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Quick cure for severe tooth ache!

I have several teeth that have been hurting me on and off for several months now. The worst is a bottom molar which broke off leaving exposed pulp at my gum line. I can't afford going to the dentist yet. About 3 days ago, I bit down on something wrong, and now this broken tooth started hurting me again, but this time with the worst pain I've ever experienced! I've had Malaria, chronic pain and gone through very painful chemo, but nothing compared to this pain.
At times my whole jaw throbs, that entire side of my face hurts, my eye aches, my ear burns and aches, and I have a severe headache radiating out from my temple. This has been going on non-stop for several days, even while I've been taking very large doses of morphine (twice my normal dosage) and ibuprofen (3 to 4 times my normal dosage) 3 to 4 times a day! I can't sleep for long and I wake up from the pain. Several times I have almost thrown up from the pain!

Then I found this Web site! I have been reading and trying these remedies for several hours now. Here's what has and hasn't worked for me: the more Oragel I use, the worse the pain gets, a very concentrated warm salt gargle helped some. Then I tried gargling warm milk, and the pain got much worse again, swishing a compounded sore-throat rinse helped very little, a sore throat spray applied directly to the tooth helped a little, swishing vodka helped quite a bit after the initial burning subsided, but there was still quite a bit of pain left, so I finally tried swishing a very concentrated solution of warm water, mineral salt and baking soda for one minute about 3 times, and that worked amazingly well! Within 10 minutes the pain was 10 percent of what it had been. It has now been about an hour with almost no pain at all! I have the vodka on my bedside table just in case, and I'm going to try to lie down and sleep through the night now!
Thank you to all of you for your suggestions!
October 26 2014

J.H. from Oklahoma

15 8

Only honey has helped !

I have been up for the past few nights in toothpain agony. I chipped one of my back teeth and nothing has helped soothe the throbbing which has now escalated into ear pain and the worstttt headache. Oral gel helps for maybe 5 mins. Warm salt water did nothing I got excited about the baking soda.. Didn't help. I now have a cotton swab of pure honey and a veryy small amount of cinnamon laying in between my tooth and cheek and the throbbing has been somewhat soothed, enough for me to close my eyes at least.

I also just rubbed a small amount of icy hot on my lower cheek/jawline on the outside of the sore area. I'm not sure why I'm trying it put I'm desperate. It's not helping too much.
October 25 2014

Amanda from New York

5 6

This helped me

I have suffered with bad teeth for a number of years, 57 years old, but not ready for dentures. I developed, not only one toothache, but 3 - all on different sides and levels, 2 spots -the teeth were broken, the third area was and is my four middle bottom teeth. I tried the lemon juice thing - nothing! I tried the vanilla extract - again - nothing So after reading each and every remedy on this sight, I tried what, turned out to be the simplest. It consisted of warm water, salt and hydrogen peroxide, IT WORKED!
Its cheap and effective, I also added a small amount of lemon juice to make it tolerable to taste - I am SO grateful for this sight, pain free is a beautiful thing!
October 24 2014

Terri from Western NY

17 2

Severe wisdom tooth decry

Take 3 neurofen plus every 4 hours and how it's works if not grab a bottle off whiskey and rinse a cap full around your mouth every 15 mins it has amazing results then phone your dentist and get a appointment. My teeth are gonna cost a grand to come out so I got referred to nhs nd been waiting for 2 months this really helps on getting threw the sleepless nights alone.
October 21 2014

Fred 223 from Eases

7 4

Toothache at 4am

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!
October 15 2014

Dawn from Ok

4 14

Red cooking wine

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.
October 11 2014

Musa from TN

4 3

Here is wat worked for me

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.
October 03 2014

Tate from Durban S.A

2 4

Heres mine...

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!!
September 30 2014

Samantha from New york

0 2

Dentists here need weekend hours...

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....
September 14 2014

Dusty from New York

6 2


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.
August 31 2014

Chaz from Port Richey, FL

13 11

Full time job

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???
August 28 2014

Rosie from Michigan

21 7

Finally at least a little relief!!

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!
August 26 2014

RC from Houston, TX.

22 1

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