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HELP NHS Dentists are crap.. I have a Toothache and its killing me

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Hi Fellows I had a toothache in December..register myself with a dentist as a NHS Patient they gave me a date end of Jan, went for check up, dentist told me that i need to remove all my wisdom teet…
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7y, 2w agoPosted 7 years, 2 weeks ago
Hi Fellows

I had a toothache in December..register myself with a dentist as a NHS Patient they gave me a date end of Jan, went for check up, dentist told me that i need to remove all my wisdom teeth and i need some fillings (i use to brush my teeth regularly) therefore she will send a letter to royal London hospital and i need to book again for my filings with her anyways they gave me two appointments and i had my filings in two weeks but i still had this killing toothache and even ibuprofen and paracetamol type of tablets are not working on me now.. the royal london hospital people called me 12 Feb and booked a consultation (yeh only consultation) for 15th of April... now i am in Soo pain and they say they can't give me any earlier appointment..

What should i do?
I can't afford Private Dentists as i need to get rid of nearly 4 wisdom teeth and they cost alot...
do we have any cheaper options.

and No i don't have any dental insurance..or health insurance or even a life insurance..
i am 26 years old.
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7y, 2w agoPosted 7 years, 2 weeks ago
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#1
Co-codamol :)
1 Like #2
Emergency dental treatment is available on the NHS....you need to find where it is offered in your area
1 Like #3
I feel your pain.....believe me I've got densist on Monday.......

TOOTHACHE to me means TWO WORDS:

NUROFEN PLUS

http://www.boots.com/en/Nurofen-Plus-32-Tablets_33261/

It's expensive, but the only painkiller for dental pain IMO!

:)
#4
richx45
I feel your pain.....believe me I've got densist on Monday.......

TOOTHACHE to me means TWO WORDS:

NUROFEN PLUS

http://www.boots.com/en/Nurofen-Plus-32-Tablets_33261/

It's expensive, but the only painkiller for dental pain IMO!

:)


yes i've tried that but its not working.. :oops:
#5
boothy
Emergency dental treatment is available on the NHS....you need to find where it is offered in your area


thank you for the info but i've tried them its very difficult to get an appointment and its like spending all night in hospital to get an appointment next day..

trust me in London it is a big problem:thinking:
#6
rep left for u guys
#7
humadoon
yes i've tried that but its not working.. :oops:


Thanks for the rep!

I'd be surprised if nurofen plus didn't work, it's strong stuff & the only painkiller that numbed/ulled the extreme pain I was in!

Why didn't the dentist do your wisdom teeth, surely thats what it's there for!
#8
Take the painkillers as others have said. If the pain becomes too unbearable the go to the A&E at the hospital and they should be able to assist. Guys (the hospital),also have a dentist facility.
#9
I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet, but worked for me and my old wisdom tooth issues!

Get some clove, yes the spice, and grind it up. Put some of the ground up bits on your finger, and spread it around the painful areas in your mouth/gums/teeth. It numbs out the pain! Give it a go and good luck!
#10
richx45
Thanks for the rep!

I'd be surprised if nurofen plus didn't work, it's strong stuff & the only painkiller that numbed/ulled the extreme pain I was in!

Why didn't the dentist do your wisdom teeth, surely thats what it's there for!


the dentist say that she can't do my wisdom teeth as a NHS patient she can only do it private :(

nurofen plus doesn't work because i have used it alot..
#11
ChrisUK
Co-codamol :)


jpxdude
I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet, but worked for me and my old wisdom tooth issues!

Get some clove, yes the spice, and grind it up. Put some of the ground up bits on your finger, and spread it around the painful areas in your mouth/gums/teeth. It numbs out the pain! Give it a go and good luck!


When in hospital, CoCodomol was the best pain killer I have had, although that was for a different ailment. Beg and plead with the Doctor to give you some.

Heard Cloves are good.

Otherwise, my sister who really suffers with her teeth, was advised to take pain killers AND lie with the painful side facedown on a hot water bottle, apparently it really worked as a short term solution.

Good luck.
#12
jpxdude
I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet, but worked for me and my old wisdom tooth issues!

Get some clove, yes the spice, and grind it up. Put some of the ground up bits on your finger, and spread it around the painful areas in your mouth/gums/teeth. It numbs out the pain! Give it a go and good luck!


tnx for the tip buddy but i have a huge hole in one of my wisdom tooth.. but i will give it a go chao
#13
Trickyjabs
When in hospital, CoCodomol was the best pain killer I have had, although that was for a different ailment. Beg and plead with the Doctor to give you some.

Heard Cloves are good.

Otherwise, my sister who really suffers with her teeth, was advised to take pain killers AND lie with the painful side facedown on a hot water bottle, apparently it really worked as a short term solution.

