The worst toothache, or neuralgia, coming from the teeth may be speedily and delightfully ended by the application of a bit of clean cotton saturated in a solution of ammonia to the defective tooth. Sometimes the late sufferer is prompted to momentary laughter by the application, but the pain will disappear.
Alum reduced to a powder, a teaspoonful of the powder and an equal quantity of fine salt well mixed, applied to the gums by dipping your moistened finger in the mixed powder; put some also in the tooth, and keep rubbing the gums with it; it scarcely ever fails to cure.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: alum, ammonia, cotton, gum, gums, mouth, neuralgia, salt, teeth, tooth, toothache, whitehouse | Comment (0)