I have had a horrible toothache for a couple of days now. There is nothing that I hate worse than a toothache. It just radiates through your entire head. Unfortunately I have a cavity that needs some work, but I cannot get into my dentist for a few weeks.
To be frank, this sucks. I could not believe it when they told me they could not get me in for an appointment for that long.
So when the pain flared back up today, I took to the internet.
I searched out some remedies for a toothache that I can do at home.
My first priority is managing the pain. I found an interesting pin on Pinterest. It said to use Vanilla Extract. I had never thought of that before, but it makes sense.
Simply take a cotton ball or swab and dip it into your vanilla extract. Then you rub it on the area with the toothache. I rubbed it around the tooth and gums. You could also leave your cotton ball soaked in the vanilla in your mouth for a few minutes.
This, of course, is only for temporary relief. The rubbing can ease some pain, but it mostly comes from the extract itself. The vanilla has a small concentration of alcohol and numbs the area. It also doesn’t hurt that the smell and taste are great.
I tried this and it relieved the pain for an hour or so. I had to repeat it a few times over the day but it was better than the pain.
I do want to say that you should make sure it is PURE VANILLA EXTRACT and not Imitation Vanilla Extract. Those are 2 different things.