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Hi there, so sorry you are having problems. Can you clarify for me - are you saying your tooth is mobile?
Well, I'm somewhat surprised. You are so so young, that loose teeth at your age are not common. Has there been an event that caused the mobility such as trauma, or, do you possibly have periodontal disease (Gum &/or bone loss) around your tooth/teeth?
The tobacco, would not have caused bone loss to make your tooth mobile.
But, regarding the pain: Taking 800mg Ibuprofen (Advil or equivalent), and then 8 hours later taking 1000mg Acetaminophen (Tylenol or equivalent), and then alternating between the two every 8 hours - Ibuprofen & then Acetaminophen seems to work often as well as a narcotic pain reliever. So, I would suggest taking the above for pain control. And, of course seeing the Dentist when you can in a couple days! Yes, you can call me if you'd like to: (###) ###-#### ***** Rampton
I understand your frustration.
But you've got to understand that my hands are 100% tied. If you were my blood relative - I could not prescribe you for something I've not seen you for. The FED's and STATE DEA agencies are cracking down, and people loose their licenses - whom I know. So, while sure, I might want to help, I can't.
The "very best" thing you can do - is contact ASAP the last Dentist seen. Why? He or she, can at least legitimately prescribe for you. Not to mention have hands on care, but also address the real issue! No insurance? They will work with you - if you ask them to... I would and have and always do. But, you've just got to ask them to please help you. There are Care Credit and other programs all Dentists can offer you to assist financially.
Lastly, have you tried using the above mentioned alternating of Tylenol & Ibuprofen? Aleeve, often (my opinion) doesn't work as well - as the Tylenol/Ibuprofen alternating...
I completely understand you. I honestly do wish I could do something, the way of a pain med. Since you recently saw the Doc, could you call him tomorrow requesting a narcotic?
Also, tonight - you could get at any drug store or Walmart, some topical benzocaine. It's cheap, and with a cotton tip, apply the benzocaine gel to your gums, etc. You can't really over use it. Just use it as needed. It will numb decently... and hopefully get you through the night till you can get a pain medication that seems to work for you...?
Sir, I wish you all the very best. Hang tough - OK???!!!
You are very welcome!
I hope you are feeling a bit better today, and/or have had a chance to see the Dentist (perhaps)?
Did you try the alternating Tylenol/Ibuprofen?
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