So I have ALWAYS had horrible teeth. I have never had my teeth cleaned by the dentist, I have had crowns before but have always made every excuse in the world to go to the dentist, I HATE it. So anyways, My back tooth broke basically in half a few months ago, the pain was UNBEARABLE. So many sleepless nights and tears shed over this damn tooth. Well I finally managed to pay out of pocket for the extraction. The pain was gone.... Until my OTHER back tooth breaks and this time its WORSE. The broken edge of my tooth is cutting my gums and is causing about a hundred times more pain. Well I cant manage to scrounge another 300-500 bucks for another extraction, so I tried ibuprofen which is whata I used to take for my other toothache but I am like IMMMUNE to it now. OUCH. So I just bought a tube of oragel its now 10:42pm. I cake on about 1/4 of the tube on my tooth. It seemed to be working until I started typing and the pain is starting to come back. Oh dear god what will fix this?!
Well ya see the only way i take care of a decayed tooth is simply pull it or have someone pull it for you. works every time
Over the years I have dealt with some severe tooth pain..nerve pain, a broken tooth, braces, exposed nerves, dry socket..to 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 powder..it 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!!! ;)
I'm a 3rd year proper student, taking up Dentistry...the only way you can remove the abcess is through drainage and not by using a tea bag,,tea bag can help in bleeding purposes. Self Medication is defenitely not advisable,.because the sharp thing that you would use to prick the affected area is not properly sterilize.,it would only cause more problem like infection or irritation.,nowadays., we use autoclave and no longer boiling..
the only way., to treat the periapical abscess,.is by root canal treatment or extraction .,,
I'm a dentist and if your tooth hurts more at night then in the daytime, or if its just killing you all the time, your tooth is probably abscessed and needs either to be extracted or to have a root canal treatment (preferred). There are some dentists who will call you in a prescription for an antibiotic at no charge if you promise to return for treatment. If they do this for you, make an effort to see the dentist as soon as you can afford it. It usually costs LESS than $200 to pull a tooth with no insurance. If you can afford the luxuries of a cell phone and cable t.v. then shame on you if you can't afford this. If you really are nearly homeless, there are free dental clinics in nearly every town. Until morning, dose up with Ibuprofen (Advil) , a warm compress, a lil' booze will help too...then call an emergency dentist.
the teabags and tcp is a miracle. thank you so much for this. went to bed with a teabag soaked in tcp jammed into my mouth. woke up in the morning, pain gone. brilliant
ok So i had this toothache for 1 year now and i went back to newzealand
because i live in australia.
and So i went to the dentist they did my tooth but they told me i needed it to come back tomarrow at 12:30 pm around lunch.
so the next morning i didnt go to
the dentist because of my mum went to work i went to school on the next day and the tooth went of for about 5 months later and then it came back.
i went to newzealand up in kaitaia
and i woke up at 4:00am in the morning i couldnt get back to sleep
i started crying and crying
and went to sleep around lunch.
i looked up on the internet i tried everything i went on the plane
to go back to australia i was crying because i had so much fun there.
i ordered a mars bar on the plane
and my tooth ache came up
its started playing up ever since, i got really angry and had no patience .
i went back to australia and the next morning my dad told me to get a nuerofen and so i got one and then he told me to get a spoon and crush the nuerofen and place some nuerofen on my tooth in the hole .
but if you dont have a hole in your toothe get a ear bud and get some nuerofen bits and put in on your tooth
and on the sides.
Sorry for the long story i have feelings for newzealand :(
i hope i helped
I have suffered from repetative abcesses for about seven years now, and being that I am unable to afford the rip-off prices that dentists here in the UK charge, I have been forced to look for my own home remedy.
I have found something that works absolute wonders to numb the pain and make them go down fairly quickly. It's easy and very cheap!
Here in the UK (Don't know if you guys get it in the U.S. or other countries) but there is a liquid antiseptic called TCP.
Everytime I get an abcess, I tear a bit of tissue and kind of scruch it up into a size that will fit at the abcess, wet it in the TCP (UNDILUTED!), and pop it in my mouth right on the abcessed tooth. I keep it there for a few minutes or more when possible, and afterwards the pain is numbed completely!
TCP is great, it can also help mouth ulcers (I can get them at the same time as an abcess!), and also be used externally too on cuts, spots etc... so it is very multi-use!
DON'T SWALLOW IT THOUGH! Spit out what you can after aplication!
The only downside is that TCP stinks, so everyone will notice it on you - but it beats being in pain or have your breath smell like the abcess! Also the taste will be quite overwhelming for some - I personally have got used to it now, so just give it time.
Even if TCP isn't readily available in your country, I highly recommend finding a way to get hold of it by buying it on the net or something, even if you have to import it somehow. It really is worth it! It has definately been my miracle help!
Just sprayed some Chloraseptic sore throat spray on the tooth and it took the edge off.
Im pregnant and since my hormones are all wack. Im in pain 24-7 not to mention the unborn baby takes calcium from your teeth and bone when you are low.
What works for me is the sore throat spray any kind the main one i use is Chloraseptic. It numbs my teeth and fast acting making the pain go away.