Ailment: Toothache

Remedy: Garlic

Garlic, healing properties, how to avoid bad breath, garlic tea, how to make garlic oil.

Visitors personal experiences with Garlic




Comment posted by Karen of Street, Somerset, England on 15 November 2014 at 17:33       3034

YES
Wow! Waiting for root canal treatment for a upper rear molar. Have seen dentist and been prescribed antibiotics but agreed would take as a last resort. Been taking ibuprofen and paracetamol but maxing out on them and pain relief only lasting a couple of hours. Popped a slither of fresh garlic on the tooth and held it there for a couple of mins. Pain that followed was immediate and excruciating but after about 10 mins it subsided and I was left nearly pain free for about 5 hours. Managed to sleep. Repeated when I woke and am now placing between my cheek and gum which I find less painful than gripped between my teeth. This is so effective!




Comment posted by Hhhl of Warwick, UK, England on 14 November 2014 at 7:36       3031

YES
This works! I had to have root canal today but last night I thought my tooth would explode it was so painful and I had had the max pain killers that stopped working. Cut a slither of garlic, placed it on my gum above my tooth. Eyes watered and burnt a bit but held with it for 10 mins. Didn't think it was working, half an hour later I was in bed and fast asleep, no pain! Better than any pain killer. Woke at 4 am with pain, did same thing and worked again.




Comment posted by sean of nor cal, CA, USA on 10 November 2014 at 11:47       3023

YES
Wow I'm so thankful I looked at this page, I have had a broken tooth for about a year. The last three months have been brutal, so today I was going to get a pair of plyers and yank it out but that didn't sound good, then I was going to have my buddy hit me in tooth but I was afraid he would knock me out, so one last effort I jumped on the web and found this wonderful advice. It's been 45 mins and the pain has reduced a lot. I'm so thankful. zzzzz.zzz




Comment posted by Ryan of Keystone, CO, USA on 7 November 2014 at 5:30       3008

YES
I woke up at about 3 am with horrible toothache and a visible abscess. I tried a salt pepper paste which help very briefly. After I cut a couple garlic gloves and placed a sliver on the infected area for about 40 minutes, as well as eating some of the clove. The abscess had gone down about 80% since this morning and the pain is only a dull pain. After lunch I will suck and chew on another and give an update.




Comment posted by Sean of Indianapolis, IN, USA on 3 November 2014 at 23:34       3003

YES
I had an abcessed tooth and could not afford dental at the time as I was unemployed. The infection was spreading and the right side of my face was swelling and the pain was unbearable. So I went online seeking a remedy and read about the natural antibiotic properties of raw garlic and it's effectiveness against tooth infections, namely various types of cocci bacteria. So I minced an entire bulb of garlic and spread it on a piece of whole grain bread and ate it and went to sleep. When I awoke the pain was completely gone and I noticed that the abcess along the bottom of the infected tooth had softened and receded. I continued eating an entire bulb of garlic with bread and butter 3 times daily for 2 days afterward until completely healed. It truly works!




Comment posted by Donna of Burlington , NC , USA on 3 November 2014 at 21:25       3002

YES
I agree about the garlic...I currently have an abscess tooth and hate the dentist. Well i have been talking the garlic now for a day or two ( i have the 1000mg pill). I take two a day. As for the pain it never occurred to me to put the garlic directly on the tooth. I didn't want it to hurt even worse but i have found something other than garlic for those who cant take the taste. I put a small amount of Frankincense around the infected area and poof pain gone...also look up the other things this is good for. Thanks for the additional advice on the garlic.




Comment posted by Antonia of London, London, England on 26 October 2014 at 11:26       2985

YES
I was in serious pain!!! And I have a high pain threshold as I have had a baby with no pain relief and also have gall stones! My tooth had been hurting for days but I was controlling it with pain killers until today!!! Nothing was working and stupidly I even went over the recommended dosage in hope of a little relief. 1 hour ago I was in tears not feeling like I could take the pain. Then I read your comments thank God!! I'm a fussy eater but the idea of instant relief had to be done. I got a clove of garlic placed some in the gum and also chewed!!! And the pain was instantly relieved not 100% gone still a slight throb. But I can say it's amazing!!!!! God is soo good.




Comment posted by sonshyne of Charlotte, NC, USA on 20 October 2014 at 19:26       2972

YES
I tried warm salt and water, white potato, salt mixed with pepper, penicillin, tooth paste, aspirin, ibuprofen, apple cider vinegar, red pepper, vanilla extract, whole cloves, ground up cloves with olive oil, oil pulling, and maybe more I cant remember. God allowed me to try garlic powder and water mixed as a paste, Praise the Savior I'm pain free. Reading the comments made me laugh because I know the pain. I was about to scream at 3:30 am and scare the house.




Comment posted by Lindsay of Montreal, Quebec, Canada on 18 October 2014 at 7:57       2968

YES
Chewed 1/4 of a clove and placed it on the tooth that hurt. It burned like hell but the pain was gone in seconds. Miracle!!!!




Comment posted by Max of Manhattan, New York, USA on 16 October 2014 at 20:58       2965

YES
No words to explain, I got here about 20 mins ago and sliced a piece of garlic and just put it on the gum above the tooth and it burned for just a bit then the pain just slowly went away. I wasn't sure how to apply the garlic, but having read through the comments, it seemed like everyone was just winging it so I did the same. now I'm gonna sleep lol, cause just like all those other comments said, I honestly couldn't sleep, but im so happy that i dont even wanna sleep, cause this pain had me crippled for like 3 days, so im just gonna stay up and finish up work on my laptop and since i have the day off tomorrow as well i'll just sleep




Comment posted by MRevoX of Lynn, MA, USA on 13 October 2014 at 12:29       2953

YES
Had a painful toothache (broken inside, first molar). Tried other stuff first, doesn't work. Bash a clove of garlic until some juice came out and placed on affected tooth by the cheeks. Burns, but worth it after 15-20 mins.. Pain reduced A LOT! Thank you!




Comment posted by Amanda of Eagleville, MO, USA on 8 October 2014 at 22:3       2936

YES
Omg I am pain free after three hours of intense toothache. Pain that was causing me to cry and rock back in forth on my bed is now gone. I didnt have fresh or diced garlic but I had garlic powder so I mixed it with a little water to make a paste then put on gums next to tooth that was hurting and on top of it. Waited thru 10-15 min of burning pain and rinsed off with warm water. And now no pain to a vary dull pain.




Comment posted by aish of MONTREAL, QUEBEC, Canada on 8 October 2014 at 7:51       2935

YES
wow Allahamdullilah it has realeased more then half of pain already...thanksssss




Comment posted by Robin of High Desert, CA, USA on 6 October 2014 at 15:16       2929

YES
Reading all your comments I was hopeful. Well that was an hour ago, and I am pain free now! Thank you so much and God bless. Going to follow up with a dentist soon!




Comment posted by Julianne of Ardmore, PA, USA on 5 October 2014 at 16:53       2927

YES
Thank sweet baby Jesus! I was in tears about five minutes ago. Now I have a (much welcomed) burning sensation in place of the throbbing, ugly-cry inducing toothache that has been plaguing me for the past few days. I cut a sliver off of a clove of garlic, gave it a whack with the side of the knife to crush it, stuck it between my cheek and gum and literally within two minutes I was feeling relief. It has even reduced the ear and neck pain that was accompanying the tooth pain!! I am beyond thankful for this remedy!




Comment posted by Jake of Lehi, Ut, USA on 4 October 2014 at 16:56       2926

YES
I have a tooth that has been bothering me off and on for some time now. But out of nowhere, tonight it started hurting really bad. Rocking back and forth on the side of my bed bad. I got online to look for a remedy and saw a lot of people talking about garlic. So I chopped some up and placed it between by cheek and gum for 10 min and nothing really happened. In fact I would say that the pain got worse. I was about to give up on the idea of garlic helping my toothache, but decided to chew the garlic up to a pulp on the tooth that hurts. I bit half a clove of garlic and started chewing it and chewing it. It burnt my tongue so bad that I wanted to die, so I spit it out. And amazingly, the pain has gone down a lot. Enough to go to sleep. Totally worth it. Works great. I just need to eat garlic all the time.




Comment posted by DICK of FLO, FLO, USA on 29 September 2014 at 7:2       2907

YES
My Age 86 father told me about garlic, I did not think it would work, but it does! Do not use Advil which is on other posts here. It will make your gums swell and cause mouth ulcers plus it will cause you to loose your teeth. And you cant fight infections on Advil! Garlic works, god bless, peace!




Comment posted by Austin of Austin, Texas, USA on 25 September 2014 at 3:4       2895

YES
After a really bad toothache was keeping me from sleeping through the night, I was desperate to end the pain. I found this site and realized I had garlic powder in my kitchen. I began trying all the things I saw on the site. Clumping up the powder into a clove like thing and chewing it, mixing the powder in glass of warm water and swishing it around, and finally dousing the powder with some water and dabbling it with my index finger and rubbing around the affected area. Nothing seemed to work. After about an hour of this I gave up and tried to deal with it and sleep, only to realize that I was actually able to fall asleep. Somehow, it finally kicked in and the pain was gone. I was able to salvage the night and get a good sleep thanks to you guys. The only thing is that I woke up and now my entire left jaw and tongue are numb now, but it is better than have a gigantic pain in my mouth and a headache. Can't wait to get this tooth treated. Thank you again.




