I need a remedy for a bad tooth ache?

my bottom left wisdom tooth is coming in and my gum hurts bad what can i do without going to the dentist

4 comments

  • msjerge

    Although there haven’t been clinical trials on natural remedies for toothache to date, these are two home remedies that have been used in folk medicine to reduce tooth pain.

    1) Clove Oil Compress
    Clove oil contains eugenol, a natural pain killer and antibacterial. Mix 2 to 3 drops of pure clove oil with 1/4 teaspoon olive oil. Saturate a cotton ball with the mixture and place the cotton ball beside the tooth.

    If the toothache involves a molar at the back of your mouth, you can bite down gently on the cotton ball to keep it in place. Leave it there for as long as possible (but don’t go to sleep with it in your mouth.) Pain relief should begin quite rapidly.

    Side effects
    Undiluted clove oil inside the mouth can causing burning, tissue or nerve damage, and pain. In large doses, clove oil taken orally can cause vomiting, sore throat, seizure, difficulty breathing, kidney failure, or liver damage.

    Children, pregnant or nursing women, and people with diabetes, kidney or liver disease or bleeding disorders should avoid taking clove oil.

    2) Activated Charcoal Compress
    Activated charcoal is available at many drug stores and natural health food stores.

    Mix two teaspoons of activated charcoal powder with just enough water to make a paste. Apply it to a piece of gauze and place the gauze on the tooth. Bite down.

    See your doctor if:
    if pain lasts longer than one or two days
    you have a fever
    you have trouble breathing or swallowing
    you have chest shoulder or arm pain
    there is a foul discharge

  • Swash some salty water around in your mouth. Its one of those old wives remedies but it works!

  • deedee4u

    Try taking some Aleve or Tylenol.

    Always read label, to make sure you can take it.

  • Swish several times a day with Hydrogen Peroxide and take Excedrin or Tylenol every 4 hours. The Hydrogen Peroxide is amazingly healing to the gums and any mouth pain.

    Hydrogen Peroxide is in the drug store usually on the bottom shelf next to the rubbing alcohol.

    I hope this helps.

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