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Tooth ache is horrendous, they hurt when they are first growing and are a liability. Really sorry to hear your predicament and you cannot find an NHS dentist, this is just the state of the nation unfortunately and we had to go on a scheme that was half NHS and half private plus a fifty mile round trip.

How many people are on these forums, how many happily spend £3 plus a day on a takeaway coffee and enjoy these forums then think for many of us what is a pound these days, so if we all threw a pound in a pot I bet we could reach £90 easily and do something nice for a fellow forum member, none of us would miss a quid.
I believe toothache is the devils apprentice and I’d be happy to donate a £1 or £2 - this forum/site is actually helping me with my mental health and well-being so as you say we won’t miss a couple of quid 👍👍👍
 

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Stig I know what you are going through in regards to the pain and i do hope you get it sorted asap, please be aware that long term use of paracetamol/codiene etc will cause its own problems as will ibuprofen ,both can damage your liver and kidneys and possibly give you stomach ulcers. Not what you want to hear i know but take a emergency appointment now and worry about the cost later . PM me your details and i will lend you the cash to get it sorted if that will help, don't suffer in silence or try to grin and bare it .
Top man.
 

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Thank you all again guys, there's no need for donations, I need to find an empty chair before anything else, @Garno, maybe a little weird but I actually like the taste of clove oil, if my gums were in better condition I would probably try it but every dentist I've spoken to has said not to use it or any other gels/ointment incase they further damage the gums.
I'm feeling much better today with the upgrade to codeine and ibuprofen, I have enough for 10 days so hopefully will find an empty chair by then or I may have to resort to a pair of pliers and bottle of vodka 😀
 

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Can you not sell your stash of turnings... I'd happily buy them and pass them off as mine!🤣🤣🤣

Seriously hope you get sorted soon!
 

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Thank you all again guys, there's no need for donations, I need to find an empty chair before anything else, @Garno, maybe a little weird but I actually like the taste of clove oil, if my gums were in better condition I would probably try it but every dentist I've spoken to has said not to use it or any other gels/ointment incase they further damage the gums.
I'm feeling much better today with the upgrade to codeine and ibuprofen, I have enough for 10 days so hopefully will find an empty chair by then or I may have to resort to a pair of pliers and bottle of vodka 😀
Just remember - a hangover is the wrath of grapes.
 

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If you get your doctor to refer you to the link i put up they will treat you as a NHS patient needing emergency treatment. The doctor just needs to say you have no access to a regular dental practice. You should be seen within 7 days of referal.
 

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Try what droogs said

Stigs spelling is definitely better after a bottle of port!

Id happily donate too. Down here its called the dental access centre, they fit in emergency cases and do othrodontist stuff.

Stig, listen up. You need to keep a watch on the way you feel and take a quick google to see what symptoms are for sepsis. Potentially any infection for more than a week can cause it. I had a bad infection after a coronectomy and similarly the nhs/ hospital experience was terrible. So understaffed they sent me off with a bottle of morphine, antibiotics and told me to watch for signs of sepsis.
 

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Try what droogs said

Stigs spelling is definitely better after a bottle of port!

Id happily donate too. Down here its called the dental access centre, they fit in emergency cases and do othrodontist stuff.

Stig, listen up. You need to keep a watch on the way you feel and take a quick google to see what symptoms are for sepsis. Potentially any infection for more than a week can cause it. I had a bad infection after a coronectomy and similarly the nhs/ hospital experience was terrible. So understaffed they sent me off with a bottle of morphine, antibiotics and told me to watch for signs of sepsis.

Good advice (y)
 

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Thank you all again guys, there's no need for donations, I need to find an empty chair before anything else, @Garno, maybe a little weird but I actually like the taste of clove oil, if my gums were in better condition I would probably try it but every dentist I've spoken to has said not to use it or any other gels/ointment incase they further damage the gums.
I'm feeling much better today with the upgrade to codeine and ibuprofen, I have enough for 10 days so hopefully will find an empty chair by then or I may have to resort to a pair of pliers and bottle of vodka 😀

I know it’s not that near, but try the following:

Queen Victoria hospital East Grinstead - they have a specialist dentistry unit, the hospital has a minor injuries unit - get your GF to ring them

alternatively try ringing Katoomba in Horley Surrey - they are really helpful and usually have spaces.

clove oil works.

and from experience I can tell you the homeopathic medicine arnica strength 30 is very good for tooth ache.
 

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Apologies in advance but i am currently off my nut on pain relief and about 3 bottles of port.