Comment posted by ALANGO of MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA on 22 September 2014 at 12:19       2884

YES
I was at my wits end! After a visit to my dentist 5 days ago I had a large tooth filled. I have had intense mind boggling pain ever since. I had tried everything under the stars from Pain-killers, Swishing warm salt to Anti-biotics but nothing eased the pain. Finally in desperation I tried the recommendation of your contributors and rubbed some Garlic around my tooth. All I can say is Thank-you all from the bottom of my heart! I have my sanity back. Pain-free for the last 15 minutes...still counting! Your advice is priceless! Thank-you all very much.




Comment posted by cahanna54 of Newberry, Fl, USA on 21 September 2014 at 0:32       2881

YES
Had a throbbing abscess on the left side of my face. The tooth broke off at the gumline. Cannot afford dental care. Didn't have any antibiotics. For the last two days the pain has been horrible. Found your website this morning. Tried a thin slice between my lip and the abscess. It does burn quite badly. I could only leave it in there for about a minute at a time. But the throbbing has stopped already, and the abscess has gone down a little bit. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this remedy. God bless you.




Comment posted by Anthonettrmd of Atlanta, GA, USA on 14 September 2014 at 12:9       2870

YES
Thank god for this site I have been in the worst pain due to two teeth for the past 4 days I took goody powders and orajel non stop I was in the worst pain even my face was sore . I couldn't talk all I wanted to do was lay down with a warm washcloth on my sore face and I did this for 4 days till on my Instagram on a page I saw natural remedies for tooth aches and it was using garlic I ran in my kitchen cut open the garlic and rubbed it on my gums and on my hurting tooth instant relief !!! I was so thankful thank you for sharing this remedy it helped me out in a huge way now I can talk but I still am going to take it easy because I don't want the tooth pain to come back .




Comment posted by Lamshwa of Shillong, Meghalaya, India on 2 September 2014 at 23:48       2848

YES
I actually used the garlic even before I found its benefits here....I dont know why, but it just seemed right at the time....I'm glad to see that there is proof to it...




Comment posted by Jeffin Cherian of Sunrise, Florida, USA on 31 August 2014 at 16:10       2835

Thank you so much! Seriously you saved my life. it's 2 am, and now I have relief. All thanks to you.




Comment posted by Grant of Munich, Bavaria, Germany on 30 August 2014 at 8:29       2834

YES
wow, thank the lord I found this site. After days of indescribable mind altering pain, drinking the kids Nurofen, swallowing iboprofin and gargling warm salt water I found this site. Its like a google oasis. None of the other meds or salt water worked for long but I have crushed cloves of garlic jammed into the gapping hole in my tooth for about 15 minutes now, and I can actually now function relatively normaly. The pain has actually almost fully subsided. There was a little burning sensation in the mouth but the agony of the toothache confused most other senses I had. It does work.




Comment posted by Nick of Bakersfield, CA, USA on 27 August 2014 at 12:55       2824

YES
I had a broken infected lower right molar. Haven't slept in two days maybe three hours because of the intense eye watering pain. Dentist wants two thousand for the treatment. Didn't have the money so I used honey and onion pieces as an antibiotic. Still had tons of pain though. Even two Norco 5/325 pain killers wouldn't work. Started chewing a fresh garlic clove every 30 minutes and left the pieces on the broken tooth. Burns at first but doesn't leave mouth too raw. WOW the pain is totally gone. Praise Jesus!!! For creating garlic. Please USE GARLIC CLOVES TO CURE TOOTH INFECTION AND KILL PAIN. DONT TRY ANYTHING ELSE FIRST. DONT USE PHARMACY ANTIBIOTICS UNTIL YOU TRY GARLIC FIRST!!!! you've been warned. God bless




Comment posted by S.M.Haris of karachi, sindh, Pakistan on 24 August 2014 at 12:20       2815

YES
I was having worst pain, can not explain in words. It is 7:16 am in Pakistan, just 20 minutes before i was searching what to do, and after 20 mints i am sharing it with you:) i simply chew it and have it in my mouth for 10 minutes. BY THE GRACE OF AL-MIGHTY ALLAH, it is resistible. THANX ALOT.




Comment posted by Donna of Allentown, PA, USA on 22 August 2014 at 10:38       2809

YES
I was suffering badly yesterday with my tooth/gum so sore I couldn't put any pressure on it and by night time I was ready to cry it hurt so bad. I googled natural remedies and found this site. I am happy to report after crushing garlic and sticking through the burn for 30 mins. The pain disappeared, I was able to sleep well. This morning my tooth doesn't hurt at all. Just some swelling at my jaw. :) Thank you !




Comment posted by Cazarina of Coventry, West Midlands , England on 21 August 2014 at 20:44       2808

YES
I had severe toothache for 48 hours, the dentist prescribed anti-biotics for an infection in a crown. I was in agony and sent home from work after breaking down in tears to my boss - the pain was unbearable and had taken over the whole right side of my face. I'd taken a concoction of strong prescription painkillers and anti-inflammatories along with gargling salt water and using bongella which reduced the pain slightly but it just came back after 3 hours. I found this website and was desperate so would try anything. I didn't have any fresh garlic in the house but had some garlic powder. I first started mixing in with water and swilling it around my mouth, this helped to numb the pain slightly but still not enough. I then applied the powder straight to my gums and just left it there to seep in which did sting a little bit at first. After 15 minutes I kid you not the pain had completely disappeared and I managed to get a whole nights sleep. I have woken up this morning in pain again but will be hoping for a repeat of last night. I will be fending off any vampires for a few days with garlic breath but whoever discovered the power of garlic is my hero!




Comment posted by vicky of looe, cornwall, united kingdom on 18 August 2014 at 14:0       2803

YES
I had the most unbearable tooth ache it hurt so much kept waking me up so i took pain killers didn't work. Salt rinse gave little relief. Searched google for answers and garlic is my new best friend. It tasted awful and stung like a bee but it works. No more pain! gonna try and sleep before kids wake up




Comment posted by dorah of johannesburg, gauteng, south africa on 17 August 2014 at 22:28       2799

YES
I went to see the dentist on friday, obviously I was in pain, he tried taking out my tooth but with no luck, it took him an hour 2 take it off, and it was coming out I pieces, oh my god, I was so tired and not 2 mention scared, he gave me some painkillers and antibiotics, on friday nite I slept well, but sat nite, yoh! it was bad the pain ah! I cried, the thought came to me, why don't u google, thank God I di, I crushed a glove of garlic, placed it in my mouth, it burned but it worked I left it there 4 da whole nite, I slept like a baby, thank u guys, thank u so so much, u saved me.




Comment posted by Steven of Melourne, FL, USA on 8 August 2014 at 9:2       2776

YES
My dental infection was very intense. No sleep all night, huge abscess on gum and right cheek of face swollen. I then got a both mainstream and home remedies. First tried putting slices of garlic on my gum for a few hours. The sting was intense and no benefit at that time. I was prescribed antibiotics. On that day I took 3 liposomal vitamin C and 10 garlic pills, On the next day, 2 liposomal (high dosage) vitamin C and about 20 garlic capsules. Nothing happened the first day, but by the next day after (today) the marble sized abscess on my gum gradually got smaller and eventually **vanished** over the course of that that day (between 9am to 3pm) and the face swelling went down 70% to 80% by the second day! Unfortunately, there is no way to know which of treatments was the breakthrough, the antibiotics, super vitamin C, or garlic capsules. But it leaves me with interesting questions. Is garlic more effective the prescription? Can prescribed antibiotics eliminate an abscess in just 1.5 days? Did the special liposomal C help the other two treatments. Next time I get a dental infection I will be ready with the home remedies and hit them aggressively while waiting until seeing the dentist is possible.




Comment posted by Korin of Honolulu, HI, USA on 25 July 2014 at 8:16       2735

YES
Yep!!! This works. Two old root canals on either side of my face both inflamed at the same time. Being an oregano oil lover, I began applying the oil on the gums where the abscess were. It hurt. A lot. Swallowing the oil via the saliva made me cry it was so bad. It was working but making me insane. So I meditated. And I saw the answer: garlic, salt water rinses and oil pulling. I'd never done any of those things before. So I googled garlic for tooth infections, and I found site after site saying YES. So I tried it. Of course it BURNS. The allicilin is a powerful antibiotic and burnsss, especially when the area is infected. My father always put cut garlic by my bedside when I was sick. And kept them there until it didn't bother me - the sign you are getting better. Anyway, I began garlicking, oil pulling and salt water rinses. Not only did the infection go away, but my smile is whiter from the oil and clean from the salt. So - yes - this WORKS. And has me realize again that most things we are told by modern medicine is damaging to the body and counters old wisdoms our anscesters used to love long lives.




Comment posted by m.mehmood akhtar of dhanwan kotli, azad kashmir, pakistan on 25 July 2014 at 4:21       2733

YES
Garlic is the best treatment for any kind of tooth infection. at this time garlic is in my mouth and i feel relife from pain.




