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How Do You Deal With a Toothache?

Having a toothache has to be one of the worst feelings. Not only because it feels so excruciating and tender, but because you know the pain means you might have a cavity. I wish I could ignore it, but I usually call my dentist and make an appointment so they can take a look. I feel like it's better to deal with a small problem now, rather than a potentially huge problem later. So I was wondering . . .

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Spectra Spectra 8 years
I've never had a real toothache, but if I DID get one, I'd probably freak out and call the dentist to make sure it wasn't something serious that may involve a root canal or something horrible. I had braces when I was a kid and I remember my entire set of teeth being sort of sore when I'd get the wires adjusted, but it wasn't too bad.
Allytta Allytta 8 years
i have bad teeth, but never the pain. i went to the dentist and found out that my tooth just died :) how cool is that?
emalove emalove 8 years
I don't think I've ever had a toothache that lasted longer than a day.
Crisonce Crisonce 8 years
ugh! they are the worst, i just got a tooth pulled because the pain was too much!
IslandGirl IslandGirl 8 years
Wow...I'm currently suffering from a toothache (since last weekend) and I just got to the Dentist yesterday so I know I'm in for a tough time next week when I go back to have the work done! I'm taking pain killers now...and I tried the garlic with salt remedy..but what surprisingly helped was a wet tea bag placed on the tooth.
Novaraen Novaraen 8 years
I got to the dentist straight away because i am afraid if i dont i will end up having to get a root canal!! The last couple of times i went for a toothache it turned out to be my sinuses causing the problem. So i tackled my sinuses and the pain went away. Who knew? lol.
DreaAST DreaAST 8 years
I hate the dentist so much!
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 8 years
I have the old-fashioned metal braces so my life is a toothache. I get them off super faster than invisalign (and doens't make my breath as bad) so I can have pretty teeth for my wedding.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 8 years
i wait and see. if it gets worse, then it's the dentist. i used to try and ignore it until i couldn't stand it, but that's b/c i hated my old dentist. now that i like my new dentist so much more, i'm more willing to call him up for treatment when my teeth hurt.
Pistil Pistil 8 years
I haven't been to the dentist for so long, I really need to make an appointment. But I hate the dentist! I know I'm going to need a least a few fillings done and I'm just a poor college student. Lend me some pliers?
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
I hate tooth pain! I currently have invisalign so pain killers are my new best friend. I hate the dentist (I go anyway) so I try to avoid them. And Aschcwebb, I went through the same thing two years ago. But since the trays are moving my teeth my wisdom teeth haven't been bothering me at all. You are one tough cookie!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
I usually go to the dentist asap. I ghet toothaches all the time because my wisdom teeth are trying to come in. Unfourtunatly my insurance will only cover under half the cost and I don't have that much money to spare right now so I have just been trying t ignore the pain.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
If it lasts more than a day or two I call my dentist.
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