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Melody

I read through quite a number of latter suggestions on this site over last weekend as I was suffering once again from pain in the wisdom tooth area. As others have stated, nothing keeps the pain away forever and it seems that some things lose their effectiveness quite quickly. Here's a rundown of what I've been doing and how it's seemed to work.

I've been brushing my teeth with natural toothpaste for quite some time now and in comparing the ingredients I decided changing to 'Sensodyne' wasn't worth it. FWIW I use Nature's Gate Creme De Mint Natural Toothpaste.
In the past I was pretty sure I had infections, so I picked-up the Colgate Peroxyl. Normally, that pain went away in a couple days with using that and making sure I was brushing often. This time my pain seems to come in waves and I'm pretty sure it's from one of my impacted teeth finally growing in above another, so instead of dropping the money for a better-tasting peroxide solution I could essentially make at home, I bought some Jason's Healthy Mouth dental rinse. Again, a 'natural' product. In part I chose that one because it had not only tea tree oil which is antifungal in it's own right, but clove oil which was discussed here in depth. It is *strong* and can be diluted, but I chose to use it full-strength right now.

Tylenol is eh - I found like some others my PMS medication (Premsyn for me, no caffeine) worked better.

Since just about every 'extra strength' oral gel/liquid was essentially 20% benzocaine, I went with Kanka gel which you brush-on. It was by far the cheapest. It works for about 1/2 hour, just like everyone else said for other brands, so I tend to use it only if I'm getting a flare-up

Cold was working, and when it was working the soda trick did actually seem to help. I suck down soda anyway, so I wasn't changing anything. FWIW, I think it has to do with the carbonation acting somewhat like the fizz of the peroxide. Without the bonus of killing bacteria, of course.

Now it seems heat is working so I've been not putting ice in drinks, drinking tea/coffee, etc and using my heating pad.

I will have to get this one and probably at least the lower on the same side removed. My local county health department works with a Community Assistance Program and if I qualify, which I should, the extraction will be free. So if you have something like this in your state, check it out! It's worth it for no more pain.

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Anonymous

I have been using this Jason mouth wash also, and it's really helpful at removing the pain temporarily. Listerine is awful, it only makes the pain worse.
I ran out of Jason mouth wash though and it's at least 2 hours until the store opens to get more :(

A Friendly Nurse

I AM A NURSE... DO NOT PUT HEAT. YES IT FEELS GREAT BUT IT CAUSES SWELLING AND SWELLING EQUALS MORE PAIN. BLOCKS IN THE BAD STUFF (INFECTION ETC)AND WILLCAUSE THE INFECTION THE SPREAD UP TOWARDS YOUR EYE AREA AND EVEN THE OTHER SIDE OF YOU FACE TOO. I KNOW IT FEELS GOOD ON THAT HEATING PAD, BUT ITS ONLT GONNA MAKE MATTERS WORSE.

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