I also wanted to chime in with praise for garlic in eliminating gum inflammation. My experience started with an upper tooth that became painful when I bit down on some steak. To try to stop any infection, I spent a few days gargling with diluted hydrogen peroxide and also with salt water. In spite of my gargling, the inflammation and pain continued to spread even to my lower gums. Within a few days the entire left side of my face felt tender and uncomfortable and there were areas on both my upper and lower gums that were very sore. I tried oil of oregano on a painful place on my gum and there was a small amount of relief.
At that point I checked on EC and read about using garlic. I placed a small clove directly against the gum in a very painful area. It burnt for the first 3 or 4 minutes but then I was able to leave the garlic there for about 20 minutes.
With just one application of garlic, there was a noticeable relief from the tenderness and pain. I repeated the garlic clove application a few more times that day and then again the following day and was elated that the inflammation was completely gone over the entire left side of my face. I am so thankful for Earth Clinic and so thankful that our Creator gave us all of these natural cures.
Garlic for tooth pain
I just wanted to chime in here with what I use to stop the delicate gum from being in contact with garlic, to stop the burn - I simply slice the clove to the size I want, and leave the skin on for the gum side! Easy-peasy.
My experience with raw garlic was extremely unpleasant. I wonder if anyone can explain? I cut an organic garlic clove in half, chewed it a little & left it on my sore gum for as long as possible. I knew to expect a fierce burn, yikes understatement! I swallowed the garlic pretty quickly as the burn was too intense. Suddenly my head felt like it would explode, it throbbed with severe pain all over, I was in tears, very afraid & almost called an ambulance. It only lasted about 5mins thank goodness. What happened?
The garlic remedy seems to be helping. I have only done 2 doses so far and I can tell the pain is subsiding. Also going to include more garlic in my diet.
Garlic Has been the best tooth pain remedy I have tried. I put it in my tooth and bite down a little and leave for about a minute and the pain subsides.
I've been having pain in a lower left molar on and off for a while. Dentist treated it in October with some sort of medicine pack and it felt great until around 12/19. Pain was so bad I felt angry! Between the holidays and my desire to avoid a root canal, I came here. I've used a number of EC remedies over the years. I read the garlic for tooth abscess and began doing the whole (small) clove, chewing as long as I could stand twice a day.
I noticed a difference right away, but especially after second day, however my skin was also raw from the contact. I've dropped it down to 1/4 clove chewed for about 20 seconds at night only. I feel no pain at all. I might start stretching out to every other day. Thanks EC.
Garlic was great. I have oil pulled for several years and tried gargling ACV. But, eating garlic did it. I have a molar that has had 2 root canals, yes 2, in the past 20 years. I sucked on a 1/4 bulb of garlic and then ate it two nights in a row. The throbbing pain left quickly. Now, I eat it about once a week for prevention. Thank you EC!
I never write up these types of things.
Ive had tooth pain before but this was the worst pain I had ever had! I dont know why but wont go to the dentist. My usal clover oil, vit c pills treatment did not work. Top right 4th tooth in from back, pain started to go just under cheek bone and I tried the eatting fresh garlic x3 times a day (morning, arvo, night) instant pain relief to my disbelief!! By 3rd day only minimal pain, 6th day pretty much all pain has gone. It trully works. Thank you all for writing up your garlic experience because it made me try it...new found garlic chewer.
I have used garlic on a very painful toothache and it helped immensely.. Recently I began to have very bad headaches from a bad tooth, again I tried the garlic cloves, the pain stopped.. The twitching from a nerve completely stopped in my face.. Garlic is an Amazing God creation....
I just want to say thank you earth clinic. Four days ago I had a really bad toothache it was unbearable. the type of pain that wakes you up at night, the type of pain that pain meds doesn't take away. I tried raw garlic I cut 1/2 and rubbed it over the affected tooth & gum area ( avoid the cheeks or tongue it burns) and then the other hld I drank it like a pill. twice daily for 4 days my pain is gone and I feel good.... I recommend this to anyone with a bad toothache. ( BTW I have no medical insurance so Dentist was not a easy option for me)
Garlic for a toothache worked for me! Yesterday I was having severe tooth pain from what I am pretty sure is a cavity. Before I tried garlice, I tried everything else I have on hand here: taking general pain reliever (no relief), swishing with Listerine for as long as I could stand (minimum relief), and rubbing oregano oil on my gum where the tooth is (very little relief and the oil burns and tastes horrible). Finally I saw this recommendation and it has helped a LOT. I have a jar of garlic cloves packed in oil, so I cut one in half. I gently bit down on one half, keeping it between my teeth but not chewing it, and I wedged the other half between my cheek and gum. About 90% of the awful pain went away within a minute. No kidding. I had to spit it out after about 5 minutes because the garlic was turning to mush and it makes you salivate a lot (ha), so I repeated this process and after the second time the pain was barely there. This relief lasted about 6 hours. It's almost bedtime and the pain started to come back, so I did it again and it worked again. I don't know yet how effective it is over several days, but I hope it continues! Try it, you're not risking anything except the unpleasantly strong garlic taste. :)
Garlic for Toothache After Routine Work
Garlic made a difference! Had a toothache for about a week after getting a temporary crown put in. Hot foods would make the pain exponetially worse. Was looking for a solution other than lots of Advil to curb the discomfort. I didn't have any fresh garlic so I used a cube of crushed frozen garlic; I let it thaw, mixed it with olive oil and applied on the tooth and gums with a q-tip. It was spicy but took down the pain by about 70% within 10 minutes. I don't have an infection, so I can vouch that garlic helps lessen the pain of a toothache after dental work. Still aches some but improved!
Had a root canal procedure done Thursday. By that night, I was having horrible pain. By the next day, I was having excruciating pain. I could not function the pain was so intense. Went on like this taking antibiotics and pain killers and for relief.
Found this web site and put garlic in a press let it sit then put it on the painful spot above the tooth and it burned soooo bad! But with in a couple minutes the pain was so much less. Garlic was the only thing that worked! Such relief! Thank you!
Garlic worked! I had a toothache that was followed by a headache. I was so miserable that after about an hour laying in agony, I checked earthclinic for some help.
I got a clove of garlic, cut it up, and waited a few minutes to let the enzymes be released as someone mentioned. I then fried a bit with olive oil and before it turned brown, I removed it from the pan. When it cooled a bit, I applied on my gum, right above the teeth that hurt. Right away I experienced some relief. I sucked the juices of the garlic and even chew on a few. The pain is gone! I am amazed!!!
Wow- super impressed. I'm two weeks away from having a baby and started to get a pretty bad toothache tonight. I was freaking out thinking about the fact I wouldn't want to get x-rays right now, don't want to have tooth work done while preggo, don't want to take meds... so jumped on here to see if there were any recommendations. Saw the garlic posts and decided to throw some fresh garlic in my garlic press, mix it with olive oil (all I have is regular extra virgin olive oil for cooking), and do the oil pulling w/ the added pressed garlic. Swished it around for 8 minutes (couldn't handle the burn for the full 10- OW! ) and viola! No tooth pain whatsoever now. Thank you again EC community!!