Clove oil (number one recommendation on many sites)
warm salt water gargle
cold or hot compresses on the side of face
ice cubes in paper towel on tooth area
pure vanilla extract on cottonball on tooth
combine vanilla and cloves on cottonball
stuff wet tea bag or frozen tea bag on wisdom tooth area
clove of garlic with rock salt on tooth
avoid hot and cold, stick with warm for a few days
rinse mouth out with peroxide
From Home Remedies:
- Mix 2 drops of clove oil with 1/8 teaspoon olive oil. Soak a cotton ball with this mixture and place it on the tooth, bite down gently on the cotton ball to keep it in place. Leave it there for some time as clove oil contains eugenol, which is a natural pain killer and antibacterial.
- Place a small piece of onion on the paining tooth; onion also has bactericidal properties which will help to decrease your pain.
I also HIGHLY recommend these products for help with teeth and gums!
Here are some sites to help:
Best Toothache Relief
Pain Relief 101
Home Remedies Toothache Relief
Home Remedy Comments
Wisdom Tooth Wisdom
Here's an interesting trick from the Askville site:
Use some more ice on your hand. Here's a neat trick developed by pain researcher Ronald Melzack, Ph.D., of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Rub a piece of ice on the V-shaped area between your thumb and forefinger for five to seven minutes, until that area goes numb. This treatment significantly eases tooth pain by sending impulses along the same pathways that toothache pain travels. The impulses close the gate on incoming pain messages--in effect, shutting off the ache.
Another thing to think about from a comment on a forum:
If you are female and have wisdom teeth pain, check your calendar and see if you aren't near a time when you would be pre-menstrual and retaining water. Many women retain water in their upper and lower jaws and it will cause impacted teeth, such as wisdom teeth, to become inflamed and hurt.
If you are retaining water, then diuretics are a good solution. Even something as simple as adding lemon juice to a glass of water will help you to clear out the retained fluids. Celery is another natural diuretic. Avoiding salty and processed foods will help, too.
Rules of thumb for wisdom teeth:
- Eat soft foods, such as gelatin, pudding, or a thin soup. Gradually add solid foods to your diet as healing progresses.
- Do not use a straw for the first few days. Sucking on a straw can loosen the blood clot and delay healing.
- After the first day, gently rinse your mouth with warm salt water several times a day to reduce swelling and relieve pain.
- Women who decide to have their wisdom teeth removed should try to schedule the surgery for the end of their menstrual cycle (usually days 23 through 28). There seems to be less risk of dry socket during this time
PS. If you are getting fillings put in for cavities, make sure they don't contain mercury. Mercury fillings (just like mercury vaccines) can cause a lot of problems, including memory loss and infertility.
PSS. Here's some interesting ideas/point of view for alternatives to a root canal. I saw that possibility in several comments in my toothache research, and then a friend said she was having a root canal, so I thought I'd look it up. :)
http://www.curetoothdecay.com/Root_Canal/alternative_to_root_canal.htm -a bit strange