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Comment from: Mel, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 22

I've got tooth/nerve ache. The pain is in the bottom front teeth. I tried using Orajel but it is not working.

Comment from: pieterse, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 28

I use paint thinners on my tooth when I have toothache. It sounds crazy but I had enough pain. So yes, the onion works also, and shoe polish also works, but the thinners burns your mouth but it numbs your mouth. And Grandpa powder also works.


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