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Ailment: Toothache

Remedy: Garlic

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

Visitors personal experiences with Garlic

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I tried this and it works

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, thanks for all of your post as this is definitely a home remedy worth the keeping.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

On saturday...pain uggggh. I used one clove of garlic directly on tooth......20min pain now. Til I get to dentist on monday.

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

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!!!!!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!!!

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