Garlic, healing properties, how to avoid bad breath, garlic tea, how to make garlic oil.
Comment posted by Sheena of Kettering , Northamptonshire , England on 29 April 2016 at 20:10 4039
I honestly can't believe it. My toothache started on Monday and so I got an emergency dentist appointment. The dentist told me that she thinks I'm grinding my teeth and that's what's caused it and so she filed down the tooth and gave me some amoxicillin just in case it was an infection. I started taking the amoxicillin at 6pm on Monday but by Wednesday afternoon the pain got worse. She said she thinks the tooth is still alive and therefore doesn't want to cut it out and fill it and so she gave me metronidazole to take alongside the amoxicillin. Since Monday I have been taking paracetamol and ibuprofen alternatively and they literally haven't touched the pain. I gargled a bit of a salt water and that did reduce the pain by about 30%. Waking up at 4am in pain this morning yet again I trawled the Internet looking for something that would relieve this pain, 4 days straight and who would've thought that a bit of garlic that had been sat in my pantry the entire time would do the job! It stung but not as badly as others have made out on here and I chewed it so all the juices came out and then kept it there for 2 minutes. Once I'd spat it out my tooth was throbbing and I thought it hasn't worked, I've just made it worse. Once the throbbing stopped I couldn't believe how much it had reduced the pain, I'd say by about 90%! I've woken up 5 hours later and the pain is still a lot less than it was, I'm not sure if that's the garlic or the antibiotics are starting to take hold, either way thank you for this thread! Garlic is amazing and so underused.
Comment posted by raj of sankarakovil, tamilnadu, India on 7 April 2016 at 4:21 3991
Garlic is good pain relief for toothache. Thanks my tooth pain gone in a minute.
Comment posted by Khennth of Polokwane, Limpopo, SA on 5 March 2016 at 8:21 3928
Garlic is the king. I am now in less pain as I say garlic is still in my mouth. But pains are going away. Thanks for your advice with garlic.
Comment posted by Clever of Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica on 24 February 2016 at 15:37 3915
I was having a toothache for several nights. I crushed a small amount of garlic and placed it in the affected area and less than a minute the unbearable pain was no longer there. Trust me the garlic good!
Comment posted by Anna of Toronto, Ontario, Canada on 30 January 2016 at 15:5 3871
I have an abscess on my gum, I was in horrific pain. Took garlic and swelling went down and pain is gone, pain killers are still in the bag.
Comment posted by Anon of Salt Lake City, Utah , USA on 28 January 2016 at 4:45 3867
I just got my wisdom teeth removed. I was on multiple pain killers but the pain was not going away. The pain was in my gums and it hurt to even move. I came across the garlic and scoffed at the idea but I changed my mind and decided to try it. I didn't have fresh garlic, but I had garlic powder. I shook some garlic powder into the bottom of a cup and added a splash of water to create a paste. I used a q-tip to apply it to the affected areas. Within minutes I had relief. The pressure released from my head and ear. It does burn, is hard to keep in your mouth, and makes your breath reek but it is totally worth it. I finally managed to get more than one hour of sleep at a time. I don't recommend putting he garlic right on the extraction site.
Comment posted by Duchy Tooth of Boone, NC, USA on 28 January 2016 at 3:12 3866
Fresh garlic is the only thing that gave me relief during the week I had to wait before I could get dental treatment. It really does work.
Comment posted by kandiegrrrl of Pensacola, FL, USA on 25 January 2016 at 18:3 3860
Omg! Sweet relief! Cut open a fresh clove put a slice on each side, loved through the burn... And pain gone! Night night!
Comment posted by Daniel of Sydney, NSW, Australia on 27 December 2015 at 10:31 3791
I have a broken molar, which has now got an abscess under it. Insane pain that the painkillers just couldn't get under control. Two treatments of raw garlic just pressed between my teeth, for at least 5 minutes, has brought the pain to a manageable level, while the infection gets brought under control. Unfortunately the tooth needs to be removed, but at least the pain is now bearable.
Comment posted by Colleen of Apollo, Pennsylvania, USA on 26 December 2015 at 18:30 3789
I've been having the absolute worst pain the past two nights because of a loose filling and can't get to the dentists till next week due to the holiday. Garlic gave me immediate relief. Oh my god this is a god send thank you so much I can sleep in peace now.