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.
21 Jan 2016
Try rubbing Vicks vapor rub on your face where the nerve endings are along the jawline. I read that this takes away the pain instantly. Also gargle with Listerine and hold it in your mouth where the pain is and then spit it out... This provides temporary relief. I hope this helps
9 Apr 2016
I had a severely broken back tooth and experience excruciating pain... I tried everything Tylenol ,ibuprofen, ice, warm salt water, Vicks rub ( which helped a little) and mouth rinse... nothing took it away so I could sleep. Then I remembered Alum it's a seasoning. Taste like a raw lemon and will make your mouth pucker and water but it totally works! Instantly! It will numb your mouth and take the pain away. Also works great for mouth sores... I would put it on the sores caused by my braces kept them from infection and healed them very quickly. Like I said tho it taste absolutely horrible but it's worth it and the taste does go away... just apply it liberally repeatedly as necessary.
4 Mar 2016
I had real bad tooth pain from a cavity right when I was getting ready to go to sleep. I knew I wouldn't get any sleep if I didn't do anything. I'm not big on pain pills so I searched my bathroom for relieve. That's when I found some sugar free chloraseptic cough drops. (The ones you use when your throat is sore) I placed the cough drop in the area and moved it around with my tongue. it instantly numbed the area and the pain was relieved! Hope this helps for temporary relieve.
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.
20 Mar 2016
Ok guys I have a really bad toothache ive tried numbin it with ice and took advil and ibprofine. Together I take 1200 mg every 6 hours. It's alot put pain won't go away. I even got drunk thinkin it would numb it so I could sleep but as soon as I layed down it just throbbed what can I do
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!
9 Apr 2016
ok ok nothing ive seen as far as answers here is right.
this is the #1 answer for sure .
go to right aid buy red cross tooth ache kit . it comes with cotton balls and a tweezers dip the cotton ball in the liquid and stuff it in the tooth hole and thats it. wait 1 min and your done . trust me this works
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.
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