Comment posted by Meredith Carpenter of Knoxville, TN, USA on 24 July 2014 at 18:56       2731

YES
Garlic saved me a trip to the dentist. I was having a slight annoying pain in my wisdom tooth that is broken and slightly decade. The next day the pain was excruciating!! I seriously wanted to pull it out myself with a pair of plyers ! I bought some orajel at work and it didn't do anything but numb my tongue! On my break I looked up some natural remedies. So before I left work I bought some fresh garlic (I work in a grocery store). After getting home eating taking a shower. I brushed and flooded my teeth. Rinsed my mouth out with hydrogen peroxide and a salt water rinse. By then my pain was hair pulling!! I have never had any problems with my teeth and haven't been to the dentist since I was a kid and I'm 31!! With the pain unbearable and crying my eyes out I ran for the garlic. Broke off a clove and put it between my broken tooth and cheek. It burned like hell at first but I was a solider!! Slowly but surely the burning let up and I noticed that the intense throbbing pain was almost completely gone!! I was able to sleep peacefully!! The next day I was in no pain at all!! Today the 3rd day I did experience a small amount of pain. Mostly a tenderness to the little bit of tooth that is still there and the gum area. So I got back out my trusty garlic and but a piece directly on the bit of tooth and gum area. Again it burned like hell but i road it out for almost an hour. I wanted to leave it in there until the burning stopped completely. Only a lil tender now but no pain. I only feel the slight tenderness when my tongue touches it when I swallow. I plan on using the garlic everyday until it is completely healed. I know garlic will heal this !! I'm already 75% there!!!I have no insurance and Im trying to stay clear of antibiotics cause I have a allergy to most of them.




Comment posted by F Johnson of Los Angeles, CA, United States on 23 July 2014 at 23:10       2724

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Yes! This really worked. Instead of grinding it, I just chewed it and yes, it stung, but it took my throbbing pain from an 8-9 to a 2-3 and then finally to a 1 or 0. I couldn't believe it. I had a good nights sleep. I had a hole in my tooth with the nerve exposed and I was planning on buying the dentemp stuff in the morning (would have had to drive far to a 24 hr pharmacy in the night). Now, I think I will continue to use garlic until I see the dentist. After the first grinding, I did wash with garlic powder. I actually find the chewing of the garlic to be a more comfortable experience than the powder and before bed tried to stuff my tiny hole with garlic (difficult) and rub the surrounding inflamed gum.




Comment posted by TSC of Chicago, IL, USA on 23 July 2014 at 5:35       2722

YES
I tried garlic for the pain in my tooth. It works like magic. Thank you.




Comment posted by mimi of Kingscliff, NSW, Australia on 21 July 2014 at 22:31       2719

YES
I crushed a clove of garlic with the side of a knife then placed it against the abscess fissure. I used a cotton ball against the garlic to stop it burning my tongue. I left it in place for 30 minutes or so. Complete relief. It's no longer draining or tender at all. I will do this again tomorrow and until completely healed.




Comment posted by Trisha of Los Alamitos, CA, USA on 21 July 2014 at 4:57       2716

YES
I had been in pain for three days before seeing my dentist on Thursday, he said you will have to see the endodontist (root canal dentist)on Friday for what he thought was a root canal. Pain was really bad by then. Friday morning I see the endodontist for a root canal which I was terrified but the pain of a throbbing back molar was WORSE. He informs me that root canal wouldn't save the tooth and the infection was bad it would have to be extracted by an oral surgeon. I thought easy they could recommend one for Friday afternoon right? WRONG none of the surgeons even take calls Friday afternoon. He prescribed antibiotics to relieve the infection as well as tylenol with codeine for the pain. I couldn't take the tylenol with codeine tablets because my husband was on business travel and I had to care for my kids. Pain increased and by Sunday morning I couldn't bear it any longer I tried the garlic paste with a little salt in it. I applied it to the tooth. I am not going to lie it hurt!! I kept it in for as long as I could probably 5 minutes. Then I couldn't believe it pain was gone! The paste relieved the pain for the next 4 hours! Not pleasant breath but hey it works!




Comment posted by tomtom of brisbane, QLD, Australia on 20 July 2014 at 18:5       2713

YES
Garlic powder on index finger. Instant relief. I was almost in tears before with a throbbing tooth and head.




Comment posted by Antony of Los Angeles, CA, USA on 15 July 2014 at 15:26       2701

YES
Part of my molar filling fell off and I learned I needed a root canal after a visit to the dentist. It wasn't until a couple days after the visit that I got these sharp pains from what the dentist said was an infection eating away my nerve. He said I should have been in incredible pain and I sure did feel it. Anyways, I've been waiting for the dreaded date for my root canal but in the meantime I've been taking Norcos and Vicodins which at first helped but then the pain started piercing through. The pain felt like Small parasite creature eating into my tissue. It was unbearable and was killing me 15 minutes ago. Saw this site and all the reactions and yes this does work. I sliced a garlic clove that I could just chomp down on where I was feeling pain. At first nothing happened, two minutes of small chomping it became mushy and started to burn my tongue and cheek and soon I felt it burning the infected area inside the tooth. Like a cleansing flame! I'm hooked to these cloves now. The burning feeling goes away, but I've been munching on these cloves and taking in the burning. I'd rather feel this than that dreaded nerve throbbing. Very happy despite the stinky breath.




Comment posted by Donald of Pensacola, Florida, USA on 13 July 2014 at 19:26       2694

YES
MAJOR Relief!




Comment posted by Michael of Cherry hill, NJ, USA on 8 July 2014 at 3:9       2681

YES
Wow. It works. As bad as my tooth hurt, and as close as I was to seriously grabbing some pliers and pulling it out myself, I almost wanted to be the first one to say don't drink the kook aide! They're all Martha Stewart wanna bes and just pretending to have all the answers! There can't be a home remedy that works so well and not one single person didn't get results.....BUT I WAS WRONG! It works. Like magic. My mind is blown. I went and got garlic, but also just spent about 30$ on a bunch of other crap "just in case". We'll I'm glad I saved my receipt. Do the garlic! Yes it burns and I'm on the verge of vomiting (I hate garlic) but if you have a REAL toothache, you know the desperate feeling to do anything... well do it. It works. Thanks you all!




Comment posted by rachellemarie of Philadelphia , PA, USA on 5 July 2014 at 6:43       2672

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thank god I came across this page!! considering it's the Fourth of July & I'm on vacation, it'd only be my luck to get the absolute worst tooth pain of my entire life! not sure what happened but out of no where I had the worst sharp pain in my nerve inside my cracked molar. it had never ever bothered me before, which I thought was odd. I tried almost everything! salt water, tea bags, using bread to mold into the hole, I searched everywhere for clove oil which I never found, & finally came across this page!! the thing is my sharp pain would come & go almost like contractions (weird I know) but it was absolutely unbearable!! I was laying down screaming, crying, & kicking my feet like a child throwing a tantrum! I am literally sitting down sucking on garlic that came in a jar, which I'm thinking maybe that's why I didn't feel any burning sensation? but I have yet to have the sharp pain return! I pray that I don't jinx myself! I am going to continue this as many times a day I can!!




Comment posted by Michelle of Slidell, LA, USA on 1 July 2014 at 8:8       2660

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I minced 2 cloves of garlic and packed it in between my gums and cheek next to my infected tooth. It burned and made my eyes water. I kept it on for about 10 minutes... The pain is gone!!! Thanks for your advice.




Comment posted by Lou123 of guernsey, channel islands, guernsey on 22 June 2014 at 18:49       2644

YES
Trying the garlic as we speak, first few minutes had to take the garlic out as pain extremely intense, but now back in and using fresh clove directly on teeth! Amazing!




Comment posted by penny of detroit, mi, USA on 22 June 2014 at 3:6       2643

YES
mashed up 1/2 garlic clove and applied to my gum where the pain was throbbing it burns really bad for the first 1-2 minutes my eyes watered and nose was running then subsides quickly left on for 30 minutes, but after I woke in the morning the pain was gone! I will repeat over next day or 2 to help with infection but now I can move my mouth again.




Comment posted by Ralph of Fort Collins, Colorado, United States on 16 June 2014 at 13:45       2630

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The late afternoon sun was beginning to sink behind the tree line and a toothache burst into life in the depths of my mouth. At first, I didn't pay much attention. Meh, it's just a toothache, It'll be over in a few hours, right? Wrong. The next day I woke up and I was practically blinded with the pain and I popped in some pain killers into my mouth and experienced some relief for a few hours. Then, after the effects of the pills died off, the pain returned, bigger, badder, and more torturing than ever before. I suddenly got immune to the pain killers and I was about to head over to the dentist to tear the whole tooth out. But then, as I tried my best to ignore the fire in my mouth, a sudden thought crossed my mind: Garlic. I've heard about the wonders of garlic and I was willing to give it a try. Firstly though, I got onto the internet and stumbled upon this page. I read the comments and was excited to see that everybody was talking positively about the remedy. So then I tried it out. It was incredible: Almost instatnly, I was able to open my mouth normally, I was able to talk normally, and the expression on my face didn't look like I had a cactus up my butt. The garlic grabbed my toothache by the back of the neck and threw it down the stairs, leaving me in a dream-like state, feeling nothing but instant soothing in my tooth and gum region. It was marvelous. I highly recommend garlic, not just for toothaches, but for many other bodily-related issues.




