The "worst" tooth ache I've ever had.

terrible pain - i haven't this much pain in years...
Philippines
January 21, 2011 5:58pm CST
I am not supposed to make this topic, but i need to document that awful pain i had last night. (01/22/11) the worst fact is that it's my fault (again) for not having taken care of this.No, i have taken care of this, the medication wasn't consistent and was foolish enough to buy something else instead of my medication (anti bacterial and pain reliever). something else was also important but not compare to this which i forgot until i start drinking juice and eating hot foods. Though I am still afraid but now i believe i need to have it taken out. when ever i feel weak the pain from my teeth would happen again. i checked with my flashlight, it's too late to have it covered it's rotten inside. but i wonder, things are gonna get desperate within the next few days, i may have to have it removed after all even with out the medications, pain would be severe but nothing compare to this.
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19 responses
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
I would agree that it is rather hard when you have a toothache. I gues its really one of the worst pain ever.
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• Philippines
22 Jan 11
I know it is painful indeed but definitely i never experienced this kind of pain for a long time. i don't remember feeling this pain when i was a kid but i guess now i have to be reminded of it. sometimes i think about the end when ever i feel this pain. last night i slept through the pain even though i didn't wanted to.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jan 11
hi letran yhes indeed a knight does not need a toothache.lol no seriously you must have that rotten thing pulled out unless the dentist thinks it can be saved,but that would probably be a very'\expensive root canal which I guarantee you is an even worse pain. No get it pulled and if your dentist does not tell you let me give you a tip. do not rinse the clot of blood out of the cavity after its pulled.If you do the toothache you will have will pale all the other toothaches as when you dislodge this clot it lets air into the cavity and that makes the nerves that were disturbed by the pulling out of the tooth hurt really horribly. I did not know this and rinsed the clot out and truthfully I thought I would die from that exquisite pain. My husbamd had to get the dentist to let us see him immediately as I was writhing with pain. He filled the empty cavity with a soothing ointment of some kind and i was not to wash it out till the next d ay w hen it would be healed enough that the air could no longer set off that horrid nerve pain. he told us the blood clot should have been left til the next day before rinsing my mouth. so I never forgot that and felt impelled to tell you about it as I did not know and the dentist forgot to tell me too. good luck hope you get rid of that pain soon now. take care.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
22 Jan 11
letran surely in your country there are places where you can get a rotten tooth pulled for free so do look into it. dont let this go o n as it just not worth it,itrs rotten also heres a real caution to'think about , you are young and do not want heart trouble rotten teeth ca spew bacteria into the blood stream and enter the heart so find some way bow to get it pulled by a qualified dentist, if ther are any free clinics with dentists go to one. Please I do not want to hear one of my favorite mylotters is sick with heart problems. get it pulled.
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Hello Hatley, I really wanted out, but i guess am afraid to say i needed to be persistent. i have removed a tooth before but that's because i didn't feel anything on that teeth anymore. as for this one, probably either it's indeed rot or simply the teeth is being pressured by two other besides it.this late morning i couldn't sleep it was the worst pain i've ever felt in a long time.
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Knight, I read somewhere that an abscess in the tooth due decay can cause a serious heart problem. Not the emotional thing but its physical implications to your heart. So,if I were you, I'll have it extracted before it hurt you further. Never mind the pain, it is temporary but the relief soon after that is permanent. Go, Knight. C'mon, it is just a stubborn toothache.You aren't a Knight for nothing, remember?
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Don't think twice. Have the tooth remove as soon as the doctor says it's OK to remove it. Toothaches are the worst aches if you ask me. When a tooth aches all parts of your body seems to be aching as well. I remember having to go through that pain when my wisdom tooth was giving me trouble. I usually promise myself to have it removed when i feel the pain but forget about it after taking pain relievers but taking pain reliefs is just temporary since as soon as the effect of the medicine is gone, the tooth aches again and it's just as bad as before. When i had the tooth remove, all the pain is gone. So don't hesitate, have it removed since a tooth is not worth all the trouble.
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
as soon the doctor says it's OK to remove it - here's the problem, my medication. my huge huge mistake last year was that i didn't saved money for medications enough to have ONE consistent medical intake of the anti bacteria and pain reliever tablets. but since i took it with lack of funding i wasn't able to be consistent. now, i don't have money and still bare the pain. it's not worth the trouble, but it's not worth forcing the dentist to have it removed when it's absolutely not ready.
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@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
You only two choices. If you want the pain to go away for good that tooth has to go or you can take pain relievers every now and then for temporary relief. If you don't have the money to have to tooth removed, you can always go to a public hospital where they offer tooth extraction for free.
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
i guess i should decide, i only want to avoid "maga" in my gums.but i am listening. i do have the money, and i wouldn't my teeth in the public hospital
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
tsk..tk...tsk...It's more painful than headache cause when a tooth ache, some other parts of the head may also feel pain. Please, do take care of yourself.
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
Hello Mspitot, thank you for you're concern.. yes, it is painful as it is. but i hope things will turn around someday.
