The gums around my teeth, that have a cavitiy in them hurt very badly. I have taken Ibuprofen, tylonal and nothing seems to touch the pain.
9 Jun 2015
Going back and forth in three hour intervals of Tylenol and ibuprofen will help. Also use Listerine or hydrogen peroxide and hold it near the affected area for a minute or two. Also regularly sip cool but not cold water and make sure you're plenty hydrated but not more than 2 gallons per day. The hydrogen peroxide may burn initially because of cleaning the affected area but within five minutes or so it should stop the pain for a longer period until the medicine takes affect. Just make sure the area is very clean as often as possible. Use The hydrogen peroxide to finish bubbling out anything that may still be in the area and ridding any infected area of debris.Hope this helps, it worked for me.
29 Mar 2013
You should really be alarmed!I was in that situation before th dr diagnosed me with Neuropathy!I did some research and find out that an previous tooth extract caused severe damage to my nerve endings in my mouth!we should never treat the symptom we can create more damage its 2013 and iv only experienced this severe toothache now and the extraction took place 20years ago!strange hey!previous mouth surgery can damage your nerve ending!I no!because iv experienced it and th only surgery I had was that extraction than.we must be proactive with our whole Being!its the only Body we have!all of th best.
13 Dec 2014
Hi. What I do when I have tooth pain (besides Orajel) is gather together all the different OTC pain meds I can find in my medicine cabinet. Really! My bf suggested it. So I take one or two aspirin, ibuprofen, Tylenol, acetaminophen (is that Tylenol?), naproxen... whatever I have. And not once has that not worked!
22 Oct 2015
Truth is I tried a MILLION Remedies and medicines today nothing can help a bad toothache, I have taken a hydrocodone 7.5 and 2 perkaset 10's today nothings helped it I gargled with warm salt water and I have tried proxide and alcohol. I have tried mouthwash . and mouthwash for sores. orajel !! should I keep goin? GO TO THE DENTIST IF POSSIBLE. Like I am
10 Nov 2014
I know this is an old thread but after reading 5million posts since I have been in agony on and off for 5 weeks with severe pain..swollen jaw non stop throbbing that everytime i thought would go away it simply moved to a new spot on my mouth..ive been on minocycline and percocet and no relief.it actually got bad enough I cut my gums with an exacto blade to relieve pressure..the one thing that finally worked was oregano oil I got from a herbal shop.I applied it directly to the swollen area and tooth then swallowed the run off..finally 48 hours minimal pain just a slight ache every now and then. I hope this helps someone cause jeez I know how horrible any pain in The mouth can get and how relentless they can be too.
18 Sep 2015
I know this is old but I have a guaranteed way to stop the pain.
Years ago I had the worse pain I ever felt. My tooth pain and inflammation was so severe that I could only consume room temperature liquids.
A friend of mine handed me something and said "try this"
I took the "POWDERY WHITE SUBSTANCE" just a tiny grain of rice sized piece and rubbed it on my gumbs right where the pain was.
It tasted awful, but I swear the pain went from 100 to zero in about 60 seconds.
I was so relieved of the pain that my eyes started to tear--I almost cried that's how fast it worked and wasn't suffering anymore.
I then took some some antibiotics so the inflammation and swelling went down.
The thing is, I only had to do it once.
I highly recommend you find your friendly neighborhood "pharmacist" at get the lowest amount he'll sell you. $20 - $30 but you only need a grain of rice sized bit.
Just wet the tip of your finger on your tounge and just a tiny dab will do.
11 Dec 2014
I used an off label OTC med. Called "Kanka" made for canker sores but didn't have orajel on time and pain hurt to bad and on a weekend of course! The Lanka is amazing it numbs stronger than anything but heals infection great. Guess its because canker sour is open sore and its heals that why not tooth infection. Worked for years I tell all with toothache the same and I get big thank you later and smiles at no more pain. Only down side don't drink after you apply it . it creates a film were ever you put it but numbs great even though shows same major pain med in orajel works much stronger just can't explain why. But works! If you drink it will wash it away. Other one is warm salt water swish. Not hot not cold but good warm. Warm will sooth salt is naturally healing. Don't drink swish ( slowly carefully if in major pain) and spit out or open mouth and let fall out. Some spit hard it it can hurt. Swishing quick can cause pain to just go slow.
At times of severe pain I'd swish and just hold a bit so salt water sat on bad tooth area. Warm does sooth . hot can be more painful just like ice water if you teeth are sensitive to hot and cold. I do just below hot but warmer than room temp. But for severe pain Kanka. If dentist OK amoxacillian anti biotic works good for bad infection but ladies... Yeast infection alert here. Of course not all will get one but common for this med. I get doc to order diflucin ( pill for yeast infection) take it 24 hours after start antibiotic and usually don't get it. Yeah who needs tooth ache and yeast infection at same time. Hope this helps. Kanka has saved many teeth from being pulled. Salt water more for minor issue with teeth before major bad.
11 Dec 2014
I would NOT be without Myrrh Extract Tincture as I have a kinda chronic tooth issue and when it flairs up I hit it with the Myrrh and it goes away. I saved myself from a major dental work, as dentists would love to do their work and make their money.
Grape seed extract for 19 yrs I've been taking it, also keeps gums healthy... check it out...
3 Sep 2015
Some home remedies are to put an asprin on the tooth/cavity or use clove oil. I can attest to the fact that clove oil did help me though it tastes just like you would expect it to taste. You also may want to try Oragel Extra Strength OTC at the drug store. Walmart may even carry it, matter of fact I think they do. You may find it either in the toothpaste aisle for adults or in the baby aisles somewhere. If it can make a teething baby stop crying it might just offer you enough comfort to make it through 8 hrs of sleep.
19 May 2015
So I wanted to say about the cold water is once you get into the habit it can be hard to break and it can make the pain much worse as after a while your teeth begin to throb. I have cried over the pain that in the beginning was mild irritation. The best thing to do when that happens is to suck it up and deal with it until the throbbing goes away.
As an EMT who once had their stomach pumped don't take all of the over the counter pain killers. That just spells disaster.
24 Mar 2015
From what I experienced, it may help to hold cold water in your mouth, replenish it constantly (when it goes warm). I'm going through this type pain right now. Generally, before it's severe pain, you will have some warning sign a tooth needs attention. Don' wait, get it taken care of then.
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