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Wisdom tooth out - how to beat the pain non chemically?

Ok, so I ruined my hols with a crazy idea of a wisdom tooth removal. It's ok, but it still hurts like nuts. I know it's a process, that takes time, etc., painkillers and all, but I can't take fogginess of painkillers anymore. I don't think anything is wrong with it, really, just tired of walking around the classroom, holding my jaw and ear.

Is there any reasonable and at least semi natural way how to help the healing process and kill the debilitating pain? Rinse? Teas? I think it's a canker sore down there in the crater I can't reach, since she really masacred my tooth. Otherwise, Solcoseryl really works on canker sores, by the way.
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Old 05.03.2012, 18:11
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Re: Wisdom tooth out - how to beat the pain non chemically?

Had one removed last week - Ibuprofen 400 worked for me.
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Ok, so I ruined my hols with a crazy idea of a wisdom tooth removal. It's ok, but it still hurts like nuts. I know it's a process, that takes time, etc., painkillers and all, but I can't take fogginess of painkillers anymore. I don't think anything is wrong with it, really, just tired of walking around the classroom, holding my jaw and ear.

Is there any reasonable and at least semi natural way how to help the healing process and kill the debilitating pain? Rinse? Teas? I think it's a canker sore down there in the crater I can't reach, since she really masacred my tooth. Otherwise, Solcoseryl really works on canker sores, by the way.
I was given a salt water rinse, it certainly does not help the pain, but it's supposed to keep infection at bay.
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Old 05.03.2012, 18:13
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Had one removed last week - Ibuprofen 400 worked for me.
Me too, you lucky bastid, though, Ibu 800 did work, for about 2 hours.

I was told not to rinse, since apparently it keeps the blood from clotting there and wrapping around the nerved edges to start the healing. But I would say a week after having it yanked out, it should be ok to rinse..me thinks. Auch. I hurtz.
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Re: Wisdom tooth out - how to beat the pain non chemically?

clove oil as non chemical or some years ago in france u could buy Dicodin over the counter....those work well! it might be with prescription only now
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Re: Wisdom tooth out - how to beat the pain non chemically?

It's been a week and it's still hurting badly? I'd give the doc a call.

There was an episode of House MD when he was taken off the vicodin. He started to cut himself which apparently releases endorphins....
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Re: Wisdom tooth out - how to beat the pain non chemically?

Have you been rechecked by the dentist/surgeon? Persistent pain can sometimes be caused by dry sockets, a condition in which nerve endings are exposed within the cavity where the removed tooth used to be.

See this link for more info.

I had this condition when I had my wisdom teeth extracted; treatment involved going back to the oral surgeon a few times over a period of days, during which time the "hole" where the tooth used to be was packed with a special type of gauzy material.

Hope you find some relief soon!
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Marijuana?
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Ok, so I ruined my hols with a crazy idea of a wisdom tooth removal. It's ok, but it still hurts like nuts. I know it's a process, that takes time, etc., painkillers and all, but I can't take fogginess of painkillers anymore.
Have you considered swapping the fogginess of painkillers for the warming haze of whiskey?
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Re: Wisdom tooth out - how to beat the pain non chemically?

Dry sockets? I think I have it,it hurts..I can't really open my mouth..but I dont think anyone will get me voluntarily to the dentist chair,I don't cry in front of strangers,but that was hell.

I will try salt,then corsodyl,clove sounds good,too...good lord,auch.
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Old 05.03.2012, 19:12
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Dry sockets? I think I have it,it hurts..I can't really open my mouth..but I dont think anyone will get me voluntarily to the dentist chair,I don't cry in front of strangers,but that was hell.

I will try salt,then corsodyl,clove sounds good,too...good lord,auch.
Please go back to your dentist! I speak from experience that the unpleasantness of the "packing" of the socket is vastly outweighed by the relief you will get!

If they stay "dry," you run the risk of infection, and there are documented cases where infections within teeth/gums have moved into the brain, with tragic results!

At least contact your dentist and tell them you are having problems with pain this many days later.
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Ok, so I ruined my hols with a crazy idea of a wisdom tooth removal. It's ok, but it still hurts like nuts. I know it's a process, that takes time, etc., painkillers and all, but I can't take fogginess of painkillers anymore. I don't think anything is wrong with it, really, just tired of walking around the classroom, holding my jaw and ear.

