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Tooth pain, dentin exposed and dentist shut!

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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago
My cap on my front tooth came off yesterday so i went to make dentist appt. but dentist is shut. They would have done a temporary fix until my appt. but i am in so much pain, it seems to be radiating on my whole right side of my jaw/face.. i have a wisdom tooth growing which is pushing my teeth on that side too. one of my teeth near wisdom tooth has become misaligned ive noticed today.

i have tried glueing my cap back on with that stuff in the chemist but it causes me great pain and i have to take it off asap. i cannot drink or eat properly!

i am wondering if this has happened to anyone and what i can do to rid of this terrible pain!

i am thinking i have an infection in my tooth as well :/

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2y, 3m agoPosted 2 years, 3 months ago

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If you are In that much pain go to your local hospital. Dentist there may see you

Edited By: simplyjimbo on Jun 30, 2014 13:40
Poor you Oral good at numbing the pain you can buy it from chemist
Oil of cloves....
I was in so much pain last year from a stupid dentist who drilled without aesthetic, i wanted to die i feel your pain literally....

Got to the hospital they gave me morphine, the best tabs the doctor can give you is codiene, something like solpadol or cocoldamol, you can get it in the pharmacy usually 12/500mg max but you need to get the doctor to give you the 50/500mg as you need the higher dose of codiene.

Also if you have an infection the dentist wont touch it until its gone, so ask the doctor for antibiotics to clear the infection.

and book and emergency dentist appointment. ring NHS Direct.

Just don't overdo the painkillers i did and made myself pretty ill! they are so bad for your liver.

Oil of cloves can numb the pain but be-careful you don't kill your tatse buds with it, and dentist recommend against it. I found Oralgel to be pants.

Edited By: haritori on Jun 30, 2014 13:52
sorry to hear about your predicament, therealjellybeans.

i agree with simply - A&E is your best bet - if they've got a dental/oral surgery dept in the hospital, so much the better.

if there's a dental school near you they may be able to help too.

good luck - i feel for you, i really do.
What's helped me in the past with infections is freezing strips of cucumber and then holding them on the part of the gum that's infected.
My son's tooth fell out yesterday.

So last night my wife asked me to tiptoe into his bedroom and replace it with a £1 coin.

I did try but unfortunately he woke up as I was doing it.

Must've been the taste of the superglue?
This is nuts! Never go to an unfamiliar dentist I hope you get something done and feel better soon.

I would do this

It's Monday so call the dentist back today and they should give you an emergency appointment, if not then when does the practice re-open? Go to the chemist and ask them for the strongest painkillers. Eat a lovely carb loaded lunch to help digest the tabs and if the pain is still truly unbearable have a glass of wine and try to sleep. Your dentist will tell you if there is infection and send you to your Gp for anti-biotics before he completes the treatment.
Orajel from Tesco etc. worked for me...just like the numbing injection the dentist give you, think it was around £3. Also a nice load of honey whiskey was my preferred treatment plan!
There are always the illegal remedies to consider !
If your in severe pain despite regular analgesia and are registered with an nhs dentist then they should be offering appointment within 24hours
Hospitals in Scotland don't have dentists at a&e so unless you have large facial swelling, uncontrolled bleeding or trauma there's no point in rolling up there, England maybe different but I doubt it very much.
Oil of cloves will only burn the gum around so better not to use that.
If you need antibiotics your dentist will give you a prescription for them not the doctor.

It could possibly have been lunch time when you went to see if they were open?

Cold compress on face, elevate your head and rinsing out with warm salt water can help,

111 service is there for you to be assessed out of hours but there is no 24/7 dental service unfortunately
Get something like this

Then See Dentist in Morning.

Edited By: Mole007 on Jul 01, 2014 04:17
i'm pretty sure st thomas' hospital in london used to have an on-call dentist in the A&E dept - even during the night.

whether that situation still pertains, i don't know.
Barbara Kruger

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Edited By: seb on Jul 03, 2014 11:28
phone nhs 24,in Scotland the dental hosp sees emergencys.

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