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Over the years I have dealt with some severe tooth pain..nerve pain, a broken tooth, braces, exposed nerves, dry name a few.
I am posting this, because I currently have an exposed nerve- and my husband made the mix for me..just when I was about to go grab a pair of pliers from the garage...

This remedy is one that has worked time and time again- for the severe conditions (when you can't get to the dentist right away)

*Please note- you may want to check the ingredients, or check with your doctor/pharmacy first..

The 'concoction' My husband made up:

Ingredients are normally household items-

Ibuprofen for swelling
Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine) for numbing effect
a little Children's Liquid Ibuprofen or Tylenol (IBU works the best for this)
*if you don't have the flexeril, use Orajel, Orabase, or Ambesol instead

Take one whole ibuprofen, and 1/2 flexeril and crush them into powder- we have a pill cutter/crusher but if you don't have one, place them in a zip-lock bag and hit with hammer...
Now pour them into a small container- shot glass, appetizer dip dish, empty pill bottle, etc
Add a few drops of the liquid ibuprofen or Tylenol- just enough to make a 'paste'
(the water is only to thin it down if you would rather swish and spit- do not swallow!!)
Now use a Q-Tip or your finger and apply to the sore spot- spit when you have saliva build up. Again DO NOT swallow! I say this, because the Flexiril, while having a great numbing effect on your mouth, is a muscle relaxant and you may not want the effects of this.. the Ibuprofen is hard on your stomach, being crushed into is not going to kill you to swallow it, just probably won't make you feel very good..

You may have to do this again in about 1-2 hours (every 30min if really severe) So SAVE it.. but it will get you through the night, until you can see a doctor.. The effect for me, is similar to a nerve block, without your cheeks and nose being numb as well..
*you also have to make sure to get it down in your tooth on the nerve, if your tooth is broken or cracked..around the gum line will not help that..

This remedy has saved me from madness a few times, and although I always 'balk' at it when my husband brings it up, by the time I am done, I am very, very Grateful!!

*Another thing that helps me, is a heat pack..if you do not have one, have someone make you a quick little pack, by taking a clean tube sock and filling it with rice, wheat berries or flax seed. Wrap a rubber band around the top (no metal on it!!) and zap it in the microwave for about 45-60 seconds on high...

*If you don't feel comfortable using the concoction above and orajel is just not working..take just CHILDREN'S LIQUID IBUPROFEN and swish about a teaspoonful in your mouth until it stops the 'burning' sensation.. spit or swallow- if you have to repeat often, just spit out every time..

I hope this helps someone as much as it helped me!!! ;)

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