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Sun May 17, 2020, 06:05 PM

Dental pain remedies?

I have a family member who has significant pain after a botched ďdecoronationĒ that led to emergency surgery. One of the effects of the mistake is tremendous, recurring pain, probably involving the trigeminal nerve, but Iím not 100% sure about that. Doctors have said ď youíll have to live with the pain.Ē Ice or heat do nothing, Motrin-Advil medications offer mild help. Anyone have experience with this type of thing?

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Reply Dental pain remedies? (Original post)
July May 2020 OP
2naSalit May 2020 #1
thinkingagain May 2020 #2
Karadeniz May 2020 #3
abqtommy May 2020 #4
CentralMass May 2020 #5
Wawannabe May 2020 #6
Rhiannon12866 May 2020 #7
Hotler May 2020 #8
in2herbs May 2020 #9
kag May 2020 #10

Response to July (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:23 PM

1. I have...

There are a couple things but you have to use carefully. One is clove oil... use sparingly and try to avoid getting it on flesh inside the mouth, diluting* it is recommended. Can cause nasty canker sores but that can be helped with either Vitamin E gel caps or Evening Primrose gel caps, bust one open in your mouth and make sure the oil gets on affected area.

Depending on the contour of the tooth in question, some beeswax over it with the clove oil can help by keeping air off of it and keeping the oil contained somewhat. If you have access to CBD oil, that can be helpful too. I use hemp tea for pain but I haven't had dental pain since I've had access to CBD products, I know it's very different kind of pain/

Also if you have any lydicaine handy, that can help too.

*You can use olive oil or some edible oil will do.

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Response to July (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:24 PM

2. I have heard that clove oil works

I myself never used it but I think my husband did 25-30 years ago. If it is what I am remember correctly I think it helped some.
Anyhow I found this online.

Clove oil has been used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine for centuries to relieve tooth pain.

Clove oil contains a chemical called eugenol, which acts as an anesthetic and antibacterial agent. Clove oil is anti-inflammatory and antifungal.

It is available from many supermarkets, drug stores, and health food shops, or can be bought online. It has a strong, warm, and spicy taste.

To use it for a toothache, dip a clean tissue, cotton swab, or cotton ball into the oil and wipe it over the gums at the point of the pain.

People can also use whole cloves. Simply place them on the affected area for several minutes at a time.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321256

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Response to July (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 06:41 PM

3. Cloves, baby teething pain ointment

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Response to July (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 07:28 PM

4. Due to lack of funds I've had many teeth removed. I find that the dual-extraction method works

for me: one extraction for the tooth and one for my wallet. I have used a lot of Orajel (topical treatment
for tooth/gum pain but nothing works for me like an extraction. I suggest seeing a better/more
competent group of doctors...

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Response to July (Original post)

Sun May 17, 2020, 07:47 PM

5. Sensodyne toothpaste may help over time.

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Sun May 17, 2020, 08:23 PM

6. Whenever I have tooth or gum pain

I use apple cider vinegar with the mother. (Or unfiltered.)

Swish the vinegar in mouth especially in the pain area and then spit and rinse. The vinegar is a natural bacteria killer.
The mother has lots of good bacteria along with anti-inflammatory properties and antibiotic properties.

Pain is often caused by bacteria.
Pain always goes away within ten minutes when I swish with unfiltered acv.

This is the DU member formerly known as Wawannabe.

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Response to July (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 02:37 AM

7. I've been there, dental pain is the worst

My dentist has given me ibuprofen, said that's the most effective. She gives 3 or 4 rather than the standard dose of 2. However, when I was suffering with agonizing pain once, my doctor prescribed something stronger. The dentist should be addressing this ASAP.

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Mon May 18, 2020, 08:05 AM

8. Try two acetaminophen and one Ibuprofen at the same time.

One works for swelling, one works for the pain. It works great for me and last a good six hours. I found that combo searching which one works best for tooth aches.

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Mon May 18, 2020, 11:50 AM

9. Your family member may be suffering with TMJ due to the dental work and having to keep the

mouth open at various positions for the procedure. Most chiropractors know how to fix TMJ using an activator. Acupuncture helps, too. The fix is quick, but serious cases may need two visits. For a few days after I would suggest a diet of oatmeal, waffles, pancakes, milk shakes, anything that does not require chewing in order to allow the inflammation to go down. I wouldn't be surprised if the spine was out of alignment, too. A chiro adjustment with emphasis on TMJ is what I would do.

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Mon May 18, 2020, 01:58 PM

10. Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Trigeminal Neuralgia is a condition that affects one or more of the three branches of the trigeminal nerve that comes into the face just below the ear, and then branches into three: 1) the forehead 2) just under the eye, and 3) the chin.

I have lived with TN for about twenty-five years. My first episode woke me from a deep sleep, and I thought I had just been stung by a scorpion or something. It is excruciating, and very difficult to diagnose and treat.

It's origin for any given patient is often (usually?) unexplained. It just shows up one day, and then doesn't go away. Sometimes it appears to be congenital, but at other times (like mine) a cause can be presumed, if not exactly proven.

In my case, I was in a car accident (not wearing my seatbelt), and smashed the front windshield with my face. I suffered a blow-out fracture--cracking a hole in the bone that separates the eye cavity from the sinus, and had to have surgery to repair it. About thirty years later I suffered a ruptured disc in my c-spine, as well as my first episode of Trigeminal Neuralgia, both of which can probably be traced to the initial trauma from the car accident and/or the surgery.

I have read that when it is the lower (chin) branch of the nerve that is affected, a lot of people assume that some kind of dental procedure can fix it. Patients have been known to have teeth pulled and/or nerves severed.

Gabapentin is a drug used to treat epilepsy, and his been found to be pretty effective in treating TN. My doc started me on it once we ruled out other possible causes for the pain, and it has been an absolute life saver. I rarely have episodes anymore, and when I do they are usually brief. Unfortunately they are still crazy painful (it feels like an electric shock to the face), but they stop quickly. Gabapentin also helps with the pain from my ruptured disc. Another drug, Lyrica, is also used for nerve pain of various types, but Iíve always stuck with gabapentin. When I first started it the only side effect was that I was VERY lethargic for a few weeks, but after that my energy returned and now I donít even notice it. It is cleared by the liver, so you do have to watch your booze intake and keep an eye on your liver function (I get yearly blood tests), but Iíve never had a problem.

I donít know if this is your relativeís problem, but you might read up on it. ( https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/trigeminal-neuralgia/symptoms-causes/syc-20353344 )

Good luck!
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