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There are 2 things you can do tonight to take care of this pain
Yes, I'm here.
First, you need to go get some clove oil from your local pharmacy and dab it directly on the nerve with a q-tip
this should immediately ease the pain
Secondly, while at the pharmacy, purchase Dentemp temporary dental cement
We are in the middle of a snow event and I live on a mountain. I
After applying the clove oil, place the Dentemp over the broken tooth and allow it to harden
Are you in Colorado?
think that I have dove soap - can I substitute this for the oil.
No, in upstate New York
You can try Dove
Do you have any tea bags?
yes, I have tea bags.
Wet a tea bag and place it on the tooth. The tannic acid in the tea acts as an analgesic
Instead of toothpaste on the exposed nerve, place wax on it
This will seal the tooth better
Where do I get wax - from a candle>
From a candle or any hobby/craft wax that you may have
Any other questions
all my candles are scented with vanilla. Also, I don't have any hobby wax.
scented wax is fine
How do I put the wax on the exposed nerve which is the side facing the outside area of the
tooth not the tongue side.
Get a large enough piece that it will cover the entire broken area of the tooth and apply it with your finger. Squeeze it into the tooth
the wax didn't work. It came out
you can also try chewing gum
much better for sticking
Sorry, I don't have chewing gum
you can wet a small piece from a cotton ball and place it in the tooth
this will seal the tooth until you can see a dentist
you may have to replace it if it comes out, but this will be better than leaving it exposed
I don't have cotton balls only q-tips.
peel the cotton from the end of the q-tip - this will do the same
I tried this and the cotton didn't stay in either.
if nothing stays, then you need to take ibuprofen (800 mg) and this will ease the pain until tomorrow
I've already taken an advil and then an advil pm.
Try the tea bags then, if you're still in pain
These will help
You must let them sit on the tooth for at least 15 min
Okay, I'll try this. If the pain doesn't stop, what else can I do to try to get some
sleep tonight. I have to drive to the dentist tomorrow and I have to
somehow stay alert.
If you have NyQuil, this may be the best
Any other questions?
Sorry, I don't have NyQuil.
The pain should subside with the tea bags enough to help you rest
Okay. Thank you for your help. Have a good evening
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