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Old 06/05/11, 10:25 AM
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Any old-timey, folk remedies for toothache?

I got a tooth ache, that's not giving up. Went to the dentist Friday, and he checked things...no cracks in a crown...gums look good, but every time I eat, or drink something hot or had a few bites of cantaloupe a few minutes ago, and the pain is unreal. Anyone have any suggestions to tide me over till I can get back in and have him pull it if need be. Do they still make Anbesol? Isn't there some old time remedy with cloves?

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It's in a molar? I would have it removed, no matter how supposedly good it looks. It there is any "metal" near the meridian at the root, it's just shorting out there.

As far as tooth issue remedies CoQ10 capsules- bite open and squirt all the contents on the gums and tooth. Clove oil is also antiseptic and helps.

Heres a couple of charts of the teeth and each electrical system that meridian goes to.

http://www.naturalworldhealing.com/D...fo/biolog2.jpg
http://behmnaturaldentistry.com/wp-c..._front_sm1.jpg

I have heard a couple of naturopaths say 90% of breast cancers are caused by meridian issues from crowns, root canals, fillings,etc. I will post some links on the subject of rootcanals and breast cancer--
http://www.google.com/search?q=root+canal+breast+cancer+link&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
Honestly, just in my opinion, if I had a tooth that had any dental filling, root canal, crown, etc, that hurt.... It would be gone. It's not worth the risk of leaving it in the body.

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Old 06/05/11, 10:40 AM
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You can tried ground cloves or pure clove oil. It sounds like to me that you have a cracked tooth or the beginning of an abcess.

http://www.learningherbs.com/toothache_remedy.html

http://www.ehow.com/how_4434849_inst...toothache.html

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Old 06/05/11, 10:45 AM
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Swish some Kentucky whiskey around in there....then swallow.

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Old 06/05/11, 10:56 AM
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Oragel makes a good mouth wash for mouth sores & such.... I have a broken molar in the back that was killing me and after my 3rd swishing, it was noticeably better. Cheaper, less flavorful option could be swishing with peroxide.

Sorry your tooth hurts

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Almonds are great for toothaches. Use a sensitive tooth toothpaste, sounds more like that than a cavity.

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Old 06/05/11, 12:52 PM
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French tarragon has a numbing effect

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Old 06/05/11, 12:57 PM
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Try putting pure vanilla extract on it. I know it sounds strange but it helps. Put it all around the gum line.

Then go and see a dentist.

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Old 06/05/11, 01:21 PM
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I've had a lot of luck with oil of oregano. Not just easing pain, but it seemed to actually kill the infection. Any health store will have it, I went to Vitamin Shoppe. Put a few drops in a little olive oil and rub it on and around the bad tooth. It's not how much you use, but how often. I put it on every couple of minutes until it feels better.

A few years back I had pain that had nothing to do with the tooth that seemed to hurt. An x-ray showed the only problem was with a wisdom tooth....had that pulled and all was well.

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Swish some Kentucky whiskey around in there....then swallow.
Or Tennessee Repeat until you no longer know you have a tooth
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Sinus infection can mimic tooth pain. I heartily second the oil of oregano idea before having an extraction, especially if your dentist found nothing wrong. It'll come in capsules. Break one open and surround the tooth with the gel and try to hold it there. Then swallow a couple WITH FOOD. and keep up a regimen for at least three days.

Oil of clove is immediate and temporary. Maker's Mark will sooth your soul.

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Old 06/05/11, 03:01 PM
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put salt at the gum line.

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Sensodine toothpaste for the sensitivity.
Oil of Orageno capsules for any infection that may be building in there.

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Old 06/05/11, 04:11 PM
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Wow...I just gargled, swished, rinsed and spit a shot of spiced rum. Followed that with a quick shot of orajel to the tooth that hurts. I had no idea it would numb my mouth so effectively. Thanks for all the suggestions, folks. Think this will tide me over till I can get in to have him take another look!

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I like a couple shots of whiskey, 4 or 5 more shots of whiskey, followed quickly by a shot of whiskey. When I was rich, it was Jack Daniels. Now that I'm poor, its Old Crow. I'm so ashamed....