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
No. It shouldn't be someday. It should be asap.
@mtrguanlao (5527)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Hi there Letran! I know how it feels 'cause I experience having that when I was a child and it's really painful that I cried overnight! May I suggest you take your medications on time and see your dentist at once! As of now,warm water can help soothe the pain. Next time just be more responsible in taking your medications on time ok!
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
Hello guanlao, Well, i had the same experience when i was a child too. and a few years back, but never in my time where my teeth is hurting and not allowed by the dentist to have it removed. warm water? before or after the tooth has been taken out? well, thank you so much for you're advice. don't worry i will try you're advice instead.
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
You can soothe the pain by using warm water right now Letran. After your tooth has been taken out,for sure your dentist will tell you to eat ice cream,lol!
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
hi LK, i can relate to your pain. i too had toothache before and when it starts aching, the whole head aches. doctor will not pull it out if you are experiencing pain because gums surely is swelling due to puss. they prescribe antibiotics. after you take your medicine, go back to the doctor even if there is no pain anymore and have it extracted. there is no other way especially if the tooth has cavities. take care. ann
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Hello TigerAunt, That's what am afraid of and that's what the dentist told me. i am now saving money for the anti biotics alone. it's alright though even if i don't have to take care of the jacket teeth for the moment. unfortuantely, the doctor which is too far away from our location that i think long before i decided to attend the appointment.
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
you are reminding me on an officemate who is a big guy who was experiencing dizziness at the time. i accompanied him and another officemate to the doctor who after examining was going to give him a shot of injection. he became very pale. hehehe he said "it is better that i get cut by a blade or a knife but not the injection". that was a very funny comment i should say, for a very big person that he is.. and you knight should be much braver. i just cant help but smile whenever i remember it.
@aaronfyzeon (1920)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Ohhh I do understand your situation right now. I have experienced that one a long time ago when I was still in college. It is really painful and its really uncomfortable. I would rather have a severe head ache than have a tooth ache. Because with a head ache i can still be able to sleep after I took a paraectamol but with tooth ache... even if you have taken a pain killer, it is still there and will still be painful until quite some time the meds will take effect. The modeling agency that I am a member with also advised me not to pull any tooth out becuase it will be a breach of contract because for models like us, it should be a complete set of teeth. I just resigned there after that because of that sh_tty terms and conditions. And to my relief, I let the dentist extract that aching tooth.. Wheww... I had a week long agony during that time.
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Hello aaronfyzeon, I guess it will take longer before the pain disappears, as of now it hurts probably because of this darn what ever that it needed to be killed. wow, i didn't know models need complete set of teeth, now i know i can never be qualifiedfor it. I will do this year and will not delay it, just need to save money for medications.
• Philippines
31 Jan 11
hear it from the experienced... best regards.... May God Bless US All, Always...
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
22 Jan 11
I feel for you Letran, my husband won't say to make an appointment until I am in desperate pain. I was able to save the last two times with a root canal, and thankfully the dentist we have is really good, but it isn't something I look forward to..I still need a couple fillings and occasionally they bother me, but I have to wait again. In fact right I need to concentrate on my eyes that are giving me problems and I hope I can get in to see the eye doctor soon..
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Hello carmel, I can bare the pain for now, but it's unbelievable that it went on this far still. this morning i still feel some pain from it, i am very sure i would feel a lot worse when i get weak again tonight I should have had it sealed a long time ago but i was too lazy and now am paying the price.
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• United States
22 Jan 11
I know and I hope you get it taken care of soon, because it won't get any better until you do..
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
28 Jan 11
hi, i think you need to go at dentist to check it. my father is always that like you, so he always do is put a little piece of garlic into his tooth. and drink a medicine a mefenamic so he could sleep without aching of his tooth.
• Philippines
28 Jan 11
Hello asliah, I didn't knew about the mefenamic that you mentioned. But I think I will take that advice from you since It hurts now even with drinking some juices.i wonder how many mg. That he took, there are times that I hated this teeth feeling pain for some reason.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
25 Jan 11
Hi Letran, I hope that by the time you get this, you'll already have that tooth taken care of. If not, go to the pharmacy and ask for a bottle of clove oil. It is under 5.00 and you apply it with a q-tip to the affected tooth. It works like magic. Dentists won't tell you about this because what it does is it deadens the nerves that cause the pain. They are afraid that without that pain you won't go get the problem taken care of. You really still need to go to the dentist but this will get rid of the pain until you are able to. On the bottle, it says that it isn't to be taken orally. Don't worry about that...you aren't drinking it. Works 100% better than ora-jel.
• Philippines
28 Jan 11
Hello sid, I haven't used any of those you have mentioned bcause I doubt that exist here in the public markets or some pharmacy. But it's not as painful so it's alright, I just don't want my teeth getting hurt unless in complete the medication.
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
25 Jan 11
You poor thing LetranKnight! Toothaches are one of the worst pains ever! It is not a good idea to let problems with teeth go because they have a tendency to get worse instead of better. I used to not want to spend the money on dental check-ups a couple of times a year until I got an abscess and I was in agony for a really long time! Nowadays I ensure all of us go every six months to have our teeth checked and cleaned. Believe me it’s worth it! I hope you are feeling better by now...
