Toothache

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About two days ago I had a temporary filling placed in my too tooth on the left side and immediately after the numbing needle had worn of I have been feeling immense pain in all the left side of my mount. It is now Thursday and I saw the dentist for the filling on Tuesday. I called the dentist and told them about the pain and they prescribed me with some antibiotics needed to be taken three times a day. I have also been taking nurofen and ibuprofen but the pain has not eased. If the pain continues he will extract the tooth on Monday but I was wondering if any of you knew of any way to ease or stop the pain until then

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    Try taking paracetemol and ibuprofien together. If that doesn't work get some clove oil on a cotton bud and place it next to the tooth. Also it sounds like you have an abcess so 500mg Amoxicillin (3 daily) and 200mg Metronidazole (3 daily) will take away the pain. Also rinse mouth in salt water (warm) as many times as you can. Keep the water in for around 2 mins per gulp. This should help the abcess to drain (sounds nasty) but you will be relieved.

    Source: Been going through the exact same thing for around 2 weeks now. 

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      Thank you so much it just gets so painful but then It will be ok for a whole and then come back worse. I hope yours gets better 
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      Thanks. It was worse because I was staying awake for like 30 hours straight and the doctor didn't give me a big enough dose. Trust me the Metronidazole works like a charm. You just need to get it prescribed.
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    Salt water rinses with as hot as water as you can take is a good way to ease the pain. It is only for a few minutes but a little relief is better than no relief. I just had 3 extractions last week and that helped a lot. The amoxicillin should start working within 24-48 hours. I know with a toothache that's an eternity but I also put Anebesol or Maximum strength oragel on a tip and coated the gum around the tooth and everywhere that hurt as much as possible too. 

    Ice pack also help to numb the pain and heat is good but  only for a little while, to much heat and the abscess can get larger. I hope this helps. 

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      Thank you so much. I've been putting heat on it for 2 days but I think I will stop if that will make it larger. Thank you x
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      If your gum is swelling DO NOT use Orajel otherwise it can cause permanent damage to your gums. 
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    Thank you guys so much. I am getting braces on and I think my orthadontist wants to keep the tooth and as do I. I just want the pain to stop completely instead of stopping for a little whole then returning. It doesn't hurt when I eat or drink it hurts when I'm not eating or talking or drinking. I was wondering if you's had any ideas on why this is occurring?
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      It occurs because of blood flow being different. The way I think of it is that if you are distracted then you won't feel pain xD
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    Just an update 

    All was good then went to the gym and my mouth started aching again. The same tooth at the front of my mouth and then went away (yay) I then got home and began to eat dinner and I experienced a sharp pain in my mouth in all my front teeth. What do I do?!?! Please help 

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      Do not go gym or anything to increase blood flow. Just do normal stuff. No gym, no exercise
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