Comment posted by Sammie of Aurora, Colorado, USA on 14 June 2014 at 20:48       2623

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WOW! My jaw had popped really loud, and really hard, it felt like someone punched me which was expected, since of how hard my jaw popped. Well the day after that my tooth started huting, and now it hurts so bad my ear hurts, and it hurts to swallow at times. Fortunately I have some antibiotics left from a sinus infection I had a few months back *yeah I know shame on me for not taking them all* but plus because I can get a head start on this while I wait to get into the dentist. So I've tried everything under the sun to get my tooth to stop hurting. Warm rinses, ibprofren, tea bags, peroxide pultices, the works. I'm currently doing the Garlic powder mouth rinse, because I'm out of fresh garlic ironically, and thought during the rinse it stings like no other, my pain is dwindling down some. And I can do this before I go to work and be alright. At least until the antibiotics can do their job.




Comment posted by ijump of New York, NY, USA on 14 June 2014 at 12:32       2621

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Big yes. I have been on the lazy side of brushing my back wisdom teeth properly and developed the worst toothache of my life. All of the cartoon images with a towel and compress make complete sense now. Salt helped a little, but not a lot. I chewed on a garlic clove and left it there for over twenty minutes. Stung and burned! The pain didn't disappear until about 15 minutes after I swallowed it, but boy, did it disappear. Tooth still hurts when I bite down on it, but the throbbing is gone!




Comment posted by maria of normanton le heath, leics, United Kingdom on 6 June 2014 at 17:49       2605

YES
I have been unable to eat due to the swelling over my wisdom tooth for the last week. I don't want to take anti-biotics as trying for a baby... I placed a slice of cold cucumber on the area first thing, it helped the swelling a little. Then... tried half a clove of garlic after finding this site. I put it on the infected site and bit down until it released juice. It burnt like hell! But... I am now pain free and have reduced swelling so may treat myself to some breakfast! Thank you!




Comment posted by John of Chicago, IL, USA on 2 June 2014 at 2:39       2597

YES
Garlic helped me with my toothache.




Comment posted by LizzyThomas of Alexandria, Virginia, USA on 29 May 2014 at 11:32       2591

YES
I have a cracked tooth, that had been giving me pain since yesterday. I have been taking Advil and that worked for a while. But by evening the next night, I had taken Advil, Motrin, and Tylenol. NOTHING WORKED! I was in so much pain I was ready to pull my own tooth out! Thankfully I was raised with herbs, so I knew there had to be something that would work, I just had to find it. And TADA!!! Garlic is the answer. I grabbed a clove from the kitchen, chopped it up, squashed a little, and squished it between my cheek and the cracked tooth. Sure it burns like the Dickens but oh the relief! I left it in there for about 10min then spit it out. Garlic is my new best friend.




Comment posted by Jen of LA , CA 90216 , USA on 28 May 2014 at 16:13       2587

YES
Wow everyone who said garlic works it really does. I've had a tootache for a month now and it got worse. Advil, Tylenol no longer even helps. The pain gets really bad at night for some reason and of course late at night you pretty much feel helpless. I even started feeling like I have chest pains that's how bad the pain was/is. I tried salt and warm water that didn't work either. Finally I went for the garlic. I cut up raw garlic and wrapped them in a warm cotton ball and placed Them on my effected area for 15 min. Than I felt a strong burning sensation... Which meant it was working killing the infection. Than I took garlic powder and put in warm water and I gargled that 3 times for 5 minutes. Next thing u know the pain was gone. Hopefully I'll Be ok through the night. Seeing the dentist in two days finally.




Comment posted by davrivera123 of Stratford, CT, USA on 16 May 2014 at 11:58       2563

YES
Had a massive tooth ache so bad I even though about pulling this tooth out with pliers, no money for dental work. .. as soon as I read the post on this website I ran to my kitchen and grabbed a garlic clover and bit into it using the side the my bad tooth in, making sure that I get plenty of garlic in the cavity, it burn like hell, but ten minutes later complete relieve. ....THANK YOU ALL




Comment posted by JP of London, London, United Kingdom on 7 May 2014 at 17:6       2551

YES
Well, this tip is just priceless. Ten days ago I went to the dentist due to a sore tooth - The last top right molar. He was quick to point out gum disease as the cause of an infection. He mentioned the molar was starting to become loose and it had got the gum infected. He prescribed me antibiotics for 5 days with hope with could save the molar from pulling for some time. At this point the pain was already bad. 5 days later I completed the treatment and took approximately 6 ibuprofen tablets with codine per day. Pain, swelling and sensitivity was worse than before. Antibiotics didn't manage to kill the infection. Dentist couldn't see me for a couple of days so I came online for help (Yesterday). I had already tried the soluble aspirin and salted water tricks without not a lot of relief. Tried 3 x minced garlics yesterday at 2 hours intervals and today I feel no pain. The swelling has reduced by 70%. For the first time in 10 days, I woke up to no pain. Simply Amazing. I will continue today with 3 more garlics to finish killing the infection. It's not a pleasant treatment, it burns and smells but if this doesn't cure your pain then you better pull that tooth out.




Comment posted by Glory to the King of Kings of Chicago, Illinois, USA on 7 May 2014 at 16:42       2550

YES
I went on a detox and my glands started to swell under my chin and in my mouth, lower left side. It was totally swollen. I think the bacteria from a bad tooth caused the pain along with coconut oil pulling. For the last few days I have been in a bit of pain, but much worse at night. I decided to look for a natural antibiotic and remembered garlic. I had like 50 cloves from a market I go to so I took a butter knife and made slices as thin as I could and put that 1 sliced clove into roughly 2 ounces of water.I swished for 2 minutes and swallowed. I did this 2 times. Then I took 2 think slices and put it between my cheek and my rear teeth. It is definitely soothed! I also had pain and difficulty swallowing. Now I can swallow and my pain is almost gone! Thank you Jesus for garlic.God has given us everything we need.




Comment posted by Juleann of Upper Darby, PA, USA on 5 May 2014 at 5:10       2548

YES
I used cut up garlic clove and placed it on the tooth that bothered me for 17 hours non stop. I had taken 800 mg ibuprofen for the pain 4 times which did not help. Just to mention I had four children naturally with very painful birthing pain but this toothache was by far worst than child birth, really. I had a little bit of relief so I decided to use garlic powder, quarter cup of warm tap water and rinsed my mouth. Presto! I was healed instantly. I later followed up with a cotton ball soaked in water and garlic powder and let it sit on the hurting tooth. I am still having a great day. After eating I rinsed my mouth with full strength peroxide, brushed my teeth and rinsed again with the garlic powder and water solution. I am so grateful for finding this site. The garlic honestly did work for me.




Comment posted by Lulu of Orting, WA, USA on 4 May 2014 at 11:21       2542

YES
It burns but it really works! I crushed a clove and let it sit for ten minutes, then wrapped it in gauze and placed it between my cheek and tooth for as long as I could stand it. Relief finally after 2 days of pain.




Comment posted by Donniej of San clemente, Orange county, CA, USA on 3 May 2014 at 13:38       2539

YES
Well after a lot of Ice packs, mashed Motrin, clove oil and oragel, Garlic was by far the most painful, yet best reliever of swelling. All I had was garlic powder from cosco. I mixed a little water and turned to paste then rubbed generous amounts on my gums. It was excruciating for about a minute. But then Bam! No pain though the Kung of garlic I used as made me a little nauseous




Comment posted by sarah of FROME, SOMERSET, UK on 29 April 2014 at 20:40       2521

YES
I had an abscess which was deeply routed, it subsided after being prescribed antibiotics, however as soon as the course had finished sat just gone the abscess reared again with vengeance!! I am waiting for some money to come in and cannot afford to see a dentist for a couple of weeks and get the tooth pulled out! I have heard of people using garlic, so typed in to google and this site appeared! I crushed a half a clove and put it straight on my gum where the abscess was and IT BURNED!!!! REALLY REALLY BURNED I could bear it for a couple of minutes, I munched the garlic and swirled my mouth with water! Instantly I could feel the garlic oil attacking the infection, I repeated this again a couple of hours later before I went to bed! The next morning the abscess had significantly reduced! I have repeated covering the abscess with garlic and eating a clove a day for the last couple of days. It is now Tuesday morning, the swelling has gone down, the redness in my gums has reduced, the abscess is nearly gone and my mouth feels a lot healthier now than what it felt after the antibiotics - I am still going to use the garlic for the rest of the week - THANK YOU SO MUCH for creating this web page, if you are reading this as I was, just try this! It has worked for me better than a prescription of antibiotics which cost me £8.50, then another few quid for bacteria replacing yogurt to counter act the antibiotics! The only downside is my son won't kiss me for a few hours after I've eaten the garlic!




Comment posted by Jack of Boston, MA, USA on 28 April 2014 at 16:32       2515

YES
Simply amazing! all my teeth are messed up (getting them all removed in a few weeks!) But they never really bothered me much but a few days ago one started to hurt (like hell). And nothing i tried really worked ibuprofen helped for an hour or 2 but the pain was still there just manageable. And then i came across this garlic remedy and wow does it work! i stuffed some (jarred)minced garlic in the problem area (tooth with only root left) and it feels nearly 100% better already! About to soak a tissue in some of the garlic oil and jam it by the gums. It also makes me wonder if the reason my severely messed up teeth never really hurt because i put garlic in most of what i eat.




