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As bad luck would have it, I have developed quite a severe toothache, and it feels a lot like a root canal may be needed, if my experience in the past is anything to go by.

 

 I'm currently taking Panadol on a four hourly basis and although that eases it, the pain still seems to break through. In addition to that I decided to get some antibiotics just in case it was something along the lines of an abscess on the tooth, but as yet, no respite from the constant pain.

 

I phoned a couple of dental practices in Patong and they are all closed, so I phoned Bangkok Phuket Hospital and explained my situation and they said that I could go along and they would look at it but they would not do any procedures!!

 

So I asked how that would help and the person didn't really seem to know, suggesting that they could give me painkillers, which I explained I was already taking. Not only that, Patong and Kathu et al are in lockdown, so getting there and back would require a feat of ingenuity (maybe showing them my Bangkok hospital registration card might help).

 

So any suggestions, or does anyone know of an emergency clinic in Patong which might be open??

 

All replies gladly welcomed.

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So sorry to hear your pain.

 

My teeth aren't in the best shape, and from time to time do get some toothaches, and what I do is rinse with mouthwash, but not before holding the mouthwash in my mouth till it burns, also sticking in some of those toothpick like plastic brushes to remove any food bits that might be stuck there that cause the pain in my case, a couple of panadol and do the same with the mouthwash every 2-3 hours, it does sort it.

 

I hope this helps, but if it's root canal, not good, and from what I hear only hospitals will treat dental patients at the moment.

 

I know you mentioned you where on panadol, but they are hardly pain killers, you might need something stronger from the hospital.

 

As for the lockdown, well explain to them you are going to the hospital and if they would care to escort you.

 

Good luck and hope your pain goes quickly.

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The horror of root canal is not the dental work, it is the pain before... 

 

I think what you might be running into is not only the corona, but places are closing for New Year... 

 

I am going today for my 3rd in the series of root canal treatments... it was scheduled for tomorrow but they asked me to come in today as they want to close tomorrow.

 

Don't wait, if you can find any dentist who will begin the root canal... first day is when the pain stops.

 

Good luck. 

 

ps - you can try rubbing sensodyne toothpaste on the pained area... use your finger to rub it in..

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Man,I was thinking about that for weeks!

Get in touch with your embassy

 

Good luck

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39 minutes ago, lopburi3 said:

Having suffered such during the bombing of East Pakistan with no dental service or travel available recommend oil of clove as it worked wonders for the pain and is also antibiotic.  Believe any pharmacy should have.  Below appears to be specifically made for tooth treatment (you put on gum area).

M.16 FOR TOOTHACHE First Aid Tooth Kit Oral Anesthetic Pain Relief ...

 

 

+1 on the M16.

It contains clove oil and lidocaine. Always keep a bottle in our medicine cabinet just in case, dirt cheap and has quite a long shelf life.

 

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14 minutes ago, kenk24 said:

The horror of root canal is not the dental work, it is the pain before... 

 

I think what you might be running into is not only the corona, but places are closing for New Year... 

 

I am going today for my 3rd in the series of root canal treatments... it was scheduled for tomorrow but they asked me to come in today as they want to close tomorrow.

 

Don't wait, if you can find any dentist who will begin the root canal... first day is when the pain stops.

 

Good luck. 

 

ps - you can try rubbing sensodyne toothpaste on the pained area... use your finger to rub it in..

Hey, Where do you go! The OP might have a emergency acceptance and be allowed to travel ! Its just a suggestion!

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My father used to swear by soluble aspirin (Dispirin in the UK).  Just place a pill between the affected tooth and your lips and let it gradually dissolve.  It's good for the pain but don't do it too much as it can "burn" the gums... 

 

Aspirin is better than para, since it works by deadening the nerve cells.  Para only affects the pain receptors in your brain.  As I understand it - but I'm no medical doctor....

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25 minutes ago, kenk24 said:

The horror of root canal is not the dental work, it is the pain before... 

 

I think what you might be running into is not only the corona, but places are closing for New Year... 

 

I am going today for my 3rd in the series of root canal treatments... it was scheduled for tomorrow but they asked me to come in today as they want to close tomorrow.

 

Don't wait, if you can find any dentist who will begin the root canal... first day is when the pain stops.

 

Good luck. 

 

ps - you can try rubbing sensodyne toothpaste on the pained area... use your finger to rub it in..

Thanks but in that case I think I am stuffed, and I do use Sensodyne but unfortunately won't work on root infections. I will give the hospital another call now!

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1 minute ago, Neeranam said:

Tramadol is a life saver for severe pain and available over the counter(where I live). Just don't take for more than a week.

Yes it is a good painkiller and took it for other major dental work a few years ago, so may get it again, problem being that it made me into a "zombie" and I didn't know much about life around me...........!! Thanks.

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37 minutes ago, kenk24 said:

The horror of root canal is not the dental work, it is the pain before... 

 

I think what you might be running into is not only the corona, but places are closing for New Year... 

 

I am going today for my 3rd in the series of root canal treatments... it was scheduled for tomorrow but they asked me to come in today as they want to close tomorrow.

 

Don't wait, if you can find any dentist who will begin the root canal... first day is when the pain stops.

 

Good luck. 

 

ps - you can try rubbing sensodyne toothpaste on the pained area... use your finger to rub it in..

Just called the Hospital but got no answer from the Dental Clinic......lunch maybe. I will go there anyway and also perhaps Patong Hospital to see what my options are AND thanks to all posters for their help and suggestions.

 

Will also look for the clove oil and Tramadol as suggested by LopBuri and ThaiDown also Tramadol suggested by Neeranam.

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58 minutes ago, kenk24 said:

I am going today for my 3rd in the series of root canal treatments... it was scheduled for tomorrow but they asked me to come in today as they want to close tomorrow.

Is that at Bangkok Phuket Hospital??????

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In Scotland, I was always given whisky for a sore tooth, even as a kid. Rubbing it onto the sore area, I mean.

Later in life, I numbed the pain with larger amounts 🙂

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