for the pain. i already take ultram and perioxicam fro fibromyalgia
30 Dec 2009
With that kind of pain, there probably isn't anything over the counter that will work very well. As said in the other answer, you might have an exposed nerve. You also might have an infection down by the root, spreading into your jaw. Both are very painful and will not go away until you see a professional, who can treat you with antibiotics and/or pain medications. I will tell you this; what you're feeling right now is nothing compared to what you will feel if you don't go to a Dentist. It's just going to get worse. I know that's easier said then done, for many different reasons. Finances play a big part. If you don't have the money, you can't see a Dentist, even with Medicaid (medi-cal). If that's the case, try to find a clinic that has a sliding scale and will charge you by the amount of income you make- a lot less expensive, but possible. Or try to find soeone who could loan you the money.There is something I can tell you that might help.
It's a temporary fix, but both my boyfriend and I have tried it, and it does work. There is a product that you can buy over the counter at markets or drugstores.. It's called Dentek. and says on the label "maximum hold Tamparin". It's a lost filling repair. It's a thick paste that you can apply to/in the broken tooth, or lost filling. It dries pretty solid, and covers the exposed area, which if you have exposed the nerve, will make you feel oh so much, better. I used it for a broken tooth until I was able to get a Dentist I could afford (a couple of weeks) You will have to replace it every few days (maybe less). It does wear down/falls out). It's only temporary though, and you still need to see a dentist. Infection will not go away and will worsen quickly. If not treated with antibiotics, you will get very seriously ill and the pain will be unbearable. As far as a pain reliever, it sounds like you are beyond the "over the counter" pain reliever, but try this; sometimes it's helpful, sometimes not. Take an aspirin(acetominiphen) type maximum strength pain reliever, and then two hours later take a non aspirin pain reliever (like Advil?) Check the labels for ingredients and how often to take. You don't want to take anything that is a twelve hour dose. Make sure you are not taking just two different kinds of aspirin. Switch back and forth every two hours. My Dentist had me do that once, and it was better than nothing. You can only do it for a couple of days though. The only real fix you can get is to see a Dentist. Good luck and please try to find a way to get to a dentist. I've had both a broken tooth and a lost filling, and I was in agony. That is such a painful thing to have and my heart goes out to you. I will say a prayer for you.
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