooth aches,( I also believe I may be clenching or grinding my teeth in my sleep. If its been long enough I take more motrin and swish some warm salt water around my mouth and soak a face cloth in hot water squeeze it out and place it against the side of my face for warming pressure and that really helps soothe.
I highly recommend motrin if you are going to take pain killers though, as I haven't gotten sick from it thus far and it not only eases the ache but also relieves inflammation as well.
July 11 2015

Amanda from MA

19 3

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