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Melanie

I've just read the aspirin powder remedy, and it actually sounds like something that could work, I'd try it if I had aspirin... May I suggest though, maybe adding a drop of water to make a thick paste would probably help it to get in to the tooth a bit better... Almost like an aspirin filling I guess. Also what might work (and I'm not recommending anyone trying this as I don't know what other effects if could have) my boyfriend was once taking nurofen and instead of swallowing it accidentally chewed it and he said it made his mouth go numb... So maybe using the aspirin method with nurofen could work (again... I'm not a doctor, dentist,or pharmacist so I don't know what other effects this could have). What I have found that works in the past though is using a Hydrogen peroxide mouth rinse (3% hydrogen peroxide mixed with water, I think its about half half mix) should clean out the tooth well (try not to swish it around your mouth as you would normally as the movement and pressure caused by this action tends to irritate the tooth and cause it to throb, instead try to just hold it around the tooth and then gently spit,make sure to not leave it in your mouth for more than 20 seconds at a time and whatever you do DO NOT SWALLOW IT! some websites will tell you it's fine to keep it for up to a minute but I was told no more than 20 seconds at a time by a ear nose and throat specialist and surgeon as they use this as a remedy for tonsillectomy recovery as it help to kill bacteria and heal the open wound, I had previously used it for that, and then thought it may help with infected teeth and I have found it 
does I have previously had 3 broken teeth that lead to infection and excruciating pain the first resulted in extraction and the next 2 in root canal therapy... I am currently dealing with a 4th broken tooth which also needs root canal treatment, as I noticed the broken tooth before any infection had started my dentist put in a temporary filling to block of and chance of infection... This was done 2 and a half weeks ago... The temporary filling broke off 2 days ago, i booked an appointment for tomorrow to get it refilled temporarily until the root canal treatment as I am currently broke and don't get paid until tomorrow afternoon... But it's too late... It's begun... The horrid throb of an infected tooth :( I have done a peroxide rinse brushed my teeth and taken anti inflammatories... All I can do now is try to get some rest and hope for the best as I prepare for the worst of it.

Before I try to sleep though... Another couple of handy tips:

Another product I've tried for toothache is Xylocane it's an anesthetic numbing gel (basically the gel a dentist uses before a local anesthetic needle) you can get over the counter at pharmacies I thought I would try this on a broken tooth as I had first experienced it in hospital when I had an excruciating bout of tonsillitis, I used to get this about 8 - 10 times a year and would always be in a lot of pain, a few particular occasions ended up in hospital as it hurt so much that it even hurt to breath as my tonsils would swell to the middle if my throat, one hospital visit a nurse gave me a pink jelly like substance and told me to hold it at the back of my throat for 3 seconds... It was like magic... I went from to painful to breathe to chatting and laughing in seconds (my mum even td me to be quiet incase they thought I had been faking it lol) anyways, that was 5% Xylocane which unfortunately isn't available over the counter I'm nut even sure if u can have it prescribed to you if may be a hospital only thing as far as I know pharmacies only stock 3% (the 2% difference doesn't sound like much but it is) 3% still works though just coat the problem tooth and gum around it with it and let it sit and soak in, it should take most of the pain away. (ps this is based on personal experience and may not work for everyone).

 
Also Hydrogen peroxide is fantastic to soak your toothbrush in daily as it kills the bacteria that lives and grows on your toothbrush. Having a clean toothbrush is important because it promotes healthier teeth, if you don't clean your tooth brush then you are just brushing your teeth with the bacteria built up from every time before that, simply put, you wouldn't wash your dishes with a dirty sponge right? 

I wish you all luck with whatever problems you may be experiencing, as I'm sure a lot of us know it is not a pleasant experience and one best avoided if possible.

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