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Guardianangel Sat 18-Jun-05 10:34:24

Have got an appointment on Tuesday to see specialist but am in dire pain. The pain has gone round my face and jaw. Been taking extra strength paracetamol together with DS Bonjela! Now trying and paracetamol codeine tablet suggested by Pharmacist. Still in agony. Any good suggestions please to get me through the next couple of days as I am worn out with dealing with the pain.

assumedname Sat 18-Jun-05 10:35:32

Contact your dentist/doctor for antibiotics if there's an infection?

assumedname Sat 18-Jun-05 10:36:59

I found clove oil helps - tastes foul on the gum though!

ks Sat 18-Jun-05 11:23:25

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jasper Sat 18-Jun-05 19:58:06

Bathe your mouth in hottish salty water.
Hold a mouthful over the sore area for as long as you can while massaging the outside of your face.
Alternate neurofen with paracetamol ( assuming not pg)

colditz Sat 18-Jun-05 20:00:55

Clove oil is a good local aneasthetic for your mouth.

Tiggiwinkle Sat 18-Jun-05 20:01:13

I would go to A and E-they can give you stronger painkillers than you can get at the chemist. I do sympathise-toothache is absolutely awful, isn't it?

Puff Sat 18-Jun-05 20:04:48

Guardianangel -I went to A&E about my wisdom tooth (it was post op) as I was in screaming agony.

Got seen pretty fast and given a shot of pethidine and some additional painkillers on top of the ones the dentist had given me which just weren't touching it!

Puff Sun 19-Jun-05 20:03:47

How are you guardianangel?

Guardianangel Sun 19-Jun-05 20:10:53

Hi there, im coping ok. I was tempted to go to A&E but they do make you feel a bit of a nuisance. (you know, not dying and all that)! Had a better day yesterday but today a bit more painful. I have taken all advice and am trying the neurofen combo with hottish salty water at the moment. Thank to you and everyone who posted to me, reeeaaaally greatful. Will post when Ive seen consultant on Tuesday. Bye for now. x

moondog Sun 19-Jun-05 20:17:54

Yes clove oil,better still,chew aclove and keep it close to thetooth.
Better stillgo toA&E ! You can't spend48hourslike this!

ebbie22 Sun 19-Jun-05 20:23:17

Also get some ARinica from boots or any health shops...

Puff Sun 19-Jun-05 20:39:13

Good luck GA - much sympathy!

Guardianangel Tue 21-Jun-05 20:28:34

Evening ALL. Seen specialist and will whip (two) wisdom teeth out in August! I have been given anti biotics and pain killers and feel a tad more comfortable. I think the next couple of days will tell. Thanks for all advice.

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