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Eve | 10:44 Sun 03rd Dec 2017 | Body & Soul
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I have a cavity in one of my upper teeth towards the back and an infection, I finished some antibiotics the emergency dentist gave me, 5 days of Amoxicillin, earlier in the week. I saw the dentist on Monday and am due back for him to clean it out and have a good look and give the verdict on what can be done, sounds like it's a complex one and might be a hospital job. Having Sjogrens has apparently contributed.

I've had a lot of pain and discomfort down the side of my face and a horrible nagging headache with it, on the same side as the affected tooth. I'm on regular pain relief for other conditions, Paracetamol and Dihydrocodeine, which dulls it a bit but doesn't get rid of it. I've had the odd ibuprofen, which helps a bit more but I can't take more than the odd one as it affects my kidneys.

Can anyone suggest anything else which might help in the meantime, especially at work as it makes it harder to concentrate? I'm not back to the dentist until a week tomorrow. Apart from having my wisdom teeth out many years ago it's the only other issue I've ever had with my teeth, never even had a filling so a bit lost when it comes to what else might help.

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Orajel is a dental pain gel - rub it on your gums and it numbs the are so will help.
If you can't find that get strepsils and suck one up against the area that is sore as it dissolves it helps with the numbing.

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