Tooth ache

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    Oct 21, 2013 11:49 AM GMT
    anybody know of a good home remedy for a tooth ache. Can't afford a dentist visit. Pain is spreading to my cheek and eye socket. Thanks for any options.

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    Oct 21, 2013 12:31 PM GMT
    Avoid sugary foods...cuz it's easy for bacteria to digest carbohydrates and makes the oral environment more acidic, which causes the dental decay in the first place.

    Gargle with salt water
    mix turmeric and oil(mustard preferably) and put in the area where you're having the pain for 5 min and then gargle with normal water, etc...

    And you can find several home remedies in Google and YouTube. But, these are only temporary remedies if the tooth is decaying inside or having cavities; Which needs to be checked by the dentist.
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    Oct 21, 2013 12:54 PM GMT
    I got a horrendous toothache myself on Saturday, first time in decades. Here's what I did:

    I brushed my teeth several times with a desensitizing toothpaste I'd already been using from Colgate. My teeth have been sensitive to sugary foods for some time now, I guess the enamel wearing away with age.

    I stopped eating all foods & drink with sugar, as Harry mentions above. And every single time I ate something I immediately brushed my teeth again, to remove all food particles, sugars & acids.

    I was going to take some ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, et al), good for pain and inflammation. But being all out, and the pain terrible, I went for the big guns.

    Some narcotic stuff I was prescribed following my cancer surgery but I never used at the time. That stuff really helped, but it took about 6 hours and 2 doses. Those are controlled substances for which you'll need to see a doctor, or maybe already were given for past pain problems.

    The next day I was pain free, and remain so right now taking nothing at the moment, though the tooth is still sensitive if touched or used to chew. So I'm not touching it, and avoiding clenching my jaw, a bad habit I have. I gotta find a dentist this week, never use them, last time was at a VA hospital 7 years ago.
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    Oct 21, 2013 1:02 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said I gotta find a dentist this week, never use them, last time was at a VA hospital 7 years ago.


    Make sure it's a gay dentist. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 21, 2013 1:03 PM GMT
    I understand that you cannot afford to see a dentist but you really need to see one. If your pain is radiating to your eye socket, something is wrong! My guess, somewhere in your gum line is the underlying problem. The last thing you want is an abscess because if you end up getting that and if it spreads to your bloodstream, you're screwed....because the infection will spread to the rest of your body.

    Find a way to pay the diagnostic! Good luck to you!
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    Oct 21, 2013 1:05 PM GMT
    flguy57 saidanybody know of a good home remedy for a tooth ache. Can't afford a dentist visit. Pain is spreading to my cheek and eye socket. Thanks for any options.

    ETA I posted this in the health forum. Don't know why it showed up in All Things Gay.


    Renounce your citizenship, hitch-hike to California and you'll get all the free medical care you could ever dream of.
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    Oct 21, 2013 1:18 PM GMT
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    flguy57 saidanybody know of a good home remedy for a tooth ache. Can't afford a dentist visit. Pain is spreading to my cheek and eye socket. Thanks for any options.

    ETA I posted this in the health forum. Don't know why it showed up in All Things Gay.

    Renounce your citizenship, hitch-hike to California and you'll get all the free medical care you could ever dream of.

    A change to RJ now causes EVERY reply to default to All Things Gay, regardless of the forum you are in at the time. You must use the Category drop-down at the top of the text input window to select the forum you want to use, after you click New Topic.

    As for this "reply" from MisterOrally (his nom du jour at the moment), you may expect nothing useful from him. Please don't be distressed by his nastiness, he shares that with all of us. You'll soon find his posts here Hidden/Deleted when Admin discovers who he really is.
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    Oct 21, 2013 1:40 PM GMT
    Thanks guys. I'm gonna try the salt water and will probably end up at the dentist. I tried to soak it with whiskey but it just laughed at that. Took a loritab and that helped.
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    Oct 21, 2013 1:41 PM GMT
    If the pain has spread like that, you need to seek attention immediately. An infection spreading can cause you more problems in the long run and even more expenses.
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    Oct 21, 2013 1:43 PM GMT
    But guys, it is advisable not to brush your teeth straight after food... Wait for at least 30 mins for the saliva to neutralise the food...
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    Oct 21, 2013 1:43 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    MisterOrally said
    flguy57 saidanybody know of a good home remedy for a tooth ache. Can't afford a dentist visit. Pain is spreading to my cheek and eye socket. Thanks for any options.

