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Pain relief for dry socket?

(9 Posts)
TinTinsSexySister Wed 05-Feb-14 00:29:24

I had my lower left wisdom tooth out last Wednesday but today the pain had been really bad.

I called hosp and they said I might have dry socket and to go in tomorrow AM to get it checked out.

I am in fucking agony right now and can't sleep. Have taken paracetamol and Ibuprofen all day but the 600mg ibuprofen they gave me is about to run out.

What am I going to do? I already want to cut my jaw off and I'm taking them. I'm scared how bad the pain will be without them hmm

LadyGardenersQuestionTime Wed 05-Feb-14 00:44:10

If the pain is that bad I'd take myself up to the walkin or even a&e and just sit it out until someone nice gives me some more pain relief.

Christmascandles Wed 05-Feb-14 01:01:50

Oh no, this happened to me last year. Fucking agony....

Did they 'pack' it with any dressing..?

Do you have any clove oil? You need to put a tiny bit of clove oil onto some dressing and put it over it. Failing that codeine worked for me, but the relief after I went back and they 'dressed' it for me was immense.

Get yourself back there first thing regardless. Hope you're ok shock

VestaCurry Wed 05-Feb-14 01:21:32

I had this a few years ago. In the end I went to A&E in middle of the night and I was given a pethidine shot to tide my over until I could see dentist a few hours later.

HerRoyalNotness Wed 05-Feb-14 04:07:37

Oh gosh you poor thing! I suffered a week with that when I had my wisdom teeth out. Couldn't get through to the receptionist just how much pain I was in and that it wasn't normal discomfort!! Pain free as soon as the dentist put packing in when I eventually got an appointment.

TinTinsSexySister Wed 05-Feb-14 11:59:37

Thanks everyone, advice and support MUCH appreciated.

I went in this morning and they washed it out and packed it with something red and smelling of cloves. It hurt so much. I am traumatised.

Anyway, he gave me some more ibuprofen, and a squirty thing to clean it with but said another week prob, before it gets much better.


Does anyone know if I will need it repacked? Dr Google says yes, but he didn't say anything about going back.

Thymeout Wed 05-Feb-14 14:46:51

Mine didn't need repacking and the pain eased off almost immediately.

Re pain relief, ask a pharmacist. There is an over the counter product with codeine in it, but anything strong enough to work on the pain will probably make you a bit woozy. Also, beware, codeine is v constipating.

TinTinsSexySister Wed 05-Feb-14 16:47:55

Thanks Thyme out - off to find codeine.

YellowHibiscus Wed 05-Feb-14 20:59:29

Sorry to hear you are in such agony, I feel your pain. Unfortunately, quite literally. I had two wisdom teeth out late last year and had a dry socket then (bottom). Last week I had my other two wisdom teeth removed and despite following all recommendations carefully, I have another dry socket, again the lower tooth.

Nurofen plus is giving me some relief, this has codeine in it as well. I have clove oil and DH has been dropping a couple of drops into the socket every so often which is helping, though it tastes rather unpleasant. Did your dentist give you antibiotics?

Wishing you a speedy recovery, it is truly awful. It was about 3 weeks following the op that I felt completely better last time. Hoping it'll go away more quickly this time.

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