Patient Comments: Toothache - Describe Your Experience

How did you cope with your toothache?

Comment from: deb, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 16

I noticed someone else said they brush then take some hydrogen peroxide and hold it in their mouth on the side of the pain, then swish it around and spit out, making sure not to swallow any (because I believe it could be poisonous). I've always done this along w/Tylenol and had it work. It usually takes at least 5 or 6 times, depending how long you have let the pain go. I've learned to start doing this as soon as I think I'm getting one of these pain outbreaks. Make sure you don't eat or drink anything sweet during this time. I usually get this way when I have had a lot of sweets, like soda or a sinus problem which I'm going through now. Good luck

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Comment from: Anamika, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I coped with my toothache by follow up with a regular dental routine. maintain good oral hygiene: BFR - Brush twice a day , Floss once a week, and Rinse with Listerine mouthwash 2 times a day.

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Comment from: Eloi, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: September 02

I have to wait 6 days till my appointment at a dentist, and the pain is unbearable, so far I've tried Paracetamol, helps, but briefly. Also, Morphine to various degrees does help a lot, small doses of Morphine sulfate every 4 hours will allow at least 15 minutes to1 hour of numbness, yet the effects of this drug wear off quite fast (this is helpful when trying to sleep, although morphine has some dopey side effects). Alcohol helped, although that I won't recommend. Exposing the tooth to warm and cold water provided very brief pain relief, although even more pain afterwards, especially after warmed salt water.

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Comment from: GP, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 30

After you brush your teeth, rinse with warm water. Sip a small amount of peroxide, and let it set on your tongue until it starts to fizz. Slowly rinse one side, and then rinse the other side. It hurts a little at first, but the pain eased off. Keep repeating this until the pain is gone. Believe it or not, it worked for my toothache.

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Comment from: francoise, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: September 16

I had my teeth cleaned about 2 months ago. Previous to that, I had a crown repaired. Since them I've been having pain on the side where the work was done on the crown. Sometimes there's a "pinching or tightening sensation" around the teeth in the same area.

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Published: September 16

Same problem, sensitivity to hot or cold and much pain at the tooth, lower jaw and neck. Tylenol III wouldn't cut it, and I tried Advil on the dentist's advise and was pain-free for about 3-4 hours after each dose, usually 400-600 mg. It worked very well for me until the root canal was done. Even the minor pain after the root canal can also helped.

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Comment from: 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: September 02

Try a local rinse of Chloraseptic. The liquid numbs the area temporarily while you wait for drugs to kick in. It really takes the edge off.

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Published: August 19

Bring your thumb and forefinger together and locate the muscle on the hand on the same side that the tooth is hurting. Locate the highest position on that "web" muscle. Separate your fingers and relax your hand. Apply pressure to this area. This seems to work pretty well for me.

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Comment from: susan, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 30

I had an abscessed tooth that was also a 20-year-old crown. It did not hurt, but three different dentists said it needed to be redone or removed. All I could afford was to have it pulled. Now a year later, the tooth that was next to it is throbbing, even though I was told there is no cavity there. It feels as if the pulling of that crown was worse for my health. It may have damaged the tooth next to it, and now I have more problems.

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