I have been suffering from toothache and gum problems for a very long time. I used this site to take suggestions of using turmeric and honey. My gum problems are almost gone in a week or so. Thanks.
YES!!! I can attest to the charcoal for tooth pain, too! Had a scale 9 pain one night before I could get to a dentist. Excruiciating. Saw this method and happened to have one cap - making a paste - the swelling in my gums subsided after about an hour, pain to tolerable 5. It really pulls the toxins out! SOOOOO gratefull to have found this for my lost filling and exposed nerve! Before taking it, was on my way to extraordinary gum swelling and awful pain. It is my hero!
wow I now know the meaning of trying anything to make the pain stop. my tooth has been hurting on and off for a couple of days now. but I was using over the counter meds til I could get in to dentist last night it became unbareable. I was in sooo much pain. I almost got the tool box out and pulled my own tooth.
Instead I hopped on internet and found this thread. I used what I had in closet to get me through night. (honey, cinnamon, tea, garlic and I threw in oats too. This helped to draw some of the infection out. Cause around 4am I was spitting it blood that had a yellow color to it) around 9am I went to health foods store and got the charcoal and slippery elm clove oil and pick up some cayanne pepper at grocey store. Came home made a paste out of all of it and put it in my gum and tooth and pain free wooohooo. so I am hoping this will draw infection out and that I can go to denist with it under control instead of having to pay for two appts but who ever started all of this thank you cause I am going to make it through holiday weekend now.
Hello! I wrote in awhile back about a molar I had had a new and very deep filling in. It was still sensiting to cold and chewing on it was hard to do also. Well, it is now over a month since the filling was put in, and four days ago I started taking some barley grass in water - About one half of a teaspoon 2x a day the first day, building up to about a teaspoon in 12 oz of water first thing in the morning, 1/2 tsp in the afternoon, and 1/2 tsp before bed - (as it seems to relax me, not energize me as some say it can do).
Anyway - I do believe my darned tooth might actually be getting better! The cold sensitivity is no longer shocking me like it was. Such a relief. I know it may just be a coincidence, but I don't think so. After reading about barley grass and finding out how many minerals it has in it, I think it might be just the ticket. I am keeping my fingers crossed!
I have a question about the barley grass origin though. I just ordered some more online and after ordering it I found out this particular brand is grown in China. It is from S----W---- Botanicals, and it has very good reviews on the vitamin site I bought it through (and the price is amazing as well)... BUT! - Now I am wondering, if it is from China how well regulated their food grade products might be? Does anyone have any idea on that? Weren't they the ones with the adulterated milk products a year or so ago? Shoud I be concerned?
I would also really appreciate hearing from anyone else who is or has taken it, and what their experiences were! :-) Thanks!
About 2 months ago I started developing a toothache in a tooth I already have had a root canal and crown on. It was very sensitive to pressure (not to cold - which tells me the nerves inside are dead) and was starting to throb and ache more and more. I had almost resigned myself to go to the dentist where the solution would likely have been to pull it - what else would they do? Maybe they would have tried to treat it first with antibiotics. Anyway, I got on Earth Link looking for advice on temporary relief. After reading through a bunch of what people said I decided to synthesize a couple of the solutions. I spent about $18 on activated charcoal capsules and clove oil and mixed the two with a little olive oil into a paste. I put it in an emptied tea bag and used it as a compress between my cheek and gum next to the affected tooth. I left it there about an hour in the evening. I also put a couple of drops of clove oil on a cotton ball and held it against the area on the with my tongue for awhile at the same time. I just spit the nasty saliva in a cup because I didn't want to swallow it and I was worried the cloves might upset my stomach. That night it provided temporary relief, though I could still tell something was wrong and I still had the referred pain in my cheek and lower teeth on the same side.
However, in the morning I woke up early and went out to breakfast with someone. It wasn't until I got home that I realized my tooth not only didn't hurt anymore but that I'd been chewing on that side of mouth without even thinking about it. I was expecting the pain to return but it hasnt yet - there has been no recurrence at all in the last two months.
Since then I provided this information to a friends wife who was suffering with a temporary crown and she had similar results, she treated the area twice.
NOTE: My local store didn't have clove oil so the first try I just put ground cloves in with the activated charcoal. It might have provided some relief but it was negligible.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I had a bad toothache in my decayed wisdom tooth, with a slightly swollen right cheek and a general feeling of fatigue and malaise. The symptoms lasted for almost 2 weeks and didn't get better. I went to my doctor to ask for some antibiotics and they turned me away, telling me I needed to see a dentist. I went to my dentist and they said they could pull the tooth at the end of the month. Desperate and in pain, I tried almost every remedy on this page - oil pulling, oil of oregano, coconut oil (internally and swishing), garlic (tried minced and fresh garlic), hydrogen peroxide, vitamin E... Nothing worked at all. I felt some temporary relief after oil pulling and swishing with hydrogen peroxide that would last about 30 minutes before the pain started to return. Orajel worked for maybe 20 minutes.
I had given up and decided to take apple cider vinegar internally to help with the feeling of malaise (swishing with apple cider vinegar did not help my toothache either). Immediately I felt some relief in the tooth pain. Within about an hour or two the pain had diminished by half. I just thought it was a fluke and stopped taking the apple cider vinegar. The pain came back and lasted for about 2 days. Desperate, I tried the apple cider vinegar again, this time taking it about 2 or 3 times a day. The pain went away completely in 2 days - what a miracle! The pain hasn't come back since. I take ACV maybe once every few days. I have a surgery scheduled to remove my wisdom teeth, but in the meantime, this has been a lifesaver. I wouldn't have thought that taking this internally would help, but it makes sense because most toothaches are due to bacterial infections in the tooth or gum - and ACV is great at getting rid of bacteria infections. By the way, I use the organic kind with the "mother". I've found it is much more effective than other brands.
