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27 February 2009

Aloha Friday #9


TGIF!

I figure I cannot be the only person who had pain after dental work, please let me know I am not alone.

My question for today is: What works for you in reducing post dental pain?

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25 comments:

•´.¸¸.•¨¯`♥.Erin.♥´¯¨•.¸¸.´• said...

I'm weird. There I've said it...

I don't like taking stuff for pain unless I really really really REALLY have to. I have a fairly high pain tolerance {so I've been told} and my body makes quick work of any drugs as well {which is why I woke up during my wisdom teeth procedure}. So if the pain is bad enough for me to take something, I give in. And I've always been big on sleeping through any discomfort. Rest is good for healing anyway...

Hmm yep. Oh and this little thing called time. That usually helps too. :)

Tara said...

OH I hate going to the dentist..and dental pain can be the worst!! Not much you can do besides warm compresses on your jaw, and pain meds. At least my experience. And Sleep lol

Lissa said...

1.The medicine that was prescribed.
2.Being left alone in my jammies
3. Soft egg sandwiches and coffee served to me in bed. (I need nutrients!)
4.Sleep
5. 7-up (ginger ale doesn't do the the trick)chicken noodle soup,jello
6.more sleep
7.hot tea with milk and sugar
8. more sleep
9***note between sleep intervals small amounts of computer time may be allowed to prevent boredom***
10. more pain meds as prescibed

NateAndJakesMom said...

Having someone take care of me like when I was sick as a child. You know, waiting on me hand and foot... singing lullabies to me (well maybe not that). I just need to be taken care of.

I hope your family is doing that for you!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Ice packs!! :-) Oh yes, they work wonders. Also, tons of Aleve. It won't really work if you take it mid-pain but premedicate and it works wonders.

Everydaywoman said...

No, you're not alone. For me, it's not so much the "after," as the "during" dental work. I remember on one especially painful root canal (which one wasn't?) saying to my dentist, "You know, I'd really rather go through childbirth again than go through another root canal." I was surprised to hear that he'd heard that SAME comment from a lot of other patients!!!

janetfaye said...

I hope you feel better soon.
I usually take Tylenol.

East Coast Wahine said...

Usually just motrin works fine for me. If I need something more, I can always ask the dentist for something stronger.

Nina said...

I can't take pain pills with out throwing them up so I end up just suffering. Sorry I wish I had a good suggestion for you.

Hope you feel better soon.

Jenn(ifer) said...

every 8 hours - 4 motrin then alternate every 4 hours 2 extra strength Tylenol.

Unles you have any Vicodin handy...then I'd take one of those!

TheAngelForever said...

After I had my wisdom teeth out I did not like the way I felt with the codeine medication. I opted instead to take high doses of ibuprofen. That helped with the pain and swelling. I actually opted with the same after having my kiddos. Good luck and I hope the pain goes away soon.

One Anxious Mommy said...

Vicodin! Wine! Not together though - that would reduce everything and you'd just pass out for a while. I am sorry you are in such pain - I hope you feel better really soon!

Abby said...

Lots of Vicotin!

shopannies said...

gargling with warm salt water to keep dry sockets from forming as well as plenty of tylenol

sues2u2 said...

I'm allergic to too much so I will maybe take tylenol but definitely do warm salt water rinses & sleep.

Hope that you feel better soon.

Sage and Savvy said...

So far I've been lucky I guess--I've had deep cleanings, fillings, a root canal, and I've never had any pain! I have an awesome dentist!

Alicia said...

You are not alone! I had an abcessed tooth on Tuesday. However, what is making me feel better I am taking what was prescribed to me every 4-5 hrs. I never let it go over 6hrs so that way I always have something in my system. I hope you get to feeling better!

Jaime said...

tylenol or advil usually work for me. if you take 2 of each, it equals prescription strength

A Psych Mommy said...

Ooh, I have to go through gum surgery in a few weeks, I'm going to have to check back here for all these recommendations.

Sarah said...

Vicodin and sleep, other than that just time. So sorry you're in pain, hope it eases up soon!

Eighty MPH Mom said...

A good shot of whiskey (LOL). Umm, just icing it, and resting. I remember when I had a root canal and some other major work done, and my whole head hurt. It hurt to even walk. I think just sitting still or maybe try to watch some movies, to take you into somebody else's world for awhile.

I hope you will feel better soon...this has been going on for way too long...

kailani said...

Tylenol or Advil usually works for me. That and lots of sleep! Hope you're feeling better soon!

Shannon said...

Lots of Ibuprofen and a comfortable pillow to lay on :)

Hope you feel better.

The Woman said...

600 mg ibuprofren

Barbara said...

When my mouth is in the throbby stage I like cold things, popsicles, fruit ices, things like that. When it's just sore and the throbbing part is gone I like heat, and I'm a huge hot tea drinker, it always soothes me...body and soul.