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PLEASE HELP! My tooth is killing me!!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Inspector Hammer!, Mar 2, 2002.

  1. Inspector Hammer!

    Inspector Hammer! Well-Known Member

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    I have a broken molar, and I am in intense pain! I've tried everthing, I took two extra strength tylenol, about a tablespoon of anbesol liquid, and washed my mouth out with salt water, but nothing is helping and it won't let me sleep.
    I have an appointment on Friday to have it removed, but until then...
    Is their any home remedy techniques you guys can tell me about, i'll try anything!
    I hope you can help, because I can't take this shit much longer![​IMG]
     
  2. Bruce Hedtke

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    Try an icepack. Restricting the blood flow might get you some relief, but if it's an exposed nerve, I'm not sure how effective ice would be, either.

    Bruce
     
  3. Bob McLaughlin

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    I had an abcess on my gums once because of a tooth, and I couldn't get to the dentist (why do these things always seem to happen on holiday weekends?) so here's the home remedy I tried, with some relief:

    WHISKEY.

    Take a shot of whiskey, the stronger the better. DON'T SWALLOW IT. Hold it in your mouth as long as you can stand it. It will numb your mouth and kill down the pain some.

    If you are under your state's legal drinking age, make sure you spit it out!
     
  4. Stephen L

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    Call Monday and ask if your dentist can give you a painkiller until you see him .
     
  5. Rob_J

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    John,

    Take an ice skate and a rock... well, I'm sure you know the rest, unless you've never seen Cast Away...
     
  6. Dalton

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    I have found that 800mg of Ibuprofren to work pretty well when my wisdom tooth was coming through and had me in extreme pain.
     
  7. Inspector Hammer!

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    Thanks guy's for the replies. Last night, after I got so insane with the pain that I put my fist through a picture on the wall, cutting my hand, I figured it was time to go to the ER.[​IMG]
    Turns out I have an infected absess, so they gave me a prescription for penacillin, vicodin, and motrin, I got them filled this morning. I feel o'k' now, but it still hurts, I just have to deal until friday when they pull this son of a bitch!
     
  8. Parker Clack

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    John:

    Definitely make sure you take all the Penicillin or the infection could just come right back and this time even worse. Ibuprofen will work great to cut down on the imflammation around the gum line but the Vicodin will do better to kill the pain. After the antibiotics kick in though your pain should start to really subside.

    I have been dealing with an infected tooth myself and got on some antibiotics. I still have to set up an appointment to see a dentist though.

    Parker
     
  9. JonZ

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    I am very familiar with tooth pain.Orajel and Aleve work pretty well.
     
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    In all honesty, if you have to wait a whole week for something that seems to have now become an emergency, your dentist ain't doing you many favours. When I started suffering from a painful infection after getting a wisdom tooth with curved roots pulled out of my mouth (the tooth wasn't a problem at the time -- YET!), I called my dentist and she said to go to her office before regular business hours so she can give me a perscription.

    You should really start looking for another dentist. Any doctor that lets their patients suffer needlessly for such a long period of time, and for a problem that can easily be corrected, isn't much of a doctor.
     
  11. Inspector Hammer!

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    I would look for a new dentist, but my appointment is with the clinic. I made the appointment when I broke the tooth, this was about five weeks ago now, I just got lucky that this started now. Oh well, five days to go and it won't be a problem anymore.
    Parker,
    Hope your feels better, I wouldn't hesitate to make that appointment though.
     
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    There's a product called Red Cross Toothache Medication UPC code 3-10742-00091-7 which consists of cotton pellets that you soak in liquid eugenol and then pack into the cavity or chip. I hear it works well for teeth that have been chipped or broken.[​IMG]
     
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    My sympathies, John. I've had some SEVERE tooth problems in the past, and I know full well that evil awful throbbing sensation. Ora-Jel, strong aspirin and salt water worked fairly well for me.
     
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    Now do you understand the pain that Chuck Nolan felt in Cast Away?
     
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    In NYC I could go see my dentist anytime and be treated right away. Their office was nothing fancy, it looks more like a shop than a doctor's office: A waiting room, then another room with 2 chairs seperated by a thin wall. I know for fact they (the doc and his apprentice) are not the best dentists in the world, but they get the job done, and at least I can WALK IN.
    Waiting 5 days makes no sense. You should have gone to ER right away, this is tooth pain fer crissake!!! [​IMG]
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    Holadem - oh, get another dentist
     
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    John-

    I'd call them Monday morning and let them know that this is an emergency, Most Dentists will take you in ASAP if you are in a lot of pain. Friday is a very long way off when your tooth and head are throbbing like a Mother fucker.
     
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    Yeah, John. What is with this Friday crap? Most dental offices will accept an emergency case. My dentist once came in to treat me for the very same thing at 4:00 AM. Granted, the bill that followed was no fun, but it was well worth it!
    I do know what you are feeling, BTW. Best wishes...[​IMG]
     
  18. Inspector Hammer!

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    Guy's, it's cool, i've just taken my third dose of the stuff the ER prescribed and the pain has deminished considerably, almost totally gone. With this medication I can hang in their until friday.
    The thing is, i'm on a very limited budget, and I cannot afford to go to a regular dentist, I have to go to the clinic, I have no choice really.
     
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    John, did you explain the situation to them? I'm sure even a busy clinic will be able to slot you in should they have a cancellation. I'd be surprised if they didn't have any cancellations earlier in the week.
    It'd beat medicating yourself into a stupor until then. Save the awesome pain killers for a special occasion. [​IMG]
     
  20. Mike Frezon

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    John, it should help that you've just passed 2500 posts! THAT should take your mind off the tooth pain! [​IMG]
    Seriously, tell the clinic its an emergency and get it done!
     

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