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Tooth Ache Home Remedy Comments

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I have tried many of the remedies listed here. The tea bags seem to work pretty well and the salt water rinses have been a family staple for years.

But this is the worst toothache I have ever had (and I have had lots). Advil was no longer working, I couldn't even tell that I had taken any! I was down to having a small amount of cold water in my mouth at all times to keep the pain away for a moment.

After reading through the posts here, I saw the post mentioning the Dent's Toothache Gum. I went out immediately and bought some (nothing like holding cold water in your mouth while shopping at Walgreen's lol and rushing back out to the car to get some more because you had to swallow it when you get to the cash register).

I got home and put the gum into the broken tooth that was aching. This particular tooth is very broken and I have been meaning to get it removed (there's no fixing this one) but hadn't had the time or money yet. I had to use a big chunk of the gum to fill the hole. The gum is working very well. It is medicated so it's numbing the nerve (mostly) and has blocked the gigantic missing section of the tooth to keep air and other things out. The best part about it, is that I won't have to keep applying anything throughout the night and will be able to sleep.

Thanks to whoever mentioned this gum! I will be able to sleep tonight and make it to work in the morning so I can make some money to go the dentist!

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Thank you for this post, it has helped my boyfriend greatly.


where can i buy this gum at


you can buy the gun at Walgreens i just googled it


WARNING avoid this gum it contains benzocaine, I copied and pasted this from fda website

ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients that FDA continues to receive reports of methemoglobinemia, a serious and potentially fatal adverse effect, associated with benzocaine products both as a spray, used during medical procedures to numb the mucous membranes of the mouth and throat, and benzocaine gels and liquids sold over-the-counter and used to relieve pain from a variety of conditions, such as teething, canker sores, and irritation of the mouth and gums.

BACKGROUND: Methemoglobinemia is a rare, but serious condition in which the amount of oxygen carried through the blood stream is greatly reduced. In the most severe cases, methemoglobinemia can result in death. Patients who develop methemoglobinemia may experience signs and symptoms such as pale, gray or blue colored skin, lips, and nail beds; headache; lightheadedness; shortness of breath; fatigue; and rapid heart rate. Methemoglobinemia has been reported with all strengths of benzocaine gels and liquids, and cases occurred mainly in children aged two years or younger who were treated with benzocaine gel for teething. The signs and symptoms usually appear within minutes to hours of applying benzocaine and may occur with the first application of benzocaine or after additional use. The development of methemoglobinemia after treatment with benzocaine sprays may not be related to the amount applied. In many cases, methemoglobinemia was reported following the administration of a single benzocaine spray.

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