Good luck.


I think i need to do some serious begging, crying, pleading ...
#14
When I had a raging toothache the only thing which helped was warm salt water relieved the pain for quite some time. I know how you feel.
#15
thisismark
When I had a raging toothache the only thing which helped was warm salt water relieved the pain for quite some time. I know how you feel.


yeh today i tried the salt water its good.. tnx
#16
i suffered with 4 broken wisdom teeth. eventually had two removed and two filled (but they are likely to have to come out eventually!)

my tip for you is to use Sensodyne ProNamel tooth paste directly onto the tooth which is causing the pain. rub it into your tooth and gum with your finger. at first it may smart a little bit, but it does reduce the pain. this worked for me as i have lots of exposed nerves due to the teeth being broken in half, and this tooth paste kills the exposed nerve endings. this is what was causing my pain. my teeth were so bad i had to stop driving as i could not concentrate properly and i was not sleeping during the night - i think i had a fornight with about 20hrs sleep. it wazs terrible. i hope it works for you.
[helper]#17
I'd try contacting your dentist again and see if they can get a more urgent appointment at the Royal London.

Oil of Cloves is suppposed to help (watch Marathon Man with Dustin Hoffman) -health food shops might have it.
Clove Oil Compress
Clove oil contains eugenol, a natural pain killer and antibacterial. Mix 2 to 3 drops of pure clove oil with 1/4 teaspoon olive oil. Saturate a cotton ball with the mixture and place the cotton ball beside the tooth.

If the toothache involves a molar at the back of your mouth, you can bite down gently on the cotton ball to keep it in place. Leave it there for as long as possible (but don't go to sleep with it in your mouth.) Pain relief should begin quite rapidly.

Side effects
Undiluted clove oil inside the mouth can causing burning, tissue or nerve damage, and pain. In large doses, clove oil taken orally can cause vomiting, sore throat, seizure, difficulty breathing, kidney failure, or liver damage. Clove oil shouldn't be applied to broken skin.

Children, pregnant or nursing women, and people with diabetes, kidney or liver disease or bleeding disorders should avoid taking clove oil.
#18
U should ring the dentist and ask for an emergency appoitment due to the pain if the tips here arnt working - the best ones here are the clove oil and the sensodyne rubbing in and taking stronger painkillers .
The dentist should be able to place a temp filling in the hole which will sedate the nerve a little , or / and she might give you some antibiotics as the wisdom tooth could have an infection related to it , hense the AB

In regards to the referall to royal london , it's rare you get an tooth extraction fasttrack , usually a fasttracked referal is if there is a cancer related problem , but thereisn't one here , just a bad ache which I know is painfull , but there are alot of people like this . The wisdom tooth might be diffucult to remove or close to the dental nerve hense the refereal in the first place .

Have you consideered going private or if they don't do that there , look in the yellow pages or online for a dental practice with an oral surgeon .
#19
Have used clove oil in the past. Available from your local chemist for around £2. You won't be disappointed:thumbsup:
#20
get some Orajel its really good it numbs the tooth buy it from the chemist its in two strenghs normal or extra i think its about £4.50 a tube but its worth it
#21
How can you say " NHS Dentists are crap" just because you have had problems with your dentist .
Not all dentist's are crap .My dentist is great and allways has been .
#22
i had a wisdom tooth out on the nhs, maybe as you need all 4 out they wont do it, but maybe ask if they can take the one out thats causing the pain and have the others done at the hospital.
#23
(i use to brush my teeth regularly)


use to.



mm how lovely
#24
You have my sympathy! I'm 26 and have had ongoing jaw pain since I was 15. My first dentist said my teeth were fine, it didn't matter that they were misaligned and I couldn't close my mouth properly over them, and I didn't need a brace as 'they would sort themselves out as I got older'. He prescribed me regular painkillers every time I saw him. At 21 I discovered I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth (two causing infections in the jaw) and had an emergency op to remove them. Switched to another dentist as soon as I recovered. New dentist says continuous pain in jaw/teeth now just because of the op I had and, again, just prescribes painkillers. Gives me 3 fillings where teeth have cracked. I'm on my third NHS dentist and now can't afford a brace/jaw surgery (which is what I needed in the first place), so still on painkillers and another 2 teeth have cracked (which I'm saving up to get fillings for).

So I would agree... NHS dentists are crap!
#25
Yes, we would all love to know some three and a half years later if you are still suffering, Humadoon. :|
#26
Works, 2 x Paracetamol 500g, 2 x Aspirin every 4 hrs, will also allow you some sleep...
1 Like #27
Mark2111
Yes, we would all love to know some three and a half years later if you are still suffering, Humadoon. :|
yep since than i have become wiser and got myself private medical insurance ;)
#28
whats with the thread revivals today?!

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