Friday, May 21, 2010

My wisdom teeth hurt real bad.?

I can't get them pulled for another 10 days. Does anyone have any ideas on what will get me through this? I have been taking Advil but they still hurt. The dentist said they have really big cavaties on them.

My wisdom teeth hurt real bad.?
I am so sorry you have to go through this! I hope I can help, atleast a little bit.

Since these teeth have big cavities in them it may be possible that they are abcessed (infected). If this is the case, place a hot washcloth on the area to disperse the infection. Do Not apply cold to this area.

This may ease some of your discomfort.

Another suggestion is to place a topical anesthetic directly on the sensitive areas. Orajel is a good one. Just don't apply too much or it will make your throat numb as well and cause more unneeded discomfort. To apply the topical....dry off the area where you will be applying the gel. Use a Q-Tip to apply (minimally).

The advil may not work if you are taking the suggested bottle dose. It is OK to take more than recommended in your case. 3 or 4 should do the trick. The reason why they post a low dosage is to prevent problems in people who ALWAYS take this medication. If you are unsure of my suggestion. Call the dentist and ask if he can write you a prescription for Ibuprofen. The dose should be the same as 3 or 4 tablets. Ibuprofen is an anti-inflammitory and should help a little. You can also ask for a pain killer script. Just be careful not to over do it.
Reply:Try switching to another painkiller, sometimes Aleve or regular Tylenol works better for some people. You could try stopping by the dentist office to see if they can give you a perscription for something stronger like Tylenol # 2 with Codeine. They might if they understand the situation.
Reply:Try Tylenol if you have or Midol (really)...Anbesol is to numb the gums, but if you apply it to the area where the wisdom teeth are it may relieve some pain....

Good luck.

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