    ETA I posted this in the health forum. Don't know why it showed up in All Things Gay.

    Renounce your citizenship, hitch-hike to California and you'll get all the free medical care you could ever dream of.

    A change to RJ now causes EVERY reply to default to All Things Gay, regardless of the forum you are in at the time. You must use the Category drop-down at the top of the text input window to select the forum you want to use, after you click New Topic.

    As for this "reply" from MisterOrally (his nom du jour at the moment), you may expect nothing useful from him. Please don't be distressed by his nastiness, he shares that with all of us. You'll soon find his posts here Hidden/Deleted when Admin discovers who he really is.


    What nastiness? There was nothing at all "nasty" in my reply to the guy with the tooth ache.
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    Oct 21, 2013 2:22 PM GMT
    MisterOrally said
    ART_DECO said
    MisterOrally said
    Renounce your citizenship, hitch-hike to California and you'll get all the free medical care you could ever dream of.

    As for this "reply" from MisterOrally (his nom du jour at the moment), you may expect nothing useful from him. Please don't be distressed by his nastiness, he shares that with all of us. You'll soon find his posts here Hidden/Deleted when Admin discovers who he really is.

    What nastiness? There was nothing at all "nasty" in my reply to the guy with the tooth ache.

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    Right, it was all loving practical helpfulness. Without a tinge of your political agenda thrown in, when a fellow RJer in pain was asking for some real assistance.
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    Oct 21, 2013 2:25 PM GMT
    Methinks that there are many people on this forum who need an empathy injection ,Doug. If they cant extend compassion on an online forum, then there's very little hope for them in their real lives.



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    Oct 21, 2013 2:26 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    MisterOrally said
    ART_DECO said
    MisterOrally said
    Renounce your citizenship, hitch-hike to California and you'll get all the free medical care you could ever dream of.

    As for this "reply" from MisterOrally (his nom du jour at the moment), you may expect nothing useful from him. Please don't be distressed by his nastiness, he shares that with all of us. You'll soon find his posts here Hidden/Deleted when Admin discovers who he really is.

    What nastiness? There was nothing at all "nasty" in my reply to the guy with the tooth ache.

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    Right, it was all loving practical helpfulness. Without a tinge of your political agenda thrown in, when a fellow RJer in pain was asking for some real assistance.


    I offered a sure fire, practical solution.
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    Oct 21, 2013 2:28 PM GMT
    HarrisTaylor saidBut guys, it is advisable not to brush your teeth straight after food... Wait for at least 30 mins for the saliva to neutralise the food...

    I'm not sure about that. Wouldn't the toothpaste also remove and neutralize the food residue on the teeth? The longer it remains the more it can seep into the teeth. When I eat some candies I can feel it in my teeth RIGHT NOW. Why wouldn't I want to remove that quickly, when I have a toothache? Comments?
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    Oct 21, 2013 2:30 PM GMT
    It's all good. I've learned to read between the lines of many members posts. icon_lol.gif
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    Oct 21, 2013 2:40 PM GMT
    flguy57 saidIt's all good. I've learned to read between the lines of many members posts. icon_lol.gif

    Good to hear. So I guess you're not going to "Renounce your citizenship, [and] hitch-hike to California..." for relief? LOL!

    I also want to endorse a comment above, regarding possible dental abscess. Common toothache can radiate across your face, but so can symptoms of an abscess, a dangerous infection.

    Once you feel pain into your face you really should seek medical advice. An abscess can kill, and also disfigure.
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    Oct 21, 2013 2:51 PM GMT
    just an FYI, a "simple" tooth ache can actually kill you. there are a number of things that could cause the pain you're having that are serious (especially if the pain is going into your eye). go to a dentist ASAP.
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    Oct 21, 2013 2:53 PM GMT
    Thanks Art. I'm gonna give it another day to see if it gets better and then I will see a dentist. I do appreciate the advice from all. And I'm gonna stay here is Jokeville Jacksonville, Florida with all the other insane folks.
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    Oct 21, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
    Erik101 saidI understand that you cannot afford to see a dentist but you really need to see one. If your pain is radiating to your eye socket, something is wrong! My guess, somewhere in your gum line is the underlying problem. The last thing you want is an abscess because if you end up getting that and if it spreads to your bloodstream, you're screwed....because the infection will spread to the rest of your body.
    Find a way to pay the diagnostic! Good luck to you!

