Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    For short-term, surface relief
    fedup2010 posted:
    Had two thirds of a root canal done two days ago - now in really, really bad pain... (an 8 out of 10 level pain) - and using every pain medicine I can lay my hands on .... I've got one tip to share.

    Clove Oil, applied on the tip of a finger or via Q-tip to the gums around the distressed tooth really does help numb the pain.

    It's an essential oil, and should be available in a nutrition/vitamin store.

    You need to reapply after drinking/eating - but it really does help the surface pain, if not the deep inside pain. Good luck, guys!
    Was this Helpful?
    10 of 17 found this helpful

    Helpful Tips

    Dentures and implantsExpert
    Technically speaking, a denture is any prosthetic use to replace a partial, or a complete dentition. It can be fixed (permanent), such as a ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    24 of 34 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit Dr. Kaufman's website