What can she do to help the pain until she can go see the dentist?
Morgan I have had 28 oral surgeries and I am not through yet.I will tell you that Oral Gel PM has stopped the pain I felt dead in its tracks.I asked my dentist if he heard about it.He didn't .So the next time I saw him I made him put some inside his mouth and he was very surprised that it had the same effect as when they numb you up.My cousin and I had similar teeth problems and we found the oral gel pm.I think we bought so much of it that we could have stock in the company.I can tell you our outcome.Oral Gel PM.Now be sure you get the one that says p.m. on it.But as soon as I put it in and around the tooth that was causing pain it went away immediately.I know that sounds bizarre but it helped much better than any pain pill I had.When you put it on the area it gels up and sticks around and doesn't go down your throat or anything.When we started buying it by the tube it was about $3.00 dollars.Within about 6 months the price sky-rocketed to $12.00 dollars a tube.The only reason I can think of is that consumers were buying it up because it worked.I know that my husband went to atleast 4 Wal-Marts trying to find it one night I was in so much pain.And we always had to have it around the house incase of a new flare up and we kept an eye out everytime we went to any kind of store that would have an over the counter med.It became hard to find.Imagine my disappointment that I found one tube left in the store and when I got home opened the little box only to find someone had stolen the rx out of it.It doesn't weigh much that is what made it hard to tell.From then of I checked before I paid for it.My husband started using it a couple of years later when he had gum problems and it helped him too.I hope this helps some.If you already knew about this product I am sorry to take up your time.I just saw this question and feel like I have had every kind of tooth pain imaginal and this worked.Nothing worse than a toothache,earache,or belly ache.So I hope it helps.Please write me back and let me know.I am curious to see if it worked for your mom.....Sincerely Jo
Many dentists recommend ibuprofen because it also helps with inflammation. How quickly can she get in to see her dentist? If it's going to be more than a day or two, consider calling her primary doctor. She may need antibiotics, but only her doctor or dentist can tell. Also if it's going to be more than a day or two, condsider a new dentist. Responsible dentists leave emergency slots in their schedules.