So I went to the 24hr grocery store right down the road from my house, and I bought some freshly-googled home remedies to see if any of them will subside the pain :((( I’ll update as I see results… 1 being least helpful and 10 being most helpful.
salt water: 3/10 - Maybe I just didn’t get the water hot enough, but this only lasted about 2-3 minutes. It would temporarily decrease the amount of pain, but it still hurt. :(
2 Aleve pills: 1/10 - Didn’t work, which was kind of astounding really as this usually seems to solve all my problems, but it didn’t.
peppermint herbal tea: ??/10 - This seems like the best option. Have yet to try.
saltine crackers: ??/10 - I have yet to try this. Kind of iffy, though.
mouthwash: 10/10 - This is amazing. Kind of bad though, because this took the pain away 100%—however, you can’t really keep using mouthwash over and over to get rid of the pain because of the chemicals in mouthwash (overuse will probably eat at the enamel on your teeth).
vanilla extract: 0/10 - This did nothing, except leave a sweet taste in my mouth.
rum/whiskey: I didn’t try this, actually. I have none on hand. :P
Tylenol PM: I’m going to take a couple of these before I go to bed. We’ll see what kind of sleep I get tonight.
Thank you for all your responses and everything!! It really helps!! I went back to the store and bought some chicken and stars soup (soup of the gods, with magical healing powers) so I’m going to sip on that and play some Harvest Moon before I hit the hay ♥
- - - - -
I have the worst toothache in the world. Period. I think it’s a cavity of mine, I think a filling is finally coming loose or something but I’m definitely calling the dentist tomorrow if I can’t get it to stop hurting. It’s hurting so bad it’s giving me a killer headache, and it’s like, I can feel the toothache in my neck because of the nerves in the teeth and jaw and such. I couldn’t sleep at all last night because it was hurting so bad. ; ~;
Hopefully the dentist tomorrow will give me meds and such, or I’m hoping they’ll do something about it tomorrow.
What do you guys do for toothaches? Is there any sort of medicine you recommend that works for you?