Pain issues... Help?

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imtryinghereguys
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Pain issues... Help?

#1 Post by imtryinghereguys »

I got new wires, powerchains on both upper and lower, and elastics a few days ago. I've tried to use almost every homemade remedy (e.g salt water rinses, warm compression, cold water... etc), but I still am experiencing extreme soreness and teeth sensitivity. I checked in with the assistant and they said that it would be alright for me to not wear the elastics until I am used to the new type of wire and powerchain. Currently, I am taking Tylenol and eating very soft foods.
What are some tips that can help me alleviate the pain?

assertives
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#2 Post by assertives »

Try adding one drop of clove oil to your toothpaste when you brush your teeth. I do that occasionally when the pain gets a little out of hand and it does seem to take a bit of edge off the pain. For sensitivity, you could try rubbing a pea-sized amount of sensitive toothpaste to the sensitive spots and leave it on for about 10 mins before rinsing off.

ElizabethMae
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#3 Post by ElizabethMae »

Have you tried ibprofun? I find that Tylenol does nothing for me but that ibprofun knocks out the pain. Other than that I just hold onto the thought that it's only going to hurt for a few days. I hope you feel better soon!

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djspeece
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#4 Post by djspeece »

ElizabethMae wrote:Have you tried ibprofun? I find that Tylenol does nothing for me but that ibprofun knocks out the pain. Other than that I just hold onto the thought that it's only going to hurt for a few days. I hope you feel better soon!
Ibuprofen has a specific mechanism of action designed for orthopedic and orthodontic pain -- taken as directed on the label. I've found it works great for dental pain. Best of luck to you.
Dan

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. -- Buddist saying

Ziggy
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#5 Post by Ziggy »

Power chains are the worst. I used Ibuprofen and it worked well for me. Also, when I first got my braces I had a lot of sensitivity and started using Sensodyne which also worked well for me.

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#6 Post by Ziggy »

Here's another thumbs up for ibuprofen and sensodyne. Ibuprofen was my best friend through my braces adventure.

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