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!
I am so grateful for this website... Recently I had been suffering from tooth sensitivity. It started where I couldn't tolerate anything hot but then it got worse and I could drink or eat anything hot or cold. I rinsed my mouth with salt water and peroxide. I tried special mouth washes and applied oral analgesic to the affected area at night which numbed my mouth for a short time. I also took Ibuprofen, tried taking Echinacea which at first seemed to give me a slight bit of relief. I called my dentist and described my symptoms and the fact that was a tooth he had put a crown on (two years ago), he said for sure I would need a root canal. I do not have dental insurance and he said it could run about $500 or more. I panicked, I started searching the web.
I found Earth Clinic and started reading the testimonials about tooth pain and garlic. Well, I had nothing to lose by trying this, after all I was desperate and I don't have $500 to spend not to mention the pain of having a root canal. Well, let me tell you, after putting the first clove of garlic in my mouth and biting down on it where I was having the pain I felt the burn, yah; just like everyone mentioned, if you can put up with the burn for about 10 mins you will feel relief. It's true! I have only done this once so far and I do feel some relief. I plan on doing this several more times today and I pray I will not need the root canal. I felt I needed to share this with anyone else who is experiencing tooth discomfort. Hey just try it...... What do you have to lose, you will have some burning and I did have extra saliva but it is so worth it. Thanks to everyone who shared their stories on Earth Clinic. Thank God for natural remedies like this one. Karensiesta :o)