BAD Tooth Ache

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by luv2float, Sep 23, 2005.

  1. luv2float

    luv2float New Member

    Does anyone have any ideas on how to rid myself of a bad toothache? Need to do something to get through this until I can see a dentist, which I can't afford right now.

    On top of my fibro pain, I now have this terrible toothache that is driving me crazy!

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I'll try anything.

    Thanks.
  2. ckk

    ckk New Member

    try either orajel or there are these baby pills out now for babies that are teething! i gave some to my 13 year old for a toothache and it helped her! you can get them at any pharmacy. good luck.
    ckk feel better.
  3. fificat

    fificat New Member

    I grew up in the south so I know all the old southern remdies... First... Bursh your teeth with a baking soda tooth paste with warm water with kindda a little bit of pressure on that tooth then bite down on an asprin with the tooth that is giving you pain.. that will do the trick for a good while. if you want do it in the opposite bite down the brush. but make sure its with warm water... and with pressure... it will feel bettre i promise... I use i have problems with my teeth when I was pregrant with my daughter and it helped alot.

    Sharlie
  4. ourplanet

    ourplanet New Member

    Hope I can help. I am a registered dental assistant currently studying dental hygiene. The post about the clove was right on the money. Clove has a very sedating effect on the pulp (nerve) of the tooth. It is used in many dental packings and gels just for that purpose. Also, an anti-inflammatory such as Advil(ibuprofen).Will need at least 600-800mg if you can take take that to calm a tooth that is putting you in any pain. Any less than that is really useless. Also take a look at your gums if you can and see is it the actual tooth or the gum tissue that is inflamed. If the gum tissue is inflamed at all try to brush and massage it and then floss to remove any debris that will continue to irritate it and you can swab the area with peroxide on a q-tip. But no more than 2-3 times a day as any more can lead to any oral yeast infection. Hope this helps you out. Tooth pain is the worst. HUGS!
  5. Dee33K

    Dee33K New Member

    What kind of pain is it?

    Is it cold/hot or pressure pain? Does it hurt all of the time or just at night? Is it throbbing?

    If it is Hot Sensitive, and possibly throbbing, you may have a tooth that is abcessing- that is indicative that you may need a root canal. She is right, you will need an antibiotic for this.

    If it is only cold or pressure sensitive, you may be grinding or clenching at night (or even in the daytime). Are you stressed right now? Does it hurt when you awaken? Are you aware of your teeth/muscles in your jaws when you wake up in the morning? You could be hitting hard in that area and are bruising that tooth.

    These are ways to determine which it may be. If only pressure or cold, go to a soft diet for a while and see if it helps. Try to stay off that tooth and see if it calms down. Try sleeping on the other side of the bed (if a side sleeper ) or on your back- (roll up a towel and put under your neck and put a pillow under your knees to get your spine in proper alignment in order to comfortably stay on your back)-Changing sleeping positions sometimes helps.

    For those of us that grind, having a splint (nightguard) to sleep in at night is really helpful. But, it is really good to have a DDS make one who knows what they are doing. Having a good occlusion (bite) is important.

    Ibuprophen also will help take down inflammation but make sure you take it with food.

    Blessings,
    Dee
  6. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    luv2float:
    I always keep Ambesol in my mouth as long as possible.
    I also, which i woudn't
    suggest, but: I layer the pain area with Vaseline at night and that brings me come comfort.
    I hope you make it to a dentist soon.
    Hugs,
    NyroFan.
  7. luv2float

    luv2float New Member

    Thank you all so much for your replies, good ideas!
  8. goodma

    goodma New Member

    I suffered with a tooth ache off and on all summer. However, it was not a tooth ache, but a problem with my sinuses that caused my tooth ache. My Ear Nose Throat specialist says I could have Sjogren's Syndrome and that this could be the reason my face is swollen, hard nodule in my sinuses and why my mouth is try, I suffer a loss of taste. I use, a netti-pot to rinse out my sinuses, also use a nose spray and hot and cold compresses help. I take a decongestant and Zyrtec to help with allergies that make the condition worse.

    I wish I felt better, it is so tiring when you're in pain all day everyday in some part of the body.

    Take care & let me know how things turn out for your tooth ache.