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Any Home Remedies For Tooth Ache?

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Any Home Remedies For Tooth Ache?

Post by SonjaMarie » Sun August 15th, 2010, 3:06 pm

Any one?

I wouldn't be able to get to a dentist till either Tues or Weds, and I've iced my cheek and taken Advil and Excedrin and Orajel. Sigh!

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Post by Vanessa » Sun August 15th, 2010, 4:06 pm

How about oil of cloves? Or whisky? Swill the whiskey round your mouth.
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Post by Miss Moppet » Sun August 15th, 2010, 4:41 pm

I had appalling toothache at Christmas - which turned out to be a sinus problem and nothing to do with my teeth. Antibiotics cleared it eventually but in the meantime I had to rely on Codeine which is my standby in case of very bad pain, although it tends to make me a bit woozy. I've heard oil of cloves recommended but never tried it. I recommend consulting a pharmacist if you haven't already because I think you might need something stronger and they will know what the safe combinations are.

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Post by Misfit » Sun August 15th, 2010, 4:57 pm

Moppet's right, consulting a pharmacist is a good idea. I had a very bad abcess years ago and seem to recall purchasing some kind of topical treatment to numb the pain. Hope you can get it fixed, they kept telling me the X-rays showed nothing wrong with it and decided it was something else entirely. Until the abcess finally broke out (you do not want to know).
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Post by SonjaMarie » Sun August 15th, 2010, 6:57 pm

My doctor has called in some vicodin, and I've read about clove oil and vanilla extract online but I cannot get to the pharmacy till tomorrow. One of the problems of living on an island with no buses on Sunday and not being able to drive!

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Post by Michy » Sun August 15th, 2010, 8:10 pm

Years ago, I had a friend who would chew on aspirin to help with a toothache. It probably tastes terrible, but it's cheap and easy and no unpleasant side effects, so probably worth a try.

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Post by LoveHistory » Mon August 16th, 2010, 7:03 pm

This may or may not help but...

On the back of the hand, same side of the body as your toothache, apply pressure to accupressure point LI 4. LI 4 is found in the webbing between your thumb and index finger, close to the bone at the base of the index finger.

I myself haven't tried this one, but I once cut a muscle cramp short using accupressure/reflexology on my husband.

Also, in addition to clove oil, you can use just plain cloves if you have them. Pack two or three between your tooth and cheek.

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Post by rockygirl » Mon August 16th, 2010, 7:12 pm

I sometimes lay on a heating pad. I am never sure if it helps, or I just find it soothing.

Feel better!

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Post by Margaret » Fri August 20th, 2010, 11:03 pm

On the back of the hand, same side of the body as your toothache, apply pressure to accupressure point LI 4. LI 4 is found in the webbing between your thumb and index finger, close to the bone at the base of the index finger.
I haven't tried acupressure for toothache, but I've used it in other types of emergency situations, and it does work. Press for a count of 60 or longer, and repeat every few hours (or more often - you can do it as much as you like). It's more effective when it's repeated.
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