I can't imagine putting orajel on anything that's still healing with stitches that would really burn so any other ideas besides Motrin/Tylenol and ice packs.
My daughter had a nagging toothache and stopped on the way home for Oragel.
She ate dinner and brushed her teeth.
Apparantly, she had an exposed nerve
and. She was in excruciating pain all night long. Next day she had an emergency root canal.
Be careful if you are going to use Oragel NOT to have nerve involvement.
Oil of clove works for cavities topically along with an NSAID.
Kim; WildCatVet has a very good answer but the liquid oil of clove many times behind the pharmacy should do a lot better than Orajel and you don't have to worry about the thickness of the gel. If you can't find a pharmacy try a store and look where the dental section is and grab the red cross tooth ache drops and that will work also and highly recommend get what you use most the time Advil or Motrin Generic and use one or the other to get the swelling down don't brush tonight. Call your dentist in the morning if it is this bad. I am so sorry this is the worst pain a person can get good luck.Chuck1957
So sorry about you're excruciating tooth pain.
Maybe you could call your dentist in the morning and see if they might have a dentist on call for the weekend?
The bigger the dentist practice the better your chances are getting a weekend appointment.
Also if your dentist cannot see you until the beginning of the week then maybe he could prescribe something to get you through the weekend?
Obviously, he couldn't prescribe a narcotic but maybe he could get you started on an antibiotic which will eventually make the tooth drain thus making the pain not so severe by the time you're able to see him?
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