Originally Posted by prncss89
I don't know what to do! I am crying in pain with a toothache! It is killing me so bad! I took advil for pain but it is not helping. I just started a antibotic. I don't have insurance and can't afford to go get it taking care of this month! Is there anything I can do to ease the pain?
gargle with warm salt water. Get some extra strength ambasol from the drug store.
I was just like you. absoluty BESIDE myself with toothpain. I know EXACTLY how you feel and what you are going through. I am SOOOO sorry, it is mind numbing!
I ended up needing 2 root canals, and 2 crowns. I had NO insurance and cost me 1,600 PER tooth for the RC's and 900 PER tooth for the Crowns.
If you don't have a dentist you are friendly with, I would start calling around now and see if yours or one you can find will either give you a discount, let you make payments, or at least give you a perscription for a good CHEAP pain killer, without having to make an "office visit"
Gargel with salt water reguarly though. Keep up on the advil. A warm wet compress did WONDERS too to ease the pain.
I would go and get hand warmers from walmart, the kind you open and the air makes them heat up. I would tie them to my face with a scarf. NO KIDDING. that helped alot. Stay away from COLD compresses. That just hurts it more.
You more than likely have an abcess, that is where all the pain is coming from. If you can suck your gums around the tooth, i know it sounds gross, but sometimes that will relive the pressure on the abcess and make it burst. I did this once with another tooth i have that gives me problems occasionally, (i don't have the money for another root canal, so I have to suck it up with this tooth. So far I have been lucky)
See if you can make it burst. Every time you try, do Warm, almost hot salt water gargles over that tooth before and after. the salt tends to kill infection.
GOOD luck to you! I wish I could help you more.
To sum up....
AMBOSOL for TOOTH ACHE (spelled wrong)
WARM DAMP COMPRESS
WARM SALT WATER GARGLES
TRY TO "SUCK" OUT THE ABCESS (Bleh)
try to get to a dentist:
see if he will give you a script for antibiotics and cheap but GOOD pain killers
(don't let him whimp out on you and give you perscription advil (ibuprophen) you can get the same effect by taking more of the stuff you get Over the counter)