Is there any reasonable and at least semi natural way how to help the healing process and kill the debilitating pain? Rinse? Teas? I think it's a canker sore down there in the crater I can't reach, since she really masacred my tooth. Otherwise, Solcoseryl really works on canker sores, by the way.
Hi try Arnica, it's at least natural, used to work in a dental practice and we used to advise all our patients to take it, it does help, good luck
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Re: Wisdom tooth out - how to beat the pain non chemically?

Ok MC, that sounds like, immediately after removal of the tooth, the socket was just filled with blood to coagulate, without placing a gauze drain or the like that must be removed after a week or so. Right?

If the answer is Yes, experimenting with rinsing and the like may not be a good idea. Such severe pain can be a sign of failed coagulation, resulting, as mentioned by Textoch, in a dry socket, which, by the way, isn't dry. Main symptoms besides continuous pain: unpleasant taste and smell coming out of the hole. If that is the case, call the dentist; the socket must be cleaned and disinfected.

Dry sockets are fairly rare as long as patients follow the dentist's instructions, but a risk around 1% is there. After all, the oral cavity is home to billions of bacteria, and even the tightest suture cannot prevent them from entering the field of the intervention.

The limited ability to open the mouth can occur after any kind of wisdom tooth removal; it's not a complication per se, let alone a symptom that facilitates a diagnosis. Muscles are within the reach of the normal postsurgical swelling, which often limits the movements of the lower jaw.

Even without a classic dry socket, such severe pain that cannot be handled by ibuprofen or the like just is NOT normal. Call the dentist anyway.
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Maybe I should ask some to my neighbors, good people really! now I am on 100% chemical anti inflammatory. Will report back after my doc appointment later tonight.
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Re: Wisdom tooth out - how to beat the pain non chemically?

It hurts inside the crater,goes in my ear and eye,but no unpleasant smell or taste...

I might just have some weird reaction to painkillers,they dont really work,they had to give me 6 injections,had to wait an hour just for them to kick in..i always had issues with anesthesia,though,epidural,etc.

So,not sure...just dont feel like munching a lot of ibuprofen,yuck.

I so want to avoid that chair again,ick.But this is evil.
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Re: Wisdom tooth out - how to beat the pain non chemically?

You really should go back to the dentist or doctors as you should not be suffering so much after a week.
If the dentist was not strong she has probably made the pain worse as a dear old dentist once said to me that when you have a tooth out - the stronger the person the less pain - maybe she has inflammed the area if it was a struggle.
I would coat the outer area with honey as this has a healing property and is really effective.
Hope you are better soon - toothache is the pits.
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It hurts inside the crater,goes in my ear and eye,but no unpleasant smell or taste...

I might just have some weird reaction to painkillers,they dont really work,they had to give me 6 injections,had to wait an hour just for them to kick in..i always had issues with anesthesia,though,epidural,etc.

So,not sure...just dont feel like munching a lot of ibuprofen,yuck.

I so want to avoid that chair again,ick.But this is evil.
I'm sure you've heard a version of this saying.

Give me the courage to fight for what must be changed, the strength to accept what cannot be changed and the wisdom to know the difference.

It's time for some strength and wisdom, go back to the Dentist
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Re: Wisdom tooth out - how to beat the pain non chemically?

I was thinking about honey,too,but dont want to feed any bacteria if thwy are there...not sure why its always worse in the evening..

I cave in,wuss me,had to pop more painkiller. At least I was without it fir 24 hours,yay.
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It hurts inside the crater,goes in my ear and eye,but no unpleasant smell or taste...

I might just have some weird reaction to painkillers,they dont really work,they had to give me 6 injections,had to wait an hour just for them to kick in..i always had issues with anesthesia,though,epidural,etc.

So,not sure...just dont feel like munching a lot of ibuprofen,yuck.

I so want to avoid that chair again,ick.But this is evil.
Even without smell and/or taste, the radiating pain originating right from the socket suggests an infection of the socket. Sometimes there is no smell because the core of the infection is too deep inside the socket.

Forget teas, arnica, any other kind of natural remedies. They all are nice in certain situations, but in your case, the infection must be manually removed. It's not exactly major surgery, and the sooner it is done the better.

The brain risk mentioned by Textoch is minimal; I recall one case in Switzerland in the last 60 years, and that was a big topic at an annual congress of the Swiss Association for Maxillary Surgery because it was so unusual. However, the risk does exist, and even without that, the infection is a strain on the immune system.

Don't tinker around, get help. Please.
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