What is your remedy?

@benhilo (873)
Tripoli, Libya
June 28, 2008 3:22am CST
I traveled from Colorado to Oregon about three weeks ago on the bus. About an hour into the 36 hour trip I started to have a toothache. This continued for the next 32 hours. I am a little ashamed to admit it but the pain at times got so unbearable that I took a hold bottle of pain pills just so I could sleep. I think I finally did sleep for a few hours only because I was so toxic from the pills that the body shut down. Please, I am no medical expect so I am guessing here. And the break in the pain was short lived. I did it again, took another bunch of pills to knock the pain out. The result was the same temporary relief followed by upset stomach. I know..how stupid of me. My only defense is when experiencing pain I will do anything to get rid of it. Subsequently, upon reaching my destination I still have my toothache, usually in the late evening before or about when I fall asleep. I did upon arrival go to a health food store for I remembered a home remedy above cloves. I picked up some clove oil. Putting around the affected area, it did give relief more times that not. But I later found out that over time clove oil zaps body sugar, causing the levels to drop. The result make one sluggish. It also is bitter and can damage tissue around the tooth. All this time you must be think why doesnt this (idiot) person go to the dentist. I have not gone yet because of economic reason (and lets leave it at that). So where am I going with this you ask. My question is if you could afford to immediately go to a Dental facility what do you do to get relief from a toothache? Mine you I have considered pulling the tooth out myself!
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@missybal (4492)
• United States
28 Jun 08
I use this stuff called Hurricane, from the pharmacy. It's non-perscription but they keep it behind the counter because it's so strong and it tastes good. It numbs your whole mouth. They be sure to get toothpaste for sensitive teeth and put it on the bad areas and really let it get in there before rinsing. I haven't had too many problems with my teeth but my best friend has had really bad teeth and no way she could go to the dentist she finally got dental insurance and went in and even after all the insurance she was still going to owe over a thousand dollars. The dentist refused to take no for an answer and insisted she get it done and he discounted his cost for her and set up a payment plan. My husbands military so our co-pays aren't bad at all. Most of my problems were taken care of when I was on medicaid for another health problem. I had all four impacted wisdom teeth that all had to be surgically removed and I was so greatful I didn't have to pay for it. If you go to your county offices maybe you qualify for free insurance. Times are tough now I know. I wish you lots of luck.
@benhilo (873)
• Tripoli, Libya
28 Jun 08
Thank you very much, you have been most helpful.
@missybal (4492)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Thank you for best response. I hope you feel better.
• China
29 Jun 08
You can apply to the local welfare agencies,let them help you!
@benhilo (873)
• Tripoli, Libya
29 Jun 08
They are about as broke as I am. Beside they do only medical not dental. But thanks anyway!
@rrdj71 (696)
• United States
29 Jun 08
Grinding aspiring and making it into a paste with a few drops of water and applying it to the affected area may give you some temporary relief.