So, since Xmas day I've been suffering with a broken tooth (popcorn is the devils food) a couple days after this the pain started so I began taking a mix of ibuprofen and paracetamol, ive never been registered with a dentist as I've been terrible at looking after my dental health, the last few weeks have been pure hell, 111 have done their best at giving me local dentists to call but they all day the same thing, "we are not taking on new NHS patients but your welcome to book an emergency appointment, thesenare mostly at the £90 mark just to sit sit in the chair and as I only work part time I can't afford the costs, the last few weeks I've noticed the pain killers become less effective, last week I went to A&E as the pain was so bad, the triage nurse sent me home with a flea in my ear because they don't have a dental department and I was effectively wasting their time, since then the ibuprofen and paracetamol has just about done its job and allowed me to go to work and complete my job without too much issue, yesterday I woke up surprised to find that the nagging pain in my tooth, cheekbone, ear and eye had stopped, I went to work and had a nice relaxed day for the first time in months, however that soon changed, I finish work at 12, a out 12.30 I was makingyself something to eat and was literally floored by what I can only describe as a lightning strike to the nerve of the broken tooth, omg it hurt like nothing I've experienced before (and I've had a finger literally ripped off) this bece a random occurrence that would hit and run without notice until around 8pm this evening, it started with several single hits over a 3 hour period from 7pm, then around 7:30 I got a hit that left me feeling like all my teeth had been connected to a mains power supply, this had me on my knees literally screaming into the cushions of the sofa and me pootlr partner in tears calling 111, the pain killers are not working so in a last ditch attempt to numb the pain I've done something I know I shouldn't, I've downed an entire bottle of Port, normally o would consider this a sacrilege as it was a very good and expensive bottle but needs must, so, here I am, 3 sheets to the wind, an entire bottle of very expensive port downed like an alcoholic on top of the ibuprofen and paracetamol, my stomach and throat are very sore from all the screaming I've done but I'm feeling very light and fluffy from the bottle of port and I'm not feeling any pain, downside is that my amazing girlfriend is now refusing to sleep because she is worried I'm going to be sick and choke from drinking so much. For reference, I drink so rarely that I have bottles of port that are a decade old.

I'm sorry for the "rant" but I'm absolutely cheesed and have non boundaries, if we in person I'd probably try to kiss you afyerb you read this 💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋💋
 

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If you haven't been registered with a dentist then you haven't been having regular checkups and, obviously, you were happy to deal with problems as they arose. Well, I bet you're not happy now. Ring 111 get an emergency appointment.
 

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If you haven't been registered with a dentist then you haven't been having regular checkups and, obviously, you were happy to deal with problems as they arose. Well, I bet you're not happy now. Ring 111 get an emergency appointment.
111 is good. I got an appointment at 10.30pm one new years eve. Meant a 30 mile drive. And no it wasn't the booze it was an allergic reaction to something or other. If nothing else they'll give you morphine etc and fix up a dentist for you.
 

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Chloraseptic throat spray contains local anathestic. I used it on my teeth which are bad. Lasts a while and easy to spray onto individual tooth. I also use paramol which you can get from chemist. Dihyrocodein and paracetamol. It works very well though only take it for a short time and no other paracetamol. I used to take it for overnight.
 

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So sorry to hear of your agony. Maybe go and see your GP straight away and ask for some strong antibiotics - when I had an abscess long ago, the dentist wouldn't do the underlying dental work until the infection had been cleared first, gave me a course of antibiotics and then I went back later for the dental work. If your GP can get you going on clearing the infection, that will relieve the severe pain and you'll have a bit of a breathing space to find an NHS dentist who can do the work.
 

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yesterday I woke up surprised to find that the nagging pain in my tooth, cheekbone, ear and eye had stopped, I went to work and had a nice relaxed day for the first time in months, however that soon changed, I finish work at 12, a out 12.30 I was makingyself something to eat and was literally floored by what I can only describe as a lightning strike to the nerve of the broken tooth, omg it hurt like nothing I've experienced before (and I've had a finger literally ripped off) this bece a random occurrence that would hit and run without notice until around 8pm this evening, it started with several single hits over a 3 hour period from 7pm, then around 7:30 I got a hit that left me feeling like all my teeth had been connected to a mains power supply, this had me on my knees literally screaming into the cushions of the sofa and me pootlr partner in tears calling 111,

hmmmm.... having read and reread (several times) your initial posting, are you sure its toothache.? The reason i say this is because we have a friend who's also been totally 'floored' by excruciating pain the same as you're describing. Only difference is... she takes care of her dental hygiene. She called 111, went to hospital, had checks done and was diagnosed with Trigeminal neuralgia. Spent several days in hospital on a concoction of pain killers, just like you, the pain suddenly disappeared (the same as yours did), but has been given a referral for future investigation/treatment. This is worth a read... Trigeminal Neuralgia – Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Good luck


Nick

oh... i'd also point out the friends are not short of a bob or two and said we'll go private as soon as they were told she'll be 'put on a referral list' only to be told even thats not possible at the moment due to consultant(s) backlog of work.
 

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99% sure it's the tooth as it's broken, the codeine I got from A&E on Friday evening is managing the pain to a bearable level, will be contacting my GP tomorrow when they open to try getting an appointment that way. @Jacob @Scruples over the last 3 weeks I've called 111 several times, all I get from them is numbers of local dentists but none of them have any space to fit me in.
@Jameshow selling my creations is being planned today, will be taking them into school for staff to buy, they keep asking when my next sale will be.
I just want to say that I absolutely love you guys, I hadn't intended my post to be anything more than a rant/outlet but your support and offers of financial help have totally blown me away. I'm not quite sure where Saturday went though, I think a mixture of the exhaustion from dealing with Fridays pain mixed with the port and the meds had me sleep for a whole day, im so lucky to have my partner who has kept a good check on me throughout.
 

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