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pulled tooth!

Discussion in 'Pre-Dental' started by messenger, Mar 26, 2007.

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  1. messenger

    messenger Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2006
    i just got my tooth pulled today...and starting to hurt alot right now:(

    ive been taking advil, etc. but not working, some heat and ice....

    what else can i do NOW until my check up tomorrow:( :thumbup:

    help me.
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  3. seansk

    seansk USC Dentistry Class 2010 7+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    I would start drinking through a straw!! afterwards, brush the area really hard and have some really really hot tea!!
  4. pmantz

    pmantz Member 5+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2006
    This is some great advice, I know because I am going to be a dentist in 4 years.
  5. wizziefiend

    wizziefiend Guest

    Nov 25, 2006's probably only gonna get worse. Just wait til you can feel your pulse in the middle of the night.

    You can load up the socket with baby, although Im not sure if that would work all that well. I just know you can use it when babies are teething.

    As far as I know, cold compress is the best at the beginning. I think heat would increase the inflammation which I would think is the cause of the pain.

    Message one of the OMFS residents directly to see if there is any OTC remedy...otherwise get piss drunk tonight (i'm assuming you aren't on narcotic pain killers) and hope you pass out til the morning.
  6. goosestuff

    goosestuff 10-4, Chicken Feed, 10-4 7+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    Dr. Phil House
    counting down 'till a mod closes thread...5...4...3...
  7. JeanetteYu

    JeanetteYu New Member 5+ Year Member

    May 4, 2005
    I don't think drinking through a straw is a good idea... you'll end up sucking out the blood clot and you'll get a dry socket. dry sockets are suppose to hurt like hell. Anyways, feel better messenger. :oops:
  8. mattykay84

    mattykay84 5+ Year Member

    Oct 6, 2006

    Jeanette... this is a joke.. it may have been given away by the "brush the area really hard"...
  9. JeanetteYu

    JeanetteYu New Member 5+ Year Member

    May 4, 2005
    haha, oops. i didn't read that part. i just read the first part. :p :oops: :D
  10. soyungil

    soyungil 2+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    i have been working in an oral surg office for two years. Ice it today. Then no ice ever again, because it slows blood flow to the area and promotes infection. Skip 2 days, then use heat as much as you can stand. You can take up to 4 200mg tabs ibuprofen 4 times a day. If you have hydrocodone, take that instead, but only with food or you will get an upset stomach. You will want to get off the hydrocodone as fast as you can because it will constipate you with longterm use. Dont suck through a straw, and dont flush the area out for a few days a you may dislodge the clot. you can rinse with a weakened hydrogen peroxide solution 2 parts water, 1 part peroxide. Other than that, there is nothing you can do. And can you believe I did not get into dental school this year. I know everything there is to know about extractions, i bet i know more than most d4's.
  11. crazy_sherm

    crazy_sherm å♪▼æ╬‼▄· Dentist 10+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2004
    San Francisco
    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  12. MrTeeth

    MrTeeth 2+ Year Member

    Oct 16, 2006
    sock a tea bag in warm water and put it on the spot where the extraction took place, softly bite down on it for about 20 minutes. i've heard from dentists that it works!!
  13. seansk

    seansk USC Dentistry Class 2010 7+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2004
    can't believe some believe actually believe my sarcastic jokes!!!
  14. BioABC

    BioABC Fibula Jaw 5+ Year Member

    Aug 6, 2004
    Maybe the reason you didnt get in is because they didn't want to deal with your arrogance for 4 yrs....just a thought?...
  15. dmd2011

    dmd2011 Random Hero 5+ Year Member

    Dec 2, 2006
    Philadelphia, PA
    im surprised this thread is still alive.
  16. in her drawer

    in her drawer Ain't no glory in a war 2+ Year Member

    Sep 11, 2006
    The City, CA
  17. burton117

    burton117 The Big Kahuna 10+ Year Member

    Jan 7, 2004

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

    :thumbup: :thumbup:
  18. sonylarkhi

    sonylarkhi 2+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2006
    It sounds like you have dry socket (specially if you smoke or if it was a lower third molar). Best advice is to rinse with warm salt water 3-4 times a day and to stay off the area. The best over the counter medicine for that is ibuprofen up to 600mg every four hours. Just a suggestion. If it gets too bad, the doctor/OS who pulled the tooth can put dry socket paste (eugenol) in there and it will feel a lot better.
  19. OceanBlue

    OceanBlue HA! I knew it. 2+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2007
    I'm going to have my wisdom "tooth" pulled in 2 weeks. I'm going to be a real man and bend copper wires with my teeth right after the extraction.
  20. SugarNaCl

    SugarNaCl Dental Student Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    Akron, OH
    I could be wrong, but I thought that the tea bags are used to promote clotting because of the tannic acid in them, not for pain management. True?
  21. mshheaddoc

    mshheaddoc Howdy Moderator Emeritus 15+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Wild west of Mistytown
    This site is not for medical advice. Please consult your medical professional.


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