Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The worst ever toothache! Help!!!!?

I have the most serious toothache and gum pain. IIt s radiating into my ear, cheek and up into my eye. Please someone give me your ideas on how to get rid of this pain! It is the worst!!!

The worst ever toothache! Help!!!!?
i assume you're asking what do to about this now.

if you're in severe pain (like a 10 on the 1-10 pain scale with 10 being the worst pain you've ever felt in your life) then take a trip to the nearest emergency room.

you could have a nasty infection that has now spread into your sinuses (which is causing your cheek and eye pain). you don't want to wait on this b/c the infection can spread and get worse.

if you can wait till morning-call your dentist at once and tell them you need to be seen right away or you'll need to go to the emergency room. you're more than likely going to need antibiotics and possibly minor tooth surgery to correct the problem.

for now-take ibuprofen (if not allergic) to help with the pain. take 200-400mg every 6 hour as needed but no more than 1200mg in 24 hours.

you can try alternating heat with ice to help reduce swelling and ease pain. apply ice for 10-15 mins then within an hour you can apply the heat (use a warm washcloth or special heating pack found in the first aid section of your local drugstore. you can use a heating pad but do not appy directly to your skin) for 10-15 mins. alternate these every hour or you can stick to using whichever one makes you feel better.

if the ibuprofen doesn't work and you're hurting too much to sleep-then head on into the emergency room. they can at least give you some heavy duty pain meds until you can see the dentist.

good luck to you!!
Reply:I undertsand your pain, It is the worst EVER! I just went through 2 days of blinding pain, and I have an abscess. Now I'm on antibiotics, and in a week I'll have a root canal. to think that I postponed going to the dentist for 2 years. Report It

Reply:go to the dentist... other than that antibotic and motrin is what they normally give you here. maybe you can try ice just to numb your gum some too...
Reply:get to dentist as quick as possible, it sounds like infection that can lead to heart problems if not taken care of. use a heating pad on your face and over the counter pain pill
Reply:well go to Walgreens or CVS, Long's one of those 24hour places and go to the dept that sells temporary fillings, you can try to use this, it worked for me! If it doesn't work than go to the ER. However, the ER will only treat the pain but they will give you antibiotic which will also help the pain if it is in fact infected. You may have a serious infection-how long has this been going on? Get into your dentist tomorrow or asap. Anyways, check out your local 24 hour pharmacy/store and see if they have anything for cavity's, fillings. Then follow directions. Email me if you have any problems after that or need further instructions when getting the kit. Try this first it will save you money and time at the ER. God Bless hope your pain goes away! Take Ibuprofen with food 800mg po if adult.
Reply:Since it's the middle of the night, here at least, take some tylonel or ib profin, to take away some of the pain. You might even go to your regular Dr. You might have a sinus infection, which does cause some tooth ache. If it's that bad you might even have to have a root canal done on that tooth.

But first call your dentist and leave a message on their voice mail box, if they have one, tell them that you need to come in you are in severe pain. they will take a xray of that tooth and do an exam. if it's really bad like i said it might need to have a root canal done.

Good Luck
Reply:Get to the dentist FAST!!! If you let it go you will more than likely lose a tooth or more. For immediate relief tonight though you can take the spice whole cloves and put directly on the gum by which ever tooth is hurting. Keep it between lip and gum.(kinda like chew tobacco). It will take the pain away within minutes. It will only stay gone though as long as you keep them in your mouth. Good Luck!! Tooth pain is the worst.
Reply:If you have a cavity in the tooth, crush up an aspirin or any soft coating pain killer. I used to crush one between two teaspoons. Then fill the cavity with the crushed pill, and also take a pain killer like Tylenol, or advil, etc.

Now if you can get some Aloe Vera Juice found in any health food store, take about an ounce and just hold it in your mouth for a couple of minutes, and then you can swallow it and do it again, Also take a couple of ounces of it every two hours or so. It is a natural healer so will not hurt you in any way. Aloe Vera is a wonderful product.

Take a look at this as you can get it here also, with other herbs included.

www.nupro.net/products.asp?632 scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the link "imunity" and you will see a small bottle called "Symphony" appear and the tiny word "more" click that and it will tell you what it is, then you can follow instructions.
Reply:sounds like an abscess in your wisdom tooth, if you can't wait til morning you can and should go to the ER. if sounds like an infection

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