Oh those irritating moments in life when you're torn over how to handle the situation and find the right solution. When it comes to tooth pain - long term, intermittent, painful tooth pain, the obvious solutions are most often drastic, have long term effects and expensive, what's a woman to do?
One thing I know for sure, there are solutions out there that may not be a main stream thing but if effective, are better than a visit to the dentist in the long run. This is the kind of knowledge worth sharing, especially considering emergency preparedness when help may not be available and you're all you've got.
I'll quickly share a solution that worked for us and you can keep this information in your back pocket for a later date - that I hope never comes!
"Thus, the natural plant product BCP (beta caryophyllene) may be highly effective in the treatment of long lasting, debilitating pain states. Our results have important implications for the role of dietary factors in the development and modulation of chronic pain conditions." Pubmed
THE TIPPING POINT
My husband has had debilitating nerve/tooth pain that swirled around a molar for two years - not a constant but the flare ups were bad. We tried clove, it irritated his gums long term, we tried oil pulling with a protective blend like Immunity Impact and that didn't give him enough relief. Me, being the anti-traditional dentist person was resigned to the fact that he had to do something - even get x-rays, see a dentist - pull the tooth - whatever it took to relieve him of this pain and at my encouragement he made an appointment.
Said dentist gave him a prescription for antibiotics and told him to come back 2 weeks for an extraction. At the same time this was happening...
It just so happened that I've been researching beta-caryophyllene, a terpene present in cannabis but also found in COPAIBA. In case you're wondering, yes, this oil can be an great alternative to CBD oil without the worry of a random drug test going south at work.
Because beta-caryophyllene has the potential to relieve nerve pain, mineralize bone and the fact that I knew my Copaiba oil has a high BCP content, I suggested my husband NOT take the antibiotics and try this first...
Apply 2 drops CW Copaiba full strength over the offending tooth and jaw area with a glass dropper, I also asked him to oil pull with 2 drops of Copaiba and a spoonful of my high quality oil pulling blend - the peppermint hides the taste of a tree ;) He actually complied for once! As a side note - Mike has a very sensitive constitution, more so than I and after 2 weeks of 3x daily applications there's no sign of gum irritation or digestive distress. YESSSSS!
Long story short, he cancelled the extraction and hasn't had a pain episode worthy of a shot of whiskey or even an OTC pain reliever, actually no pain at all since he starting using Copaiba. Just had to share this happy ending. And remind everyone that keeping a bottle of therapeutic Copaiba in your medicine cabinet might be a very good investment.
PS - Always use a natural toothpaste - ditch the commercial stuff. Here's a toothpaste hack I wrote about to make your own. The addition of Copaiba to your toothpaste would be a stellar idea!
"It has also been used pharmacologically. When it was demonstrated to bind to CB2 receptors, beta-caryophyllene became the first known phytocannabinoid discovered in plants outside the Cannabis genus. Since beta-caryophyllene binds with the CB2 receptor instead of the CB1, it is non-psychoactive and safe for anyone to use. Because it interacts with the endocannabinoid system, beta-caryophyllene possesses cannabimimetic effects, meaning it plays a role similar to cannabinoids like CBD. Due to how beta-caryophyllene interacts with the endocannabinoid system, it can also be considered a cannabinoid."