Post # 1
This is more of a vent because its late, I have to be up for work in 4 hours, I havent slept in almost 3 days and suddenly this evening my tooth started to hurt. The worst pain that I have experienced. I have never had a tooth ache in my 30 something years of living… I know I wouldnt wish this on an enemy!!
I’ve taken meds, rinsed with salt water, and bought some $12 orajel…NOTHING is helping. NO 24hr dentist in the area….give me strength until I can call my dentist in the morning…OMG
Post # 3
OOOOOOOOOOWWWWW! So sorry 🙁
Post # 4
If you have vanilla or mint extract put that on it, it might help. Also brush your teeth, somehow it was always soothing to my gums. I’m sorry you’re hurting, tooth pain is the WORST!
Post # 5
Oh man, I’ve had a sudden onset of acute tooth pain once. I didn’t think I could even drive because I couldn’t open my eyes.
Sensodyne toothpaste is a good temporary fix. Orajel just made my tongue and gums numb. I agree about the mint (common mint not peppermint). You can even just strip a stalk of mint (if you have herbs) and put the sap directly on your tooth. It also works to heal mouth sores when you bite your cheek.
Post # 6
I use vanilla extract when I have a toothache…I’m not really sure why it works but it definitely helps more than lots of other things. Plus most people have it in their house already. Make sure it’s not imitation though.
Post # 7
thanks ladies…I am going to try EVERYTHING…this is the worst!!
Post # 8
Ugh, I am so sorry!! TOOTHACHES ARE THE WORST!!!! I hope you find some comfort until you get into the dentist. I just went through this and had to get my last wisdom tooth out. I have had plenty of toothache and I know your pain. Let me know how that vanilla extract works because Ill try that next time… well I hope there isnt a next time but just in case! Good luck!!
Post # 9
Usually dentists have an emergency line that you can contact them at 24/7. I just went through the same thing and had a root canal done yesterday because of it. My dentist perscribed me codeine over the phone because I was in so much pain and that helped a lot. Im not on vikodin because its so bad from the surgery…I would see if they can do something like that for you
Post # 10
thanks again ladies…I toughed it out and made it thru the night. got a first thing appt today and had to have a root canal. I have been sleep alllllllllllll day and finally just helped myself to some Mott’s and Yogart! (taste like an nice steak after not eating for 2 days)
I remember the days when I was able to say “I have no idea what a toothache feels like” I’d just like to say now…”I never want to feel that pain again!”
Post # 11
try clove extract/oil, it really helps with the pain.