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i like a couple shots of whiskey, 4 or 5 more shots of whiskey, followed quickly by a shot of whiskey. When i was rich, it was jack daniels. Now that i'm poor, its old crow. I'm so ashamed....
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Old 06/05/11, 05:54 PM
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Native Americans chewed wintergreen roots for toothache. Wintergreen grows everywhere up here - don't know about Ohio.

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I like a couple shots of whiskey, 4 or 5 more shots of whiskey, followed quickly by a shot of whiskey. When I was rich, it was Jack Daniels. Now that I'm poor, its Old Crow. I'm so ashamed....
And who says a generic prescription is the same as a name brand
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Old 06/05/11, 06:26 PM
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You right about that, buddy. It's not necessarily the effect, it's the pride factor. For instance, I had a deep understanding with Jack Daniels, a nearly spiritual feeling. The feeling you would have with your true love. We understood each other and took a great deal of pleasure in each other's company, me and Jack Daniels. Old Crow?? I just nail it fast as I can and try not to think about how cheap it is. You know?? Tennessee sipping whiskey is the real thing. Kentucky whiskey is a cheap date.

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Old 06/05/11, 11:42 PM
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I like to swish with peroxide.

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Old 06/06/11, 05:36 AM
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Swish some Kentucky whiskey around in there....then swallow.
You forgot the repeat as neccesary part

Seriously packing a sore tooth with whiskey soaked cotton ball really does help toothaches and it don't make you tipsy.
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Rinsing with whiskey, (any brand) will help, especially when you hold it on the tooth. Don't have to swallow.

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I had a tooth ache that started at the begining of a long holiday weekend. Anbusol and/or clove oil kept the pain down to where I could handle it while I was awake. In order to sleep I had a vicadine just before bed. Good stuff man. Went to the dentist on tuesday and had a root canal.

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I had a guy that I needed to work for one day before a rain came he had a bad toothache it even swelled his face. I went to a tree called a toothache tree and got some of the inner bark and gave it to him and asked him to chew it. It numbed his hole mouth and about 4 PM he came to me asked for more. He couldn't asy enough about it. The tree is Zanthoxylum elava-herculis L. also called Hercules-Club,Prickly Ash,toothache tree,Tear Blanket, Sting Tongue.
You can find it in the Trees of Arkansas by Dwight M. Moore and is sold by the Arkansas Forestry Commission in Little Rock. Phone Number is 501-296-1940

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I had an aunt that would just go get the plyers and yank it out. Didnt cost a dime. lol

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Old 06/06/11, 05:33 PM
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Ginger helps. Fresh ginger is best. Just skin and chop up the ginger and wedge it right next to the tooth that's hurting you. Ginger has antimicrobial properties and a numbing effect so it helps with the pain and gets the bugs out. If the infection is deep in there though, only a root canal or tooth pull will make the pain go away for good.

Good luck with your tooth. I am sorry it's hurting you

ETA: Old Vet's advice about Prickly Ash (toothache tree) is something I've heard before too but never tried. My husband has though and he swears by it. Also, I wanted to say that they do have wintergreen in Ohio. We had it all over our woods when I lived in NE Ohio.

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If you were closer You could make free with a bunch of Toothache trees on my wooded tract in middle East Texas. It's so effective, I've wondered what would get numb if a bunch of the bark was dumped in noisy neighbors hot tub. Never mind...Glen

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If you were closer You could make free with a bunch of Toothache trees on my wooded tract in middle East Texas. It's so effective, I've wondered what would get numb if a bunch of the bark was dumped in noisy neighbors hot tub. Never mind...Glen
If you look at the real name of the tree you will find out that it will numb just about anything it touches as long as it is mixed with water like chewing. Zanthoxylum is used to numb most anything expectantly in the mouth.
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I use the peroxide rinse, ever 2-4 hrs. apart til it lets up. If that don't do it i git it removed!

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Try putting pure vanilla extract on it. I know it sounds strange but it helps. Put it all around the gum line.

Then go and see a dentist.
I can see why it works. Vanilla is vodka that vanilla beans have soaked in. http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how...nilla_extract/
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