As I am typing the following words, I am also healing from endless toothache. Recently, lost almost everything from house to business and everything else but happy to be with my family! Moved to to another city. Started looking for any job just to earn a living and feed my kids, finally got a job; today the second day and this toothache.... Not now! Came early from work no money to go to a dentist, called few of them and they are asking hundreds to pull it out... All I got was $100 with me and that is it. Suffered severly from the pain and being a man to cry is really bad, but tears come with no stopping... so came across this site and after reading all these beautiful results, jumped to the kitchen and did what others have done, and the pain is gone!!!!!!!!!!!!! By the way spend money on pain killers, such as Advil and etc, and the self claimed RAPID RELIEF(SENSODYNE) TOOTHPASTE" please do not waste your hard earned $ on these very useless products".
For now I am 99% pain free and thank you very very much for those who created this site, and all those who shared their pain relief and pain free methods!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And at last thank to Almighty God who HAVE blessed us with so many herbs, plants and the nature that houses them!
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)
I need to let you know that doing a root canal is bad for you. Do some research and you will not like what you will see. Just have your tooth pulled out. Again don't do a root canal please. What they do is remove all of the inside of your tooth and fill it and now you have a dead tooth in your mouth. After a few months it will have bacteria spreading all over your body. Then you will have other problems.
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....
OMG! I can't believe the garlic on tooth method DID bring immediate relief! After waking up from sleep, my back upper tooth was throbbing so bad tears wouldn't stop. This always happens when my system gets too acidic. I can count on the tooth problem flaring as my gauge to myacid/alkaline state out of balance.
I made myself get to this site, (which I use for everything ), tried the garlic & NO MORE PAIN!
I've used this site for myself, friends, & pets, ALWAYS an excellent source for info. Thank you so very much AGAIN!
May the Blessings of ONE Be With Us ALL!
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!
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 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.
A few weeks back, when I was experiencing the worst toothache of my life (on a tooth that I was told to have a root canal on a few years back).
I used garlic as needed, every time the pain started I would slice a tiny piece off and hold it between my gums and lip. I also made garlic tea and gargled Hydrogen Peroxide every other night. (Only con: I smelled like garlic for a few days)
The pain slowly subsided each day, and after 4 days it was COMPLETELY better. Within a week, the pain and tenderness was 100% gone.
PLEASE try this before going to the dentist... It sounds so ridiculous but it really does work. I was ready to schedule an emergency appointment because the pain was so severe; I just wanted someone to pull it out, I couldn't even think straight. Garlic worked like a Vicodin for the pain and must have eventually killed the infection... I have no clue what it did, but it worked.
Earth Clinic has had this result for me many times but this time I felt I had to come back to donate $15 to the website; this site is so SO valuable. As a person with no health insurance, I'm SO thankful for all of the contributors and the site itself.
My daughter was told to chew a clove of garlic and her tooth ach and the swelling would go away in 5mins. she said it was gone.
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 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.
It would be a good idea to drape a wet, warm as you can tolerate black tea bag over the tooth for 20-30 min. (keep spitting) to help pull out remaining blood and/or pus.
Something I found very helpful.
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!!
I use "cloves of garlic". Slice cloves of garlic, use a bit of olive oil in a sauce pan, fry "ever so lightly", barely browning. The less you fry it, the more medicinal power the garlic has.
Take the "toasted garlic slices", when a bit cooled - pack between the gum & the cheek. Let set as long as you can, sucking the juices out of the garlic into the mouth. (about 10-15 min). When you are tired of holding the garlic between the cheek and gums, then chew the garlic with the tooth or teeth infected.... May need a 2nd or 3rd application a few hours later (depending on how bad the infection is).
Stops the pain and clears the infection. Usually works the 1st time, every time.
I have used this method every time I have had a tooth infection and I have never had to have the tooth removed.
p.s. Garlic must be slightly fried .. so it does not "burn" the inside of the gum or cheek from the natural strong juices of the garlic.