Toothache unbearable after a ride

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Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby Tardyrover » 22 Apr 2020, 8:54pm

Greetings all, I’m new here
I’ve got toothache at the moment and cannot get help or very limited help, pain killers and anti biotics.
The pain is manageable to a certain extent, but becomes unbearable after a ride out on the bike, something to do with increased blood flow. I’ve even tried stopping to take pain killers 1/2 hour before I stop but it’s still unbearable pain!
I need a root canal doing but the dentist isn’t able to do any drilling at the moment because of this cv19. Any longer and they’ll have to pull the tooth .
Anybody else had anything similar ?
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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby ANTONISH » 23 Apr 2020, 8:36am

Tardyrover wrote:Greetings all, I’m new here
I’ve got toothache at the moment and cannot get help or very limited help, pain killers and anti biotics.
The pain is manageable to a certain extent, but becomes unbearable after a ride out on the bike, something to do with increased blood flow. I’ve even tried stopping to take pain killers 1/2 hour before I stop but it’s still unbearable pain!
I need a root canal doing but the dentist isn’t able to do any drilling at the moment because of this cv19. Any longer and they’ll have to pull the tooth .
Anybody else had anything similar ?


I had an abscess once - I was given Codeine for the pain - I presume you have used that?
Do you get the same problem if you go for a brisk walk?
Maybe cold air is a contributory factor?

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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby Vorpal » 23 Apr 2020, 8:57am

I was going to suggest that cold air is contributing. Maybe wear a mask or buff?

If you drink lots whilst cycling, and that is cold it could also be a contributor. 'cold' in this context is anything below body temperature. So, if a buff or mask doesn't help, you could try drinking something at body temperature?
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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby cotswolds » 23 Apr 2020, 9:22am

Or it could be the cold air helps and the problem is the warm blood returning when the ride stops. Sounds terrible anyway.

When I had a bad toothache once, painkillers didn't work, got desperate enough to try anything, discovered swilling vodka round the tooth worked for me.

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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby Tardyrover » 23 Apr 2020, 9:30am

I don’t think it’s a cold air problem but I will try if I’m out again. I have also tried coding and it is quite effective normally but not after exercise

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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby NATURAL ANKLING » 23 Apr 2020, 10:30am

Hi,
We have all had tooth abscesses, if you haven't you are very lucky.
My last painful experience was a rotten tooth but it infected the gum / Soft palate.
It was a knee on the chest job.
On getting home I spent two hours rolling around on the bed.

My only advice is whatever it costs get it fixed.
The alternative will drive you round the twist.
I heard a story recently with someone have to travel upcountry to get a tooth sorted out?
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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby Tardyrover » 23 Apr 2020, 11:00am

Thanks,
I’ve just been onto my dentist again and they’ve booked me in for emergency treatment at a different dentist on Monday afternoon. Dentists aren’t allowed to see you at the moment and most practices are closed. I’m beginning to think it’d be better to pull it myself..

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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby ANTONISH » 23 Apr 2020, 4:06pm

Tardyrover wrote:Thanks,
I’ve just been onto my dentist again and they’ve booked me in for emergency treatment at a different dentist on Monday afternoon. Dentists aren’t allowed to see you at the moment and most practices are closed. I’m beginning to think it’d be better to pull it myself..


Are you looking for ideas on how to go about that? :mrgreen:

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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby Tardyrover » 23 Apr 2020, 4:15pm

Haha no not quite yet but watch this space :shock:

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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby LollyKat » 23 Apr 2020, 8:32pm

Neat oil of cloves dabbed on the gum will anaesthetise things for a bit, and can be repeated ad lib. Should be available from chemists, and might tide you over till Monday.

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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby Tardyrover » 23 Apr 2020, 9:12pm

Thanks, I have read about that and shall give it a go.

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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby RickH » 23 Apr 2020, 11:02pm

Tardyrover wrote:Haha no not quite yet but watch this space :shock:

Park Tools seem to have things for most jobs, maybe they have a suitable implement! :twisted:

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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Apr 2020, 6:36am

Many illnesses go after two weeks, or fourteen days, might be worth waiting or trying a placebo or nocebo
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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby Stradageek » 24 Apr 2020, 8:12am

Suffering too but only with mild toothache and a separate broken tooth.

Controlled at the moment with twice daily salty mouthwashes. Make a saturated warm solution and rinse as vigorously as the pain allows, spit and repeat four or five times.

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Re: Toothache unbearable after a ride

Postby Tardyrover » 24 Apr 2020, 9:55am

Some good advice there thanks