Comment posted by Jami of Central, Texas, United States on 28 April 2014 at 14:3       2514

YES
Oh my gosh! I actually HAVE fresh garlic on hand but decided to try garlic powder first because others had mentioned an intense burning sensation with fresh garlic. I mixed a goodly amount (I would guess 1 1/2-2 Tablespoons) of not the freshest garlic powder in a 12 ounce glass of lukewarm water. 3 rinses later, my pain was nearly instantly relieved and my gum inflammation had gone down measurably. :) I still have residual pain in my mandibular joint (hard to swish right THERE,) so I will swish some more around on that side in a bit. There was a slight bite to the tongue and gums even from garlic powder, but well worth it! I recommend stirring your concoction just before taking a mouthful to re-suspend the garlic. I personally did not swallow the garlic water as some have mentioned doing, so for the record-it's not necessary to do so. I didn't dare rinse with plain water afterwards, so I can feel little grains between my cheeks and gums & I'm sure I have dragon breath, but I'm ok with all that. ,)




Comment posted by Chi of Portland, Oregon, USA on 26 April 2014 at 12:3       2506

YES
I had a burning pain in my lower right molar. Definitely an abscess..drove to town to urgent care only because the pain was shooting up into my temple and could not deal with the pain. they were closing..said to go to emergency room..no insurance and dislike of antibiotics anyway...I drove home and looked up remedies for toothache..home care was my only option..found this site..chewed on a clove of garlic and kept it in for 20 minutes..the pain is defintly lessening..will keep it up.




Comment posted by phil of sharon, ontario, canada on 17 April 2014 at 4:9       2477

YES
I just put a small piece of "freeze dried " garlic on the cavity and the tooth ache was gone in 2-3 minutes..worked like a charm until I made a dental appointment!! (3 days later). Without this treatment, I would have been in extreme pain!!!




Comment posted by Ben of bath, somerset, great britain on 16 April 2014 at 14:58       2476

YES
mixed 2 tsps of garlic paste with about 100ml warm water and a tablespoon of salt. Swished in mouth for two mins especially over affected area, almost immediate difference, the dull ache has gone and i can go to sleep!




Comment posted by Kris Joseph of Siparia, West Indies , Trinidad and Tobago on 16 April 2014 at 3:42       2471

YES
Wow...garlic. It burnt my gums like hell for about a minute till it made my eyes water but the pain is now almost gone and the swelling is down after just half hour. Warning it burns like hell but it works! Thank you !




Comment posted by julie of newportbeach, ca, usa on 13 April 2014 at 21:57       2457

YES
I used a slice of fresh garlic placed between cheek and abscess tooth could only handle burn for a few minutes pain is gone. Also took chopped up clove with water for internal bacteria in blood system. Garlic one of God's greatest gifts!!




Comment posted by BlancaN of Rochester, NY, USA on 12 April 2014 at 17:9       2453

YES
Abscessed molar. I was taking antibiotics but on day three, the pain returned. I took three codaine/tylenol and the pain was still there, drilling into my temple. The only thing that worked was ice, but it stopped after a while too. Garlic burns and it tastes awful. Hang in there, though. There's a lot of throbbing but it subsides. I used more big chucks of garlic. I had it on for about 5 minutes, spit it out, put it back on, etc. Took about 30m - 1hr. It's crazy but it worked!




Comment posted by frank of sparta, ?, USA on 10 April 2014 at 14:0       2452

YES
I always have a huge jar of pre minced garlic at the house. I tried this for a cracked molar. I grabbed a pinch of garlic and shoved it into the crack. Packed it in there good There was no burning at all, and the pain relief was almost instant. Stop chewing on full cloves. No need. I used kirkland brand jarred minced garlic, and skip the burning and go right to pain relief.




Comment posted by allen Morgan of jasper, al , USA on 8 April 2014 at 14:34       2448

YES
Garlic for TOOTHACHE.....OMG..... It was like a miracle from above. I put a clove of garlic in back of mouth where the toothache was and just let it stay there for a few minutes then I started chewing it ... And Wow I thought my mouth was on fire ..but after a minute burning stopped and I realized my toothache was easing up... Thank the man above for garlic its GREAT!!!!!!!




Question posted by Mitch of Qingdao, Shandong, China on 19 March 2014 at 8:38       2410

I have tooth abscess at the root of my nerves, a month ago the tooth (treated ages ago) developed excruciating pain due to biting, and I had to take antibiotics and painkillers. After that it went away except for a mild uneasiness/tenderness/shakiness? The tooth itself turned gray, suggesting half death of nerves, and my dentist wants to treat the inflammation at the bottom of the nerve that showed on the xray, no gum disease. So here is the question. Has anyone gone this far and come back without a root canal? I started leaving a fresh clove of garlic inside my night bite guard when I go to sleep since yesterday. Both days in the morning, no major change to the tooth but garlic turned blue where it touched my infected tooth, but maybe not around it. Is that a good sign? Thanks.




Comment posted by Desma of Mabank, Tx, USA on 16 March 2014 at 14:35       2401

YES
On saturday...pain uggggh. I used one clove of garlic directly on tooth......20min ......no pain now. Til I get to dentist on monday.




Comment posted by Jim of Green Lane, PA, USA on 15 March 2014 at 23:44       2399

YES
I found this site Thursday. I had gone to the dentist on Wednesday for a quarterly cleanup. I have some periodontics issues. The months prior I had a substitute hygienist who left my mouth sore since that visit or if it may have been the two old fillings that were leaking, but Thursday my mouth hurt. By evening it was throbbing with pain and I could feel the underlying puss in my gums. I had an appointment for next Wed. to take care of the fillings but that was a long way off with the pain I was in. To make matters worse, the dentist was closed Friday. I quickly search the net and found this site and another one. I had coconut oil here so I first did an oil pull, swishing it around in my mouth for about 20 minutes before I spit it out.. Then I pressed a clove of garlic and took the raw garlic and put it all over the sore area. It was very uncomfortable, but tolerable for around 15 minutes until the mix basically got swallowed due to all the saliva that was generated. It still hurt a little, but none of the severe pain and an hour or so later, it felt really good. I figured I'd do a second clove during the evening then one before I went to bed based on what I read here. However, it felt so good that I only did one right before I retired. The second was much more painful. I'm guessing because the under gum swelling had decreased a lot. I still managed to keep it on the area for close to 10 minutes. I woke up Friday morning and I felt totally normal. All the swelling was gone and another day has passed and it feels fine. I'll probably do another oil pull and continue doing it 2 or 3 times a week based on what I read about hygienic health. Thanks everyone, this thread was a godsend.




Comment posted by Cristalscience of Valentine, Nebraska, USA on 12 March 2014 at 2:37       2385

YES
I am a nursing mother and woke up with a sore tooth 2 days ago ( on my top right side)...the pain would come in waves from very sharp to dull pain, I knew it was an infection right away as I had this same experience 3 years ago. I could feel the infection spreading up. I took some Ibuprofen but could still feeling the throbbing pain. I called the dentist to make an appointment but they couldn't fit me in for 3 weeks! Last night, I remembered I have some garlic pills and toke one 760mg before bed and no painkillers just garlic. I woke up several times during the night to nurse my son and I could feel the pain in my tooth and surrounding areas had decreased. This morning when I got up for the day the pain had subsided to just a dull pain that would last for 2-3 minutes and then not come back for an hour or so. As soon as I had the chance I went and got a clove of garlic and sliced it and gently chewed and swallowed and then took a smaller clove smashed it and put it between my gum and cheek on the affected side. I have been pain free for 2 hours. I am pretty sure I am going to continue this 2-3 times a day to help reduce the infection and hopefully get rid of it completely and continue to take 1 capsule 760mg of garlic once a day to boost my immune system. As I am not too fond of the thought of starting antibiotics once I do get to see the dentist as the risk of developing thrush in both me and my son is significant with the use of antibiotics. I would much rather use Garlic as a natural antibiotic!




Comment posted by Vasso of Kavala, Macedonia, Greece on 8 March 2014 at 9:25       2379

YES
I drank some cold water and my tooth started to kill me. I even felt the pain move to my upper jaw. It was the first time I experienced such a severe tooth pain. For the pain I took lonarid n, no relief whatsoever. Then I stumbled upon this Grow Youthful site and thought, why not give it a try. I chewed on a raw garlic clove only for a minute or so, then spat it out because of the intense burning sensation. I repeated it for about three times and it worked. My pain is reduced and I feel much better now. I will repeat it. Garlic is a life saver!!!




Comment posted by ashley of beaver falls, pa, USA on 4 March 2014 at 16:29       2369

YES
I have suffered from bad teeth for years now. But recently my back molars became unbearably painful. So i turned to google and found Grow Youthful. I took a clove of garlic and broke a few pieces off between my fingers. I placed one piece directly in my tooth where i jave an exposed nerve and one piece between my cheek and gum surrounding the tooth. After about 2 minutes the pain was GONE ! And still is now and its been hours. No more expensive over the counter painkillers for me.




Comment posted by Stephanie of Milwaukee, Wi, USA on 28 February 2014 at 1:16       2362

YES
This is no joke! I developed a toothache last night just before bedtime on a wisdom tooth located on the lower left side which had developed a sizeable hole in it. Last night I almost called an ambulance I was in so much pain. The pain radiated up to my ear and down my neck. I honestly wished in that moment that I would die. I didn't care, the pain was so horrible I thought I might faint. Ended up in the shower with hot water running down my cheek hoping that would help. It did help a very very little bit, but only as a distraction. Woke up this morning and called in as I could barely speak or move the pain was still so intense. I had read about garlic for tooth pain before and figured I would try just about anything. Had some old fresh garlic. Cut a clove in chunky pieces and started to chew on it and cover the hole in the wisdom tooth. I had almost instant pain relief and I wanted to cry I was so thankful. The garlic is still in my mouth right now as I plan to keep it there for at least 30 minutes. I've never tried this amazing remedy before but I'm so glad I did today. Thank you!!!




