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Tooth pain, facial numbness. Any home remedy?

Hi, I started having tooth/jaw pain 11 days ago and the pain seems to come and go, but now I am experiancing facial numbness and it s becoming increasingly harder to make it through the day! I know I need to see a dentest as soon as possible, but the problem I m having with that is I won t have any dental coverage for 9 more days and then it will be Labor Day weekend, which adds 3 more days for a total of 12 more days until I can see a dentest. My question to you is; What can I do to help the pain and numbness until I can see a dentist? I am a school bus driver and this is becoming distracting while i m at work. Not a good situation or feeling as well as the lack of sleep that gos with this.
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Thanks for posting your query,
get some baking soda, and some sea salt, not the regular salt, must be sea salt, a spoon of each mix an add a little water brush,place some in mouth and swash with warm water for awhile, brushing can agrivate so after brushing lightly swash mouth, now get you some LuAnna pure coconut oil, table spoon,swish in mouth for 15 minutes do not swallow, helps with the pain.depending on the severity of the pain, get a gause and mix a paste of pure vanella exstract,Cinnamon Oil flavoring, ground cloves, not hole cloves, get the ground, mix and soke a gause and place it on the hurting arrea
vitamin C take calcium magnesium Zinc, this will help the healing process,
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

he llo and welcome to health care magic,
i have read your your teeth decayed or any gum infection /fracture associated?
the cause for your tooth pain is not clear from the description you have given to can take tab. divon-100mg twice daily for 3 ,3 times for 3 days and cap.amox-500mg,3 times for 3 days.if the pain is related to decay of tooth.
if there is gum infection,tab.doxycycline-100mg once a day for 3 days and tab.dolo-500mg twice daily for 3 days can be taken.
please do visit your dentist soon and get the treatment according to the diagnosis of the problem.only then the pain will stop permanently.
take care.
Answered: Mon, 27 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bibhu Dutt Nanda's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM forum Tammie,
i am glad you wrote in, according to the dental history, i would like to advise you to perform warm saline rinses(3-4times/day) as one of the home remedies.
also, try antibacterial mouth rinse(betadine) twice/day.
chewing fresh oregano leaf, or cloves will relief the pain temporarily.
i hope my recommendation will help you recover from pain until you can see a dentist,
i wish you good health,
take care,
Answered: Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Khushboo Bhatia's  Response
When one has dental pain; the best alternative is to visit the dentist immediately. But sometimes it is not possible as mostly the dental pain starts in the middle of the night and at that time little knowledge about the home remedies really help. So for temporary relief one can try few home remedies.
1.Clove oil application gives relief but while using clove oil one should be extra careful because excess clove oil can cause the ulceration of the gums. The other alternative is to use clove as such. It is quiet effective.
2.Turmeric powder is considered to be good antibiotic and it also give relief from pain. Put some turmeric powder on the cotton swab and press it into the cavity. It definitely gives temporary relief.
3.The juice of garlic is an effective anesthetic. when there is toothache just peel a clove of garlic and press it against the effected tooth. It gives relief
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Neha Gupta's  Response
I am Dr.Neha Gupta (dentist) and am glad to address to your query here.

A lot of salt in warm water, swish as you see fit or untill the tooth goes numb.
Wisdom tooth pain can also be eased with wheat grass juice used as a mouth wash. The juice from wheat grass draws out toxins in the mouth, slowing or prohibiting bacterial growth. This helps reduce infection and consequently reduces pain.
A reflexology-based treatment for wisdom tooth pain suggests that applying ice to the webbing between the thumb and forefinger to numb the area will dull the nerve path leading to the tooth ache, thus relieving the pain.
Relaxation and deep breathing are also recommended.

Take care and please keep me informed of your progress at healthcaremagic through my profile directly.
Answered: Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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Dentist Dr. Sapna Purwaha's  Response
hello sir
facial numbness may be because of infected tooth which
need to be treated.i would realy want to help but am
sorry we cant prescribe you with drugs.all i can write
is that antibiotics and analgesics will help.give cold packs
to affected area that will give you some relief.kindly
consult your dentist as soon as possible.
Answered: Tue, 4 Sep 2012
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