took 600 mg of ibuprofen total yesterday, last dose was 2 am this morning. then took 1000mg of extra strength tylenol at 10am. im trying to hold out as long as possible (severe wisdom toothache) between doses, and brushing my teeth/swishing with listerine helps keep it under control also. the tylenol helped but started wearing off after 2.5 hours. i want to take 400mg of ibuprofen at 2, then another 1000mg of tylenol at 4 (if needed, usually the ibuprofen works much better than the tylenol) and finally another 2 ibuprofen's at 10 so i can HOPEFULLY get through the night. last night was awful and not an experience i want to relive.
i know i need to go to the dentist, im pretty sure it's another exposed nerve in my upper wisdom tooth on the other side (had this experience in 2010 on the opposite side and it cost about $300 to get it removed- no insurance) but i dont have that kind of money right now. the pain came on very suddenly and isn't really coming down, with the exception of the painkillers.
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:24 PM on Dec. 13, 2012
Answer by Nimue930 at 2:29 PM on Dec. 13, 2012
Answer by missanc at 2:30 PM on Dec. 13, 2012
Do topicals work, like the stuff you would put on your baby's gums? Call the oral surgeon and see if they will take payments.
As for pain killers, I believe the hospitals usually go off of body weight to determine how much you can have and how often. I don't know those numbers though. Sorry.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:33 PM on Dec. 13, 2012
Answer by Crafty26 at 2:56 PM on Dec. 13, 2012
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Should we wait till tomorrow or take him to a doc tonight?