Comment posted by Adina c Guidry of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, USA on 22 February 2014 at 15:56       2347

YES
I pulled out a filling a couple months ago and have yet to get it fixed. I began having horrible pain today. i tried ibuprofen, tylenol, toothache rub, nothing worked. I finally googled it. I made a mixture of garlic powder and apple cider vinegar, soaked a piece of cotton.. put the cotton on the painful part and it is helping.




Comment posted by ariesgirl of atascadero, CA, USA on 2 February 2014 at 21:56       2292

YES
Ive been suffering for swollen gums often.i tried salt with warm water, baking soda paste etc it helps but not that much.Then just right now i tried fresh clove garlic cut it into thin sliced then put it to my affected gum..Boom!! I can feel that theres a big difference...Ill be using this till the swollen will subside all the way!




Comment posted by Mindy of Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States on 28 January 2014 at 5:26       2279

YES
My tooth begin hurting last night. I applied a goodie powder on it and took an Ibuprofen and went to sleep. Woke up extreme tired and minimal pain. After trying to eat something, the toothache started all over again. I downed another Ibuprofen but the pain did not subside. I researched remedies and tried brushing my teeth with Synodyne(?), then applied it to the tooth directly. No real relief. Read about garlic then begin researching more and found this site. I decided to take the clove and chew on the aching tooth. OMG! The burn was sooooo intense. After less than 1 minute I spit it out. But I noticed the pain had eased up a bit. I decided to suck it up and try again. I begin to chew another clove and OMG, the burn was horrible, (but with a little jumping up and down in my bed and running around the house several times) after 5 minutes I was able to sit calmly and bear it. I held the garlic against my tooth and gum for about 30 minutes and presto......No more pain. During this process I held an ice pack against my jaw and ear, which is what I was doing prior to chewing the garlic. It just acted as a comforting tool...lol...Anyway, thanks for all of your post as this is definitely a home remedy worth the keeping.




Comment posted by Mike of Greensboro, NC, USA on 24 January 2014 at 18:15       2274

YES
Amazing! Thank goodness for this site, had throbbing pain for awhile and was done taking over the counter pain relievers. Chewed on a slice of garlic and within minutes pain relief like nothing else. I'm going to do a small slice every hour until this is healed.




Comment posted by Sam of Cleveland, Ohio, United States on 19 January 2014 at 9:36       2253

YES
I'm 13 & for the past 2 days I've had the worst pain of my life. My filling came out and I've tried all kinds of medicines and toothpastes but nothing was working. I was in tears, and wasn't getting any sleep because of the pain. I read online to use garlic so I got some from the fridge and rubbed it on my gum next to my aching tooth. The pain was almost completely gone. Wish I would've found this remedy sooner!




Comment posted by eli of moscow, moscow, russia on 12 January 2014 at 10:1       1691

YES
i used garlic for a toothache. was doing coconut oil pulling and it must have drawn up some hidden germs. The die off (the effect of dying toxic waste) came on slowly...first i lost appetite and in two days the pain kicked in. bad wisdom tooth pain. put garlic to the side of my mouth and even held it to the gum line...pain gone! anyone interested google alicin - thats whats inside the garlic that helps. it helps as its the most powerful antibiotic




Comment posted by joe joe of perris, ca, usa on 31 December 2013 at 19:9       1660

YES
i gave my wife a garlic clove to rub against her infected swollen cheeks. instant relief...wow, the power of the earth......by the way, she used orejel before the garlic and the orejel didn't do a damn thing...




Comment posted by David of minneapolis, mnm, USA on 30 December 2013 at 17:43       1657

YES
I have one tooth on top and five on bottom of my mouth. I swallow a teaspoon of minced garlic or chop a clove and swallow it every day because all the broken teeth caused indiscribable pain and I was becoming addicted to pain killers, garlic works better by far.




Comment posted by Tony C of Tampa, FL, USA on 30 December 2013 at 6:34       1656

YES
Wow! I was just reading all the other posts. My mouth has been aching and causing my entire face and head to hurt. I have garlic powder in the house, so I poured a tablespoon of it into a papertowel and then doused quickly under faucet water to make it lumpy like a smashed clove would be, then took my finger and rubbed it around the tooth and gum and then put more in my mouth and swished it around and let it sit in my mouth for 10 minutes. It is the best my head has felt in 24 hours.




Comment posted by Jose of Powder Springs, GA, USA on 27 December 2013 at 8:55       1648

YES
I do not have dental insurance with my medical plan. Last week I developed an intense pain on my crown (molar). It was very painful to the touch by finger or by another tooth. I started taking 1000mg of aspirin to kill the pain. After the second day, the pain went do the left side of my jaw and I could sense an infection was starting. I decided to search online for toothache OTC meds. I found this website and after reading the first couple of comments, I decided to go to the kitchen and try some garlic. It was around 11:00 pm.
I smashed the clove and placed it in my mouth. I finished chewing on it until it was in little pieces and let it go to the side with the pain. It burned intensively (as others had commented) and I already knew it would. However, after a few minutes I felt better. The next day, the swelling had stopped and the pain on the crown was almost gone. I am still using the garlic to make sure it is all gone. However, I can now eat and chew on teh side with the crown with no pain. I am a believer and I recommend the garalic to anyone with a toothache.




Comment posted by Sarathy of Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India on 8 December 2013 at 5:45       1601

YES
Only ten minutes before posting this i had a bad tooth pain. After reading this page I too tried garlic. I am still having garlic in my mouth in between my cheek and gums. Really its working well..thank you all for letting me know about wonderful home medicine garlic




Comment posted by kmonn0728 of slippery rock , pa, Untied States on 22 November 2013 at 21:25       1563

YES
I have a broken tooth with the nerve exposed, I tried everything to get it to go away! I finally googled home remedies for a broken tooth pain and it lead me to use garlic! I didn't have any fresh garlic so I used garlic powder I opened a new toothbrush got a lot of garlic powder on it and put it all over the broken tooth and gum it burnt really bad for about 5 mins but after that pain was gone. well tonight the pain woke me up I tried this again and again it worked! I might actually be able to sleep tonight!




Comment posted by Cami of Fort Wayne , Indiana, USA on 19 November 2013 at 17:57       1555

YES
Pregnant and had a filling come out. Pain meds, Clove oil, and temporary fillings quit working. Excruciating pain!!! Remembered hearing about garlic, chewed a clove on the tooth w missing filling. Burnt like crazy and had to spit it out! However, 10 minutes later I am still experiencing no pain what so ever!!!!!:) thank The Lord for garlic!!!!




Comment posted by Marie of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA on 15 November 2013 at 6:58       1546

YES
I've been battling an oral fistula for the last five days. It was at its worst the first day it appeared, the size of a pencil eraser and whitish. I immediately began oil pulling with coconut oil 3 times daily, followed by a gentle brushing and flossing, and rinsing well with salt water (using sea salt). Within 48 hours, this had improved it a LOT - it was much smaller and less white and it's been getting steadily better ever since, but there's still a tiny little blister that's a little sore. I want to knock this thing completely out, so I thought I'd give garlic a try in addition to the oil pulling and sea salt water. I just minced a bit of fresh garlic and added sea salt and warm water and rinsed well with that (it was strong enough to tingle and burn in my mouth just a bit, but not bad at all). I have no idea as of yet if it's going to help get rid of that little blister, but it did completely take the soreness away within minutes. I have a massive case of garlic breath, but my gums feel great. :) I'll try to remember to post again if it does get rid of that last little blister...




Comment posted by johnkingjohnking of Seoul, Gyeongi , South Korea on 12 November 2013 at 11:0       1538

YES
Damn it! Prescriptions are a scam. I took a quarter clove of garlic and a glass of water and that pain is gone. Don't know how long it will last but whoah! Garlic is amazing. Read no further.




Comment posted by Sugar Bear of Kalamazoo, MI, United States on 5 November 2013 at 6:31       1521

YES
The Garlic worked well. It killed the pain almost immediately, the abscess is smaller and I feel functional.




Comment posted by Sugar Bear of Kalamazoo, MI, USA on 5 November 2013 at 3:47       1520

I am in A LOT of pain right now. I am in need of a root canal, infection has set in and have an abscess that has grown and now another is starting up...fun, fun, fun! I have been doing the salt water rinse and a rinse with peroxide and a rinse with mouth wash. They all help to some degree, but only for the moment. Tylenol and Motrin are both ineffective. I am in terrible pain and I am looking forward to this experiment. I will post in a couple of hours.




Comment posted by Greg of Bournemouth, Dorset, England on 31 October 2013 at 17:42       1512

YES
My cap that I'd had on my back top left molar over two years ago fell out, what was left barley came through the gum (it must have snapped). The pain was excruciating and when I looked in the mirror my gum above had gone black (infected). I crushed fresh garlic clove and stuffed a finger tip full of mulch into the tender bit and rubbed around my gums - compared to the pain my whole side of face was in the 'garlic burn' was negligible. It really works I did this twice a day for a week.




