Sunday, April 18, 2010

Tooth Pain Tips

Having dealt with extreme tooth pain lately, I thought I would share a few tips I've picked up.

1. Motrin/Ibuprofen. This helps with the inflammation. It's amazing how much pain swelling can cause. I prefer Ibuprofen over Tylenol, and even Vicodin, so far.

2. Hot, Moist Cloth. Applying a hot, moist cloth to the infected area helps to draw the antibiotics toward it. Or so says the dentist. It also helps hold off the throbbing pain until you can take your next pain med dose.

3. Rest. Get as much sleep and rest as you can between bouts of pain and nausea. It helps your body save up energy to fight infection.

That's all I can write for now. I'm going to take my own advice and try to get some sleep.

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