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    Unhappy Toothache

    I've never really had a toothache before. But I do now! With NO insurance!


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    Oh~I feel for ya......Hope it feels better...

    Here are a few things to try~

    http://members.tripod.com/dentdoctor...toothache.html

    Hope it helps some to ease the pain...

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    Toothaches aren't any fun.

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    1. Try a warm salt water rinse.

    2. Floss to see if any food particles are stuck.

    3. Check to see if any inflamed gum in the area of the toothache.

    4. If gum is inflamed- and I mean swollen and tender - you better get to the dentist regardless. It could lead to more serious trouble I don't want to get into. (involving the heart)

    5. If not inflamed- do you have a cavity? Yes- brush, floss, rinse and place some wax in the cavity to prevent air, food, cold and hot items from entering- causing you pain. Then please get to a dentist. Filling a small cavity is so much cheaper than filling a large cavity- or pulling a tooth (which can cause years of dentition problems.)

    6. Is it a root canal need? You might be able to delay it somewhat by taking Ibubrophen (if you're not allergic to it) Motrin helps to decrease swelling and inflamation and helps to calm the nerves. Then please get to a dentist! The root canal need will exponential

    7. And finally, when I had no dental insurance, my dentist was kind enough to provide me with cleanings at half price and kept xrays to the bare minimum. And accepted small monthly payments. This preventative treatment helped to ward off the big stuff.

    8 Don't delay. Your oral health is just as important as anything.

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    Check the coupon packs that come in the junk mail for a 'free exam' coupon - at least you'll only need to pay for the treatment, not the exam. Sometimes a couple of x-rays are free too. Hope you feel better. Cheryl gave you good suggestions.

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    Thanks ladies! It doesn't seem to hurt so much now after I've eaten. I'll keep an eye on it!


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    Hope it continues to improve.

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    Ouch!

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    I feel your pain. Not too long ago I had an awful toothache, the worst I have ever had. Ended up going to the ER as my dentist was full and suggested so. Anyways, I got penicillian(sp) and tylenol 3. I had a severe infection, ended up getting a blister on the roof of my mouth that was so big it felt like it was pushing my tongue through the bottom of my mouth. I'm getting sickened even thinking about it again. We don't have dental insurance but we do have health insurance. I would suggest going to the ER if it recurs to avoid a really serious infection. My dentist told me that I was lucky it didn't get any worse, that people die from toothaches. I had no clue!!

    I hope it doesn't come back!!

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