• Philippines
28 Jan 11
Hello paula, Nope I haven't checked my tooth because I haven't completed the prescription yet. How ever, I have my medication ready and once I have actually started taking the medication, that will give me go signal to have this tooth removed whether ready or not. Am tired of eating limited meals a day.
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• Philippines
23 Jan 11
hi LK, Me too experiencing toothache really it hurts but i can still manage i don't want to see a dentist for a reasons . I am so childish when it comes to something like this hope you will feel better now. happy posting
• Philippines
28 Jan 11
Hello catch, for now it ain't hurt that much now but when ever I drink something like juice or tea it gets really hurt. But I can manage it's not that worse compare before I think it is melting when I drink acid kind juice but for now just into coffee.
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Having a tooth ache is really awful. If just only one tooth aches too much, our whole body is affected. We cannot concentrate to what we are doing, cannot eat well, cannot sleep properly, etc. Whenever I am having a tooth ache, I am just taking a dose of a pain reliever. It can be very convenient during bedtime. I can sleep soundly when I get rid of the pain. I cannot just take a pain reliever every time I am doing an activity because it is not good for my health. It can result to a worse side effect.
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
Hello Blacksun310, The first night it happened it was so painful that i couldn't sleep and shouting in my room.. as for the pain reliever, it wasn't as good that's why i tend to sleep before the pain relievers effect ends. awful though but what can I do since it's hard to save money for the medications.
22 Jan 11
If the tooth is decaying then you could develop an abscess quite easily, so you definitely want to get to the dentist ASAP. Im suffering an abscess now although the swelling and pain is down alot compared to how it was (imagine the chipmunks movie and i was all of them due to swelling). You may depending on the decay level be able to have a root canal done to it, that way you keep the actual tooth but it might be a bit on the expensive side depending on where you are. Goodluck hope you get it sorted out soon
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
Hello sparkyfan, It's easy said than done for now since i need to have medication first before ilet the dentist have it taken out other wise it might cause severe consequences.. as for the root canal, am not sure about it since it hurts and i think anti biotics is needed to make me feel better. as of now, things are alright a bit but not okay.
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
22 Jan 11
I have been there many times and having a toothache is the worse nightmare one could ever experience. No amount of painkillers could possible relieve the excruciating pain of a tooth that has the roots infected. Against my dentist advice I forced him to pull out the tooth that was still aching at that time. I no longer want to suffer the endless agony so need to make an emergency decision to remove the culprit that was making my days uncomfortable.
• Philippines
23 Jan 11
Hello Zandi, Well, i know that so that's why i am saving a lot of money just to make sure that i am able to purchase the necessary medications that i need. for now, I am a bit alright since the pain isn't as worse as before. there's another problem though that kept me from being too happy. it's not as easy but am getting used to the pain.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
hello LK, Toothache,that's really painful,you can't massage your teeth unlike when you have headache or stomachache in which you can massage,but with toothache and i also hate it. You should have it extracted ,soon as the pain or swell subside (if it is swelling) Don't wait till other tooth will be affected dear brother. Relax and visit your dentist now
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Hello Jaiho, No, i didn't massage it only except when you told me not to. well, i do still remember the reminder from that dentist so that's why i haven't taken it out for now. i should have taken care of this and sealed it when it was still intact. but forget the past am sure i can get over this.
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• United States
22 Jan 11
In all honesty I often feel that a tooth pain is far worse then actually having a baby. As at least it is over eventually but a tooth pain not taken care of puts you out of commission for too long. Try and get this taken care of as if there is an infection in their it is going to affect the gum and you do not want the other teeth affected. Take care sweetie, put some warm compresses on the outside of your cheek, and get some rest.
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
Hello Hardworkinggurl, Yes, it is a bit worse than it seems. that's why it's pretty hard to sleep when i wanted to because of this problems. i am supposed to be more active if it wasn't for my teeth, id' be doing better here at least. but alas, it's not what it used to be. dont' worry i slept around this afternoon i wouldn't feel sleepy tonight.
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
22 Jan 11
tooth aches are the worst! i rememberhaving one and being up all night because of the pain of it! last year, i had a tooth removed and felt aweful for days!
• Philippines
22 Jan 11
good for you.have a nice day.
@cream97 (29166)
• United States
9 Mar 11
Hi. LetranKnight25. Toothaches are very painful, I must agree. It can be so painful to deal with. And, tiresome too. When you get to the dentist, you should be able to get your gum numbed too. That way, you won't feel a thing as you are getting your teeth extracted. I hope that you are feeling better now. I know how painful it is to have teeth pain. When I was pregnant I had a tooth that had chipped. The dentist told me that they can't pull it because I was pregnant. So when I had my baby, I got this teeth extracted, I was so glad and relieved. Food particles were beginning to get stuck into my teeth and it was hitting at my nerve. So you could only imagine how I was really feeling!