I can't bare the pain these toothaches and because of that I'm taking a ton of ibuprofens. I've been taking about 6 200mg ibuprofens on a regular basis for the past 3-4 weeks. Some days I'll take about 10-12. I started taking more and more as the pain would not go away. The most I have taken was about 16 in a 24 hour period. I just can't take the pain anymore. I called the dentist and they set up an appointment but they want to do things their way. I told them it was an emergency and I needed to be seen asap. They scheduled me for 2 days later and considering I don't have insurance and the toothache wasn't as bad so I didn't end up going. I have went to them before and they quoted me 30k and that's why I'm scared to go back. They wanted to fix everything even though I asked if we could please just get to the specific tooth. I just need to know what I can do or what else I can take to get rid of the pain. I've never had a toothache that lasted this long. I've had toothaches for as long as I can remember tho. This time it's different because it's on a daily basis and it hurts all day. These toothaches get so bad I feel physically and mentally drained. The whole side of my face hurts, I get headaches and I can't sleep. The cold weather isn't helping. My teeth are very very sensitive to the cold, therefore, stepping outside gives me a toothache which is horrible considering I work outside. Please, any help on what I can take will be great. Thank you.
16 200mg is max dose for an adult in 24 period. Its 3200mg a day. If you're taking this many, and it's not working, adding more won't help. I know what you're going thru. What I find to help in emergency situations, is poking a hoke in an advil liquid gel cap and squeezing it directly into or onto the problem tooth, I don't know which is worse the horrid taste or, the pain. The taste may take the spotlight off the pain, lol, I don't know. But it works in extreme cases. Also at the dollar general rexall maximum liquid oral pain relief. Its a god send. Amp orajel up times 500. These r only temp fixes, I make yourself a dentist appt, and get your rear end there! Teeth getting infected is very dangerous. If you have any left over antibiotics, take them. Hope you get relief soon.
Stop taking the high doses of ibuprofen because like any NSAIDs on the market they can inhibit the process which protects the stomach an exacerbate bleeding in the GI tract. Try acetaminophen (Tylenol®) for minor bouts of pain; add a topical anesthetic to your tooth (Ambesol; clove extract or lidocaine) Since most problems with teeth are the development of peri apical abssesses you should see about obtaining a wide-spectrum antibiotic (Penicillin V; clindamycin or cipro.) and while you're at it an appointment for root-canal or extraction should be considered. If the pain is "outta this world... " and you can't find relief ask your dentist or primary-care doctor if you can have hydrocodone 10 mg with 500 mg APAP (ie. acetaminophen's chemical name. Even more powerful is Percocet® (oxycodone 5 mg with 325 mg APAP) or Roxicet which is oxycodone without the added Tylenol if you and/or the doctor are worried about acute liver damage from high-dose APAP.
One of these opioid preps will certainly do the trick. I hope your tooth woes are a thing of the past very soon. If you need more info or clarification simply ask and I will try and respond in a timely fashion. Take care, Paul >> RAY...
So, this amount of pain, your body is telling you something is BAD wrong! Do you have a sinus infection? It can cause extreme pain in your upper teeth. Is the pain at the top of your gums on the upper row of teeth? I had an abscess in my upper gum over my canine tooth. Got it just in time before it burst and erupted and went into my blood stream. This is a serious medical problem. Please go get treatment. It won't go away on its own. Hope you get relief soon.
I can't believe you begged for an emergency consultation and then cancelled it. The not very smart factor with that is huge. "I can't bear the pain, I have to see the dentist" and then not show, tells them instantly that you were making an unnecessary issue out of something that clearly, could wait. It matters not if that is true or not, they are running a business and if you can't be bothered showing, they will not book you an emergency appointment again.
I'm in AU but if you do not cancel an appointment with less than 24 notice they can legally charge you for the consultation you booked.
For the sensitivity, don't you have a toothpaste for really sensitive teeth? We have one called Sensodyne and some people go from not being able to drink tap water to biting into ice cream.
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