Best remedy for wisdom tooth pain? Other than having them pulled..

Callisto Callisto
Terrified of being put under and my wisdom tooth is making its way out. Anyone have any remedies or maybe old wives tales which might work with wisdom tooth pain?
02/18/2012
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Chirple Chirple
You don't have to be fully knocked out to have them pulled.

I would just get it pulled - depending on the situation, if they start to rot later it's going to be reeealllly bad. D: And even if they don't, it can shift the alignment of your teeth and make problems.

If you have coverage, I'd talk to your dentist about how serious it is and what should be done.
02/18/2012
Ciao. Ciao.
If it is uncomfortable you should probably have it removed. Dental issues can get pretty serious, especially if your jaw were to get infected. Many wisdom tooth extractions can be done with only local anesthetic so I would just consult with a dentist and see where you can go from there. Unless you have room in your mouth for them (which I luckily did (though I still had two of my three removed) it's just not going to get better and they could throw other teeth out of alignment and cause further issues down the line.
02/18/2012
JessCee JessCee
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Originally posted by Ciao.
If it is uncomfortable you should probably have it removed. Dental issues can get pretty serious, especially if your jaw were to get infected. Many wisdom tooth extractions can be done with only local anesthetic so I would just consult with a ... More
This. and trust me! I refused to have mine removed, and now they are infected, and I can't get into the dentist until Monday... I am in so much pain, its ridiculous! I'd give anything to have these little bastards pulled out right this second!!!!
02/18/2012
LilLostLenore LilLostLenore
if they are impacted and you dont have enough room for them to eventually come though they can get absessed and spread infection. I would go to the dentist right away whether you want to or not. I had mine pulled about 3 yrs ago what really sucked is it was right before thanksgiving so all i could eat was mashed potatoes. but i got darvacet for the pain its the off brand of percocet and that stuff makes you feel no pain at all.
02/18/2012
Ansley Ansley
Salt water rinses. This only works if the pain is from an infection. A large teaspoon of table salt and slightly warmer than room temp water to dissolve it. Swish it around in your mouth, hold it for a few seconds, spit it out. Repeat until you start to feel better and then flush your system with a ton of water.

See if you can get a script for amoxicillan and a pain killer until you can get into the dentist. If it's infected when you walk in, all they're going to do is write a script for an antibiotic and send you on your way. It's almost impossible to numb the mouth when there is an infection present because your nerves are on overdrive.

I hope you feel better!
02/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by LilLostLenore
if they are impacted and you dont have enough room for them to eventually come though they can get absessed and spread infection. I would go to the dentist right away whether you want to or not. I had mine pulled about 3 yrs ago what really sucked is ... More
I'm glad you got yours taken care of.

I did want to correct something though; Darvocet is Propoxephene, mixed with Tylenol. Percocet is Oxycodone mixed with Tylenol. The active ingredient in Percocet, Oxycodone is about 10 times stronger than Darvocet, and is a different category of pain killers. Darvocet is a Control IIII (a weak opiate) and oxycodone is a Control II (a very strong opiate and the highest controlled category that is legal.) Just wanted to clear that up. They are two completely different drugs.

Both my medical training (I'm a nurse) and my OCD made me have to remedy this.

I am glad you got it taken care of though.
02/18/2012
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I'm glad you got yours taken care of.

I did want to correct something though; Darvocet is Propoxephene, mixed with Tylenol. Percocet is Oxycodone mixed with Tylenol. The active ingredient in Percocet, Oxycodone is about 10 times stronger ... More
And if I'm not mistaken Darvocet was recently pulled from the market, yes/no?

(A family member eats them like candy so I tend to stay on top of drug recalls, bans and class action lawsuits regarding medical practices.)
02/18/2012
JessCee JessCee
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I'm glad you got yours taken care of.

I did want to correct something though; Darvocet is Propoxephene, mixed with Tylenol. Percocet is Oxycodone mixed with Tylenol. The active ingredient in Percocet, Oxycodone is about 10 times stronger ... More
Thanks nurse P'Gell, hehehe... it hit my nurse nerve, but I see you already saved me the time/effort
02/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Ansley
And if I'm not mistaken Darvocet was recently pulled from the market, yes/no?

(A family member eats them like candy so I tend to stay on top of drug recalls, bans and class action lawsuits regarding medical practices.)
Yep. I forgot to mention this. It was pulled in Nov. Evidently it can cause (in a small number of people) a dangerous heart arrhythmia.

However, the biggest risk of this medication is its lack of efficacy. It had the highest rate of overdose in the elderly of almost any pain medication. Why? It's so weak that people double, triple or even quadruple their doses to get relief.

A study about 10 years ago found it has the pain relieving strength of nothing more than aspirin, but causes a fair amount of "buzz" in many people and also carries the risk of respiratory issues that much stronger opiates (which work better, so you don't have to raise your dose) do.
02/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
And if I'm not mistaken Darvocet was recently pulled from the market, yes/no?

(A family member eats them like candy so I tend to stay on top of drug recalls, bans and class action lawsuits regarding medical practices.)
Yep. I forgot to mention this. It was pulled in Nov. Evidently it can cause (in a small number of people) a dangerous heart arrhythmia.

However, the biggest risk of this medication is its lack of efficacy. It had the highest rate of overdose in the elderly of almost any pain medication. Why? It's so weak that people double, triple or even quadruple their doses to get relief.

A study about 10 years ago found it has the pain relieving strength of nothing more than aspirin, but causes a fair amount of "buzz" in many people and also carries the risk of respiratory issues that much stronger opiates (which work better, so you don't have to raise your dose) do.
02/18/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by JessCee
Thanks nurse P'Gell, hehehe... it hit my nurse nerve, but I see you already saved me the time/effort
You're welcome. A lot of people really liked Darvon and Darvocet because of the buzz, and it did work as a mild pain killer, but there are safer opiates on the market, and I'd hate anyone to get one drug, thinking they are getting an other.

If the pharmacist doesn't take your driver's license, question you and even perhaps call your doctor to to confirm (unless he knows you really well and knows you are in real pain) chances are you aren't getting real Oxycodone.
02/18/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I'd say see your dentist and find out what the problem is. If it's an infection there might be something you can do. If they have to come out, they have to come out.

You don't have to be put under to get them removed, though I was knocked out to have mine removed and it all went fine. (I don't know how people can stand to be awake for something like that.) Recovery can be a little rough, but if they're impacted you'll be due for much worse pain down the line.
02/18/2012
GravyCakes GravyCakes
you should probably have it removed. the reason most people have them removed is b/c there is no room for them. letting them come in means that they could crowd your mouth, which could moved your other teeth around.
02/18/2012
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