One last note - if you are having a severe toothache or abcess, please go see your dentist. A dentist won't kill you, but an untreated abcess can. Just bite the bullet and go see your dentist... Even if you don't have health insurance, you might be able to find a dental school near you that offers discounted or free services. Best wishes!!
Oil of Oregano
I saw oil of oregano and olive oil for toothache on your site. I decided to take a piece of floss and drench it in the mixture. I used about 4-5 drops of oregano oil to 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil. I moved the floss thru the mixture in the top of a prescription bottle cap. I put the floss thru my teeth where it hurt. Did this for 2-3 days and pain went away. Thanks for your beginning Earth Clinic. My favorite health site.
WOW! I LOVE this site! Toothache pain is the worst but THANK GOD for natural cures. I gargled with a couple of drops of clove oil in a quarter cup of hot water for a few seconds and within just a few minutes every single trace of pain was gone!!!! Clove oil is a God-send!
One time when I had a terrible toothache on a weekend and also had no insurance, I called around trying to find a dentist who would see me. Finally one dentist told me that there was a product available at the drug store called Tooth Aid. I went and got it and it was a God send. The package contains cotton balls, the bottle of medicine and a pair of tweezers. You dip a tiny piece of cotton into the bottle and squeeze out what you can. Then you try to get the small piece between the two teeth nearest the ache. It can be hard to do if the teeth are close together. It did work beautifully and took away the pain for quite a long time.
When one of my children had an abcess, I couldn't get the cotton between his teeth and the oil began to burn his gums, so I found a better trick that I now use all the time. I get a q-tip wet with water and then barely touch it to the medicine. Then I rub it on the sore spot very gently. This finally provided him with relief. Used this way I had to do it more often but it didn't burn his gums. Since that time I've found other similar products at Walgreen's and Rite-aid that I've purchased. They all seem to have Eugenol as their active ingredient. I think this is a form of clove oil. I also coupled this with Melaleuca Tea Tree Oil. One of the properties of the tea tree oil is that is pulls the infection to one spot, which makes it easier to 'pop' and drain.
One last tip that I used to use before I found the oil trick. When I was in severe pain the only thing that helped was to rub a baby aspirin on the gums by the sore tooth. When I told the dentist how I made it through till I got in to him he warned me that this can do damage to the gums, but at the time I wouldn't have cared because the pain was so severe. Hope this helps someone.
Tried clove powder on my painful broken tooth w/ cavity. Worked for a day then stopped. Tried clove oil and oregano oil,also tried baking soda. All worked for a day and stopped. Had to resort to pain pills but have keeped with taking clove and oregano oil diluted in olive oil(needs diluting or will burn)for infection. After a week or so of taking pain pills the pain has mysteriously faded to an ache. Will continue with natural antibiotics till I can have the tooth pulled. Very sad the natural stuff didn't work for the pain.
I started having a toothache a week ago, I read before that green tea is suppose to help with gum disease, so I bought a bottle of green tea pills (I don't like the taste of the tea). They are 250 mg, and 95% polyphenols. I have been taking 4 of those a day, and mouth washing with peroxide and my toothache pain has reduced to almost no pain at all.
I had a really bad toothache with throbbing pain radiating out from my tooth and taking over half of my head. I tried the clove essential oil on a cotton swab rubbed on and around my tooth. My pain is gone. I have to reapply it every 4-6 hours when it starts hurting just a little again. It is really strong tasting, so I have a glass of juice ready to get the taste out after I apply it. Thanks for the good advice, Earth Clinic!
How much blackstrap molasses did you use? Did you swallow it or just put it on the tooth? Please respond quickly........God Bless.
I love oil of cloves. I had a tooth extracted on Monday and the next day I had a dry socket. I went to the dentist on Thursday and they packed it, which was very painful. I read here about oil of cloves and went to my local health food store today and bought oil of cloves. I 1st put it on a piece of gauze with very little relief, I then put it on a Qtip and put it on the tooth site and I have NO PAIN now. Thank you so very much for this site.
I never post to these kind of sites but now I have to. I had been struggling with a toothache so bad that I was ready to pull the thing out with a pliers. I tried tea bags, salt water, listerine, pain killers, everything. After a day and a half of agony I found this site and I went out and bought ground clove. I applied it directly to the tooth that hurt and it feels SO much better! I still have a bit of a nagging pain and a headache but NOTHING near what it was before. Highly recommended.
I have been dealing with a toothache that has been radiating through my mouth all week long. I have been in so much pain and even strong pain killers were not providing an ounce of relief. I was also using tons of numbing solutions only to find myself in pain again a few minutes later. My Mom pulled up your site as we usually do (I don't know why we didn't do it sooner) and after reading the feedback about clove oil, went right out to find some. It was hard to find, major chains and vitamin shops didn't carry it but we do have a wonderful whole foods shop that did carry it. So when the pain fired up again this evening.. I put some of the Clove oil onto a gauze pad and held it down on the area that has been bothering me the most and I can't believe the results. I'm sitting here pain free. It seemed to work very quickly too.
Acmella oleracea, also known as Spilanthes acmella or toothache plant, is a natural analgesic which numbs the tongue and gums. Chewing a young bud results in extremely strong tingling and numbing effect.You can also make a tincture using 1 part herb (buds, flowers, leaves)1 part water, and 5 parts ethanol. Let stand for 2 to 3 weeks shaken occasionally. Apply to affected area with cotton wool.