Comment posted by tin of taguig, manila, philippines on 27 October 2013 at 22:47       1499

YES
Yes. it really helps my toothache..I put some minced garlic to affected area and after a minute the pain was reduced and slowly gone...thanks to all comments and procedure instructed here :)




Comment posted by Amber of Indianapolis , Indiana , United States on 25 October 2013 at 18:55       1493

YES
I have an old root canal that became infected underneath, in the gum. My jaw was so swollen and I could barely open my mouth. I was without insurance and didn't want to go to the emergency dentist. I didn't have any fresh garlic, but always kept garlic powder. I put about 3 tsp in an 8 Oz glass of warm water and drank it and went to bed. When I woke up the next day, the swelling was almost 1/3 of the size and pain nonexistent. I repeated this twice a day for about 3 days, although it was completely healed by the end of day 2.... It really works, plus it seemed to clear up my sinuses!




Comment posted by Suzanne of Feltham, Middlesex, England on 6 October 2013 at 7:5       1446

YES
I went to the dentist on Thursday with an abscess on my gum right near my cheekbone, the dentist wanted to give me antibiotics, I am anti antibiotics, especially as I'm breastfeeding my 8 week old daughter. When I told the dentist I was breastfeeding he sent me away telling me to go back the next day if it got worse and he would give me a prescription. The next day I was in AGONY I could barely open my mouth, so I reluctantly went back to the dentist, he gave a prescription for antibiotics but told me to check with my GP to see if I could take them, I called my dr and he said it was ok, still reluctant I took my first dose with 1 paracetamol tablet to try and get rid of the intense pain, 2 doses later I decided I wasn't happy breastfeeding my daughter as I know some of the antibiotic would passed through into my milk is I expressed and threw it away and gave my daughter formula (yuk!) totally unhappy about this I found this page whilst searching for a natural remedy for toothache/abscess. Immediately I went to the kitchen and crushed a clove of garlic placed it between my cheek and gum OMG THE BURN!! I read that I should leave it do 10 minutes ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! I lasted at best 1 minute before having to spit it out, my nose was running, my eye was watering and the dribble was pouring from my mouth BUT I am completely PAIN FREE!!!! My cheek was VERY swollen, it still is swollen but not as much and I cannot believe I feel no pain at all. Thank you to everyone who posted comments because now I can go back to breast feeding my baby girl, ditch the poisonous antibiotics and be pain free




Comment posted by Bob of Gilroy, CA, USA on 5 October 2013 at 20:4       1444

YES
I was suffering for days with an intense tooth ache. I took every over the counter pain reliever and used several jells. Nothing helped. I could not sleep and it seemed to get worse no matter what I tried. After reading this page I rubbed the garlic powder on the tooth and gums around the tooth that hurt. With in minutes the pain subsided. I reapplied the garlic powder 3 more times over a few hours. The pain is completely gone. THANK GOD FOR GARLIC. Which is kind of funny because I live in Gilroy California the garlic capitol of the world. Thank you all for your comments and suggestions.




Comment posted by Michelle of Canberra, ACT, Australia on 3 October 2013 at 16:33       1442

YES
Wow! The burning is something else!! However, can feel it working with gum inflammation going down now. Will do another round before bed :)




Comment posted by Patty of West Covina, California, USA on 30 September 2013 at 8:51       1432

YES
Well, the verdict is in. IT TOTALLY WORKED! I mashed up another clove of garlic right before bed and smeared it on the abcess and affected tooth and went to bed. And YES, it still burned and tasted super yucky but when I woke up this morning the abcess was almost completely gone. I would say it is 80% better. I do still have some swelling and tenderness in my jaw and I am still going to go to the dentist in the morning but I highly recommend this treatment. Here's to Mother Nature and feeling better!!




Comment posted by Patty of West Covina, California, USA on 29 September 2013 at 15:12       1425

I actually have a PAINFUL abcess as I write this and have been reading the testimonials so I thought I'd give it a try. Mashed up a clove of garlic and put it directly on my abcess/bad tooth and IT BURNED BAD and tastes horrific but most everyone else on here said it would so I sucked it up (literally and figuratively) for 10 minuets and I gotta say it already feels much better. Gonna do it again in about an hour and again right before I go to bed. I will post the results in the morning.




Comment posted by Cody of Hamilton, ON, Canada on 14 September 2013 at 11:15       1394

YES
Chewing raw purple garlic seems to work best, though the Chinese white garlic works as well. This is the only thing that has helped with two decayed wisdom teeth that I have been stuck with for over half a year. Suck it up with the burn, keep it in there as long as possible... that's the hydrogen sulphide working its magic.




Comment posted by Charlotte of SHREVEPORT, Louisiana, USA on 9 September 2013 at 11:26       1385

YES
I tried this and it works




Comment posted by jennifer of buffalo, ny, usa on 4 September 2013 at 15:17       1366

YES
Wow!! Really. I've been plagued with swelling and infection around an incoming wisdom tooth for about two years now. I've taken antibiotics for previous infections and did NOT want to go through anymore. So I started noticing a little swelling and then the pain and then soreness in my neck and jaw over the past two days. I was researching remedies and came upon this site with overwhelming "yeas". I just a bit ago crushed up a clove of garlic with sea salt and kept it on the tooth area for thirty minutes, swallowing bits as the time went on. A little burning, but nothing I couldn't handle and the pain is GONE! Swelling is reduced and I can open my mouth fully. I only used about a quarter of the clove and will repeat tomorrow, but I am very impressed! Thank you!!




Comment posted by tramtrist of Livonia, MI, USA on 4 September 2013 at 7:23       1364

YES
Had a tooth abscess that was constalty putting out puss. Finally after a couple weeks of this I was in excruciating pain one day. I woke up at 5am and could not go back to sleep it hurt so much. Ground up a garlic clove with kosher salt (a lot of salt) into a paste and put it on the gums where the abscess was for about 2-5 minutes. It burned like hell but after that the pain went away almost immediately. The abscess retreated and is no longer there. It has been 3 days and no more pain!




Comment posted by Paul of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom on 24 August 2013 at 13:30       1349

YES
Put this to the test for a painful broken tooth with exposed nerve. Alternated between chewing a split clove and holding it in the affected area between the cheek and tooth. After being unable to even focus on anything to distract my mind, let alone sleep, I can actually say it is the only thing that has worked. Tried the warm compress, pharmaceutical pain relief, salt water rinse and nothing. Garlic will now be ever-present in my home!




Comment posted by Soul of Newcastle Upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom on 24 August 2013 at 6:51       1346

YES
Garlic cured an infected wisdom tooth I had for years. Oil pulling with tumeric and garlic infused sunflower oil also helped heal my damaged teeth.




Comment posted by susan of clearlake, ca, United States on 23 August 2013 at 5:35       1341

YES
this is a fantastic site. do not pass your concerns up without checking it out here, you are sure to be satisfied.




Comment posted by DRE of RICHMOND, VIRGINIA, USA on 13 August 2013 at 3:56       1319

YES
I had an oral surgery two weeks ago with my wisdom tooth removed and my soft tissue sutured. Since then the pain has been uprising and the ibuprofen I took was not helping a whole lot. I then decided to check out online remedies and fell on this God sent site where people recommended garlic. Took it last night and as if it was magic the pain disappeared significantly. It burns at first but slowly gets better and the pain subsides. Do not miss to try this because it might work as well for you.




Comment posted by Cesar of Miami, FL, USA on 10 July 2013 at 8:25       1268

YES
Woke up this morning with toothache. I had been braving trough it throughout the day, but I gave up and consulted home remedies. I found this Garlic solution and as I write I have a cotton ball dipped in pounded garlic with salt and water in over the aching tooth. At first it made my eyes water it was so intense, but I am on my 15 minute mark and I do feel some relief. I will finish this comment as I get to the 30 minute mark. It is fair to mention that I also rinsed with hydrogen peroxide and it was instant relief prior to sticking the cotton in. Ok, at the 30 minute mark. I took off the cotton ball and IT WORKED!!! Who would have thought it??? It Worked!!!




Comment posted by Bourbon of Studo City, California, USA on 26 June 2013 at 18:17       1235

YES
I am a cynic. I had a blistering toothache due to a partial root canal - I waited too long to get the second part done and it became infected. The dentist had cleaned it out again and put antibiotics directly in it. I took antibiotics for 2 days and 800mg ibuprofen (1 every 4 hours) - that helped less and less and stopped working the second day. I read this page and was willing to try anything. The only garlic I have is a large tin of Garlic Powder for cooking. It is almost empty, but probably has a few tablespoons left in it and I wasn't too good at closing the top. I mixed 2 tablespoons with Warm water. I used it like mouthwash. Swirl it in the mouth for a few seconds, spit it out. Repeat over and over (No burning at all). At first it still hurt – and I stopped after about 5 rinses. But 5 minutes later, the pain started to go away. So I did more of the garlic wash about 4/5ths of the cup. Waited another 10 minutes and the pain was almost completely gone. Finished off the wash and by the time I was done, the pain was gone. And it still is. So if you are broke or just have garlic powder in the house for cooking – make the wash, it works great, and without the burn!




Comment posted by Courtney of Johnson City, TN, USA on 15 June 2013 at 15:43       1202

YES
I used garlic powder, 2 Tbsp in an 8 oz glass of warm water. Swished about 5 times for a few seconds each and could feel the pain start to subside




Comment posted by Blueeye of middle village, New York , USA on 12 June 2013 at 20:8       1198

YES
I am going to try this today for my painless gum abscess until I get to the dentist. I was thinking about this treatment because a few months ago I had a boil on my back-instead of panicking and running to the doctor, I used a potent garlic/onion salve overnight. It stung and it stunk-after the third treatment, the boil was gone!




