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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Toothache!

My tooth is killing me! It's hurt for a couple days now, and now my face is swelling up a bit. I don't have any insurance, but I finally called my dentist today so I can go in tomorrow. I would have gone in today, but I don't want to drive with Vicodin in my system, plus we're having major rain storms here and San Diegans are IDIOTS when it comes to driving in the rain.

I tried looking up home remedies late last night, but I didn't have the suggested items (cloves, clove oil, olive oil, peppermint extract, hydrogen peroxide, Wild Turkey, leaves of the guava tree, onion, bark of bay berry).

This is going to cost me a couple thousand dollars, with the appointment, antiobiotics, pain meds and whatever my tooth needs done.

One good thing - I found a gift card to the local mall that I got last year for Christmas and never spent (I HATE shopping), so the girls will have a nice Christmas.

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 12-17-2008, 06:13 PM
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It COULD be a swollen gland...
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Ouch, sooo painful!

You know, one of the best things that helped me was salt. Put some salt in a cup of warm water and let it dissolve, then take a sip and hold it on the tooth until it goes cold, and keep doing it.

It works by osmosis, it draws the pus out of tooth which is what is hurting so much as it cant escape and is building up pressure
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Salt DOES kill germs...
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I did the salt thing last night, it made no difference.

I've been doing Vicodin, Bailey's, sleeping pills, and some other pills I found......but then I thought about Heath and figured I'd better stop doing that.

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Adult Orajel helped me. Poor little Marie!




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Not helping, either. The gum around the tooth doesn't hurt, just my tooth itself and my face - inside my lower lip, I guess.

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I don't know if I'd be willing to try it myself but a hydrogen peroxide wash would probably be very good for killing of the infection and easing pain. My Dad's mom made one of her sons gargle with hydrogen peroxide when he had chicken pox lesions inside the mouth and it worked!
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I don't have any hydrogen peroxide.

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Not helping, either. The gum around the tooth doesn't hurt, just my tooth itself and my face - inside my lower lip, I guess.
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