The gums around my teeth, that have a cavitiy in them hurt very badly. I have taken Ibuprofen, tylonal and nothing seems to touch the pain.
29 Mar 2013
I have "rampant tooth decay" due to medical conditions, medications, and over-brushing my teeth and brushing the enamel off (a touch of OCD right there ;) ), and I have the same problem. Advil works well if you can use it, but I can't. Excederin worked well when I was still able to take it, yet another medication I can't take. I was given a prescription for viscous 2% lidocaine, and while that works for 15-20 minutes, the pain comes back when it wears off. What I've found to work best is, now trust me on this, is swishing Listerine in my mouth for about a minute. Make sure it has methyl salicylate in it, too. I think that's what makes it work. When I do that, and keep a heating pad (covered and on low heat) on the part of my mouth that hurts, it gets rid of most of the pain.
29 Mar 2013
Many times Dentist will call in prescriptions when it is Friday and they know you will be in pain all weekend
If that did not work I would use 800 milligrams of advil every 6 hours and Tylenol every 4 hours
I would use the numbing Meds like orajel but I would also put aspirin directly on the tooth that is hurting
29 Mar 2013
You should really be alarmed!I was in that situation before th dr diagnosed me with Neuropathy!I did some research and find out that an previous tooth extract caused severe damage to my nerve endings in my mouth!we should never treat the symptom we can create more damage its 2013 and iv only experienced this severe toothache now and the extraction took place 20years ago!strange hey!previous mouth surgery can damage your nerve ending!I no!because iv experienced it and th only surgery I had was that extraction than.we must be proactive with our whole Being!its the only Body we have!all of th best.
16 days ago
I know this is an old thread but after reading 5million posts since I have been in agony on and off for 5 weeks with severe pain..swollen jaw non stop throbbing that everytime i thought would go away it simply moved to a new spot on my mouth..ive been on minocycline and percocet and no relief.it actually got bad enough I cut my gums with an exacto blade to relieve pressure..the one thing that finally worked was oregano oil I got from a herbal shop.I applied it directly to the swollen area and tooth then swallowed the run off..finally 48 hours minimal pain just a slight ache every now and then. I hope this helps someone cause jeez I know how horrible any pain in The mouth can get and how relentless they can be too.
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