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Posted by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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 my son has an abscessed tooth and can't get into the dentist for a week waiting to see if she will call in some antibiotics.  The ER won't do anything he is taking Tylenol w/codeine for the pain and it isn't really helping, he has been using a rinse of 1/2 peroxide and 1/2 Listerine and a salt water rinse.  He is also using a heating pad, and maximum strength orajel which isn't helping at all.

Can anyone give me any more suggestions.

by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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momofne
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 1:44 PM

The ER wouldn't give him an antibio?

fantasticfour
by Grumpy on Feb. 12, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I used to put an uncoated asprin there and let it dissolve.  Also teething rings, but don't buy the ones with the sharp seams.  Those helped me out alot when I had dental problems and an impacted tooth.

tyfry7496
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:04 PM
I had a dentist suggest making a Greco of green tea, letting it cool until he can tolerate it and then biting on the tea bag where the toothache is. Green tea is a natural anesthetic.
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PinkieRed
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:18 PM

That does seem odd that the ER didn't give him a prescription for antibiotics. The dentist won't be able to pull the tooth or anything until the infection is gone, so the longer it takes for him to get a prescription, the longer it will be before the dentist can treat it. Can you take him an urgent care center in the meantime, for a prescription for antibiotics?

lucky2Beeme
by Gold Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:33 PM

make a cup of tea wring out most of the tea from the bag place the  tea bag on his tooth.

lucky2Beeme
by Gold Member on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:34 PM

a. Ice massage the hand:

Gently rubbing an ice cube in the area between the forefinger and the thumb for several minutes is an effective toothache remedy, as it eases toothache. It acts by overwhelming the pain impulses that usually travel along the nerve pathways. It has a 60 to 90% success rate. Ice placed directly on a throbbing tooth also helps ease the pain.
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b. Garlic:

Placing a clove of garlic with little rock salt on the affected tooth helps relieve or even cure the pain.

c. Onion:

Toothache pain is often allayed by placing a small piece of onion on the bad tooth or gum, since onion has antibacterial properties that kill the germs in the mouth.

d. Lime:

This rich source of vitamin C prevents tooth decay and also provides toothache pain relief.

e. Wheat grass:

The juice of wheat grass is an excellent mouthwash for tooth decay and a natural toothache remedy. It also draws out the toxins from the gums and checks bacterial growth.

f. Asafoetida:

This bitter, foul-smelling resinous material obtained from the roots of several plants of the parsley family, helps in instant toothache relief.

g. Bay berry:

This is an effective toothache natural cure. Applying a paste made from bay berry bark mixed with vinegar helps relieve the toothache.

h. Oil of clove:

Clove oil, put directly onto the affected tooth or dabbed with a cotton ball on the decayed tooth, relieves toothache.

i. Pepper:

A pinch of pepper powder mixed with common salt is an excellent cure. It’s especially effective against the increased sensitiveness of the teeth.

j. Oil of oregano:

This is an effective remedy for toothache, because it displays antimicrobial activity against food-borne pathogens that cause tooth decay.

k. Salt:

A salt water mouthwash gets rid of tooth infection and helps cure toothache. Thorough rinsing of the mouth with salt water is important.

l. Liquor:

Good news for those who love their drinks! By squeezing a wad of cotton wool soaked in brandy against the affected tooth helps numb the pain.toothache-home-remedies-2 You can also make the gum numb by taking a swig of whiskey and holding it over the painful tooth.

Toothache can strike without warning and once it does, it just can’t be ignored. So, if you’re prepared to tackle this menace with homemade toothache remedy, you can be sure of a quick and effective relief. However, discuss these remedies with your physician

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02nana07
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:48 PM

 We live in a small town and they don't want to see you unless you had an accident or a heart attack but I called and they finally agreed to see him.

Quoting momofne:

The ER wouldn't give him an antibio?

 

02nana07
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:50 PM

 tried the asprin it didn't work he has been using a popsicle so I will send husband after a teething ring I didn't think of that

Quoting fantasticfour:

I used to put an uncoated asprin there and let it dissolve.  Also teething rings, but don't buy the ones with the sharp seams.  Those helped me out alot when I had dental problems and an impacted tooth.

 

02nana07
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:51 PM

 I have green tea I will try that 

Quoting tyfry7496:

I had a dentist suggest making a Greco of green tea, letting it cool until he can tolerate it and then biting on the tea bag where the toothache is. Green tea is a natural anesthetic.

 

02nana07
by on Feb. 12, 2012 at 4:53 PM

 We just got back and they didn't want to they told him to go to the dentist to get them and I finally got them to write the prescription since he can't get into the dentist for a couple of weeks

Quoting PinkieRed:

That does seem odd that the ER didn't give him a prescription for antibiotics. The dentist won't be able to pull the tooth or anything until the infection is gone, so the longer it takes for him to get a prescription, the longer it will be before the dentist can treat it. Can you take him an urgent care center in the meantime, for a prescription for antibiotics?

 

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