    Best advice of the day. Tooth aches don't go away because they only begin when there's a problem. No sense waiting, make the appt today, explain that you can't afford a lot and try and work out with the dentist a payment plan to cover the expense. 1-800-dentist (maybe they know less expensive dentists in your area).
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    Oct 21, 2013 3:23 PM GMT
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    HarrisTaylor saidBut guys, it is advisable not to brush your teeth straight after food... Wait for at least 30 mins for the saliva to neutralise the food...

    I'm not sure about that. Wouldn't the toothpaste also remove and neutralize the food residue on the teeth? The longer it remains the more it can seep into the teeth. When I eat some candies I can feel it in my teeth RIGHT NOW. Why wouldn't I want to remove that quickly, when I have a toothache? Comments?


    "In choosing when to brush your teeth, you might also consider your diet. If you've eaten an acidic food or drink, avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes. These acids weaken tooth enamel, and brushing too soon can remove enamel. If you know you're going to eat or drink something acidic, brush your teeth beforehand." http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/brushing-your-teeth/AN02098

    Because if you brush too soon, the acid from foods and drink will weaken your enamel. The saliva helps to break down the food.

    Or here
    http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhealth/Pages/Teethcleaningguide.aspx

    "Brush your teeth for at least two minutes in the morning before breakfast and last thing at night before you go to bed. Never brush your teeth straight after a meal as it can damage your teeth, especially if you've had fruit, fizzy drinks, wine or any other food that contains acid."
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    Oct 21, 2013 3:43 PM GMT
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    If you've eaten an acidic food or drink, avoid brushing your teeth for at least 30 minutes. These acids weaken tooth enamel, and brushing too soon can remove enamel.

    Ah, OK, I think I understand this point. The acids have ALREADY weakened the enamel, upon initial contact. And so while I may feel pain already, if I brush immediately, enamel may be more easily removed, something we want to avoid.

    So would a mouthwash accelerate the neutralization & removal of food acids right after eating, and allow the enamel to reharden even quicker, and lessen the pain?
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    Oct 21, 2013 4:18 PM GMT
    I had to go to a dentist last month while in the U.S , I recall seeing while in the waiting room a sign saying " we offer payment plans " ..It might be the solution of your problem ..
    You guys need a better health care system in your country , it is sad to see people delaying visits to the doctor or dentist because they cannot afford to pay for care ..icon_sad.gif
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    Oct 21, 2013 4:24 PM GMT
    neffa saidI had to go to a dentist last month while in the U.S , I recall seeing while in the waiting room a sign saying " we offer payment plans " ..It might be the solution of your problem ..
    You guys need a better health care system in your country , it is sad to see people delaying visits to the doctor or dentist because they cannot afford to pay for care ..icon_sad.gif


    I've been checking into dentists and found one who can probably help me. Not sure how the new medical plan is going to work here and Im not sure if it covers dental. Time will tell.
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    Oct 21, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    flguy57 saidanybody know of a good home remedy for a tooth ache. Can't afford a dentist visit. Pain is spreading to my cheek and eye socket. Thanks for any options.

    ETA I posted this in the health forum. Don't know why it showed up in All Things Gay.


    I once went to an endodontist who said that taking both aspirin and advil was more effective at dealing with such pain than taking either one alone.

    It is pretty old fashioned, but you can either put a clove right next to the tooth or go to the drugstore and get a little toothache kit that will have a small bottle of oil of clove and some tiny cotton balls which you soak in the oil and place next to the painful tooth. Oil of clove is a natural anaesthetic.

    Go to see the dentist and simply explain that money is really tight but you need help. Ask him if he will wsork out something financially. Believe me, no doctor turns away patients in pain.