My dentist told me I would feel great in three days after my molar extraction and that I would only need ibuprofen for pain. After 48 hours I was in so much pain I called him for a prescription for a painkiller and was given Hydrocodone, which I took as prescribed and which did not even begin to touch the pain. I found this website and bought clove oil and tea tree oil and put one drop each on a piece of gauze and topped it with a whole capsule of vitamin E oil. This was soothing and I had the feeling it was promoting healing of the wound. I took 3 GRAMS of powdered vitamin C every four hours to promote healing. I was taking 4 Excedrin (aspirin + caffeine) for pain every 4-6 hours, which allowed me to rest. I changed the clove oil-tea tree oil-vitamin E compresses frequently--using 6 or 7 in one afternoon. After 72 hours, I added swishing with warm salt water to keep the wound clean and kept up the vitamin C routine. I felt a little less pain, and that was encouraging. I stopped the salt water rinses and changed to rinsing with peroxide diluted 1:4 with warm water. I switched from caffeinated aspirin to ibuprofen, 4 tablets every 6 hours. It's been two weeks and my wound is completely healed, no pain. I saw my dentist yesterday and he said the site looks very good. I still gave him a swift kick for making me think it was no big deal and I'd be all well in three days! What a joke!
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