Comment posted by Donna F of Taunton, MA, USA on 19 May 2013 at 14:11       1164

YES
Just wanted to remark that I used jarred (but recently opened) minced, organic garlic that worked like a charm. It didn't burn my tongue or gum, but it did relieve the pain. It has been 6 hours pain free so far...




Comment posted by Shane of Loganville , GA, USA on 5 April 2013 at 4:20       1072

YES
I used jared minced garlic today and it worked. I soaked a paper towel in the oils that were in the jar and put it between my cheek and gum. Within 20 minutes the abcess popped and the pain gone. I am still using it today after it popped to reduce the risk of infection. My mother who is a doctor gave me the heads up of garlic oil pulling and I am grateful because the pain is gone.




Comment posted by Christi of Havelock, NC, USA on 18 March 2013 at 17:52       1046

YES
OMG, it works wonders, but holy crap, it does burn, really BAD!!!! Wish I had known about this before.




Comment posted by Sr180584 of Charlotte, NC, USA on 6 March 2013 at 9:48       1026

YES
I am trying garlic after about 6 days of not being able to open my mouth more than 3 centimeters. At first i thought my wisdom tooth was just moving like it always does but then it swelled up and thus my limited movement. I am currently applying a cut clove to the spot, and within a second I took it out and opend my mouth plus teeth to about 7 centimeters. Wow! I'm keeping it going for a longer period and will try more later!




Comment posted by Kiki of Colton, CA, USA on 27 February 2013 at 3:32       1016

YES
Well about 2 months ago i made an appt with my dentist because my wisdom teeth were starting to break through and as you could imagine i was in absolute pain. I was bummed to hear i had a bad mouth infection which needed a deep cleaning before my wisdom teeth could be extracted. In the process of moving at the time i missed my appt. Well i have new one 2 weeks but this morning i woke up to a swollen mouth and sensitive teeth. I rinsed with warm salt water which didnt really help. So i sliced a piece a garlic and placed it inside my cheek next to the tooth. It burned really bad but after about 10 mins the swelling was completly gone.




Comment posted by dorothy of newry, warrenpoint, northern ireland on 22 February 2013 at 0:59       1004

YES
I dont have a clue who you are but you are a life savor




Comment posted by Galaxy of Punta Gorda, Fl, USA on 17 February 2013 at 3:51       997

YES
I once used garlic for an ear infection. Peeled and diced then wrapped it toilet paper and placed in ear overnight and Viola. My lower right wisdom tooth gum area has an abscess as we speak as I awoke with throbbing and swelling. About 10 minutes ago I chopped and placed in the hole of tooth and rubbed on tender gum located in the inner mouth not by cheek and holy crap BATMAN!!!!! IT BURNS. I stuck it out and no lie I'm feeling so Much better. I know I have to continue this but hey its great to know a remedy that helps so quickly.




Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 16 February 2013 at 14:4       995

Reply to Crystal:
Real, fresh garlic is the most effective.
Garlic powder also works, according to many visitors to Grow Youthful.
If it has been cooked, exposed to the air for some time, processed with preservatives or other chemicals added to increase the shelf life, as with some tins, bottles and jars of garlic, it may not be as effective.




Question posted by Crystal of Fayette, Missouri, United States on 16 February 2013 at 7:52       987

does pre-chopped and canned (or in a jar) work just as well as having actual cloves? i couldn't find any whole cloves at my local grocery store :(




Comment posted by datwife of Lakewood, Washington, USA on 10 February 2013 at 21:12       953

YES
OMG I was soooooooo much pain I was in tears! My tooth hurt soooooo bad it was causing my face to throb and my eye to twitch..almost felt like my tooth had a heartbeat in my head...then I read your comments and I ran to my kitchen to discover I had nooooo fresh garlic left and nooooooo minced garlic either...I was about ready to jump in my truck when I remembered I ALWAYS stay stocked in my seasonings ESPECIALLY garlic powder...figured it couldn't hurt to try and you know what...I just kept licking my index finger and pouring the garlic powder on in and then rubbing the garlic powder on the affected tooth and gum and I kid you not....WITHIN MINUTES the throbbing dulled and I am in bed....hopefully about to get a good nights sleep!! Best google search EVER!! You guys actually helped me and I hope I can be of some assistiance to someone one day too...thanks all muuuuuuuuuuuuah




Comment posted by Hengist of Aberdeen, sober, Scotland on 21 January 2013 at 6:31       914

YES
Had an abscess following root canal treatment, lower molar. Naturally, sod's law said it was fine on Friday when I went to the dentist for a check, and sprouted up overnight. No dentist on Saturday! I took a slice of a garlic clove and held it on the abscess blister - very painful because of the tenderness, but after 10 minutes or so it was way less sore. I repeated this three or four times over the course of the day. Next morning the blister had actually grown bigger and was quite sore again. I cut a thinner piece of garlic, wedged it between my cheek and tooth and just forgot about it as best as I could. After about an hour, I held it between my teeth and bit down gently on it until it was used up, and spat it out. Lo and behold, the blister had gone right down! Pain almost non-existent, but will still go to the dentist tomorrow (Monday) and accept antibiotics if he offers! We did an experiment in biology class at University where we grew bacteria in a petri dish, then added a chip of garlic. The bacteria died very quickly. This was what made me think of trying this.




Comment posted by BILL of LONOKE, Arkansas, U.S.A. on 10 June 2012 at 12:54       675

YES
Thursday when I woke up I had a pain in my lower back right tooth. The pain was miserable. I took some aspirin, but it barely helped. Tried swishing with sea salt, but no relief. I went on the internet to try and find some home remedy, and read about garlic. Went to the store , got some, rushed home, and gave it a try. Split a clove of garlic, popped a chunk in my mouth, and started chewing it up on the opposite side of my mouth. Almost immediately I felt intense burning especially on the tip of my tounge. The garlic oil/ juice is hot at first. I was determined to see if it worked because I was desperate and in horrible pain. Well to my surprize, I began to feel relief. I kept the garlic in my mouth for about 20 mins, then just swallowed the juice and chewed up chunks. I was just ammazed at the reduction of pain. Took a nap. When I got up I tried the garlic chew again. Ouch, burning, then wow, pain relief again. The second time even felt better afterwards. I don't know how the garlic works. I'm not sure if it has pain killing properties in the garlic oils to where it deadens the pain, but how ever it works, I now am a full believer. I too have heard of garlic for antibiotic uses, and that it's supposed to help the immune system, but never heard about using it for gum or tooth pain. My tooth hurt because I had a bad abscess swollen gum around my tooth. I highly recomend anyone who has an abscess to try this because it actually works, and works very well. Remember though, the garlic will burn alot, but endure it for a few mins, because the pay off is well worth it. Wished that I had known about this years ago. This definately is one of the best home remedies I have come across.




Comment posted by JohnM of Sydney, NSW, Australia on 25 May 2010 at 16:55       218

YES
Garlic for gum abscess. I am in awe of the potency of garlic as a natural antibiotic. I have known for a long time about the use of garlic, but have never really used it in a serious situation. The inside of a gum against a wisdom tooth was infected according to my dentist, and the only way to clear it was using antibiotics. The next day I could hardly open my mouth, and could feel the infection spreading deep into the muscles that hinge my jaw. I knew it was a deep abscess but I was determined not to use pharmaceutical antibiotics as I am very much aware of how they harm your digestion and immune system for many months. I was doing salt water rinses a couple of times a day, and they helped, but I was not getting on top of the situation. The following day the pain was increasing, so I went out and bought some clove oil, and applied that with a cotton wool tip to the gum. Instant relief! But over the next couple of days the pain in my jaw muscles did not go away, and though the clove oil was obviously helping, the main infection was still there. The abscess also burst which relieved the pressure and some of the pain. The "aha!" moment was when I started using garlic. This is not for the feint-hearted. I mashed up a large clove of garlic in my mortar and pestle and placed some of the mash on my abscess and drank the rest with a glass of water. The pain was incredible and my mouth was dribbling. For ten minutes I just walked around while the pain reduced. Within 12 hours the abscess reduced by half, and the next morning the swelling was virtually gone, the abscess had stopped oozing pus, and there was hardly any pain.




Comment posted by KeithDom of Sydney, NSW, Australia on 25 May 2010 at 16:14       217

YES
I had really bad toothache from a cavity. Got some clove oil from my health food store, and applied it directly to the tooth with a cotton wool tip. There was an immediate reduction in pain, and it remained soothed for hours. I feel the infection was also healing. I did this three times a day for a couple of days, and the toothache was gone. The other thing I did was rinse my mouth with hydrogen peroxide (6 drops 3% in half a glass of water) after each meal, and then spat it out. And I chewed on raw garlic, which I feel reduced the infection. Thank you - these remedies really work




Remedy (new) posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 14 May 2010 at 18:13       196

YES
Take a clove of raw garlic and pound it in a pestle and mortar. Put the minced garlic on the affected tooth. Yes, it may hurt, but it works! Leave it for at least 10 minutes, but preferably half an hour. Do this two or three times per day, including before bed. I have experienced a reduction in pain within minutes as the garlic seeps down into the infected area.




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