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Alternatives to teething gel?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I have wisdom teeth coming through. For the last 3 years or so, (feels much longer!) I've been using teething gel; but find this doesn't help. Is there anything else I can use please?

I've just had a quick look on Boots and it mentions teething powder. What exactly is this, and how different is it to teething gel?

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Clove tincture, Anbesol from the chemists.
  • littlemissylittlemissy knit chick Posts: 9,972
    I have been recommended some Ashton & Parsons powders for my 1y/o. Not sure if they work because trying to get it on her tongue is a bit of a bugger.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Orajel is brilliant, but it can make your whole head go numb. Make sure to get the adult stuff, though (think it's actually intended for toothache). Baby teething gel isn't strong enough to do a right lot of anything!

    Apparently (this may be hippy dippy crap, but I know people who swear by it) wearing some types of amber next to your skin works as a natural analgesic. You can buy amber teething necklaces that someone recommended me for babies, but don't see why you couldn't give it a bash for wisdom teeth. If all else fails you'll have a necklace out of it!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I would get a compass and dig the flesh away from the gums on top and around the emerging teeth.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    katralla wrote: »
    I would get a compass and dig the flesh away from the gums on top and around the emerging teeth.

    Thanks. That really made me cringe and go like this - :eek2:
    Baby teething gel isn't strong enough to do a right lot of anything!

    Ah, that explains why it's not working that well.

    Thanks guys.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    have u seen a dentist recently to confirm that the pain is them coming through and not because they have impacted and gotten infected?

    edited to add Katralla, ewww!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kaff wrote: »
    Orajel is brilliant, but it can make your whole head go numb. Make sure to get the adult stuff, though (think it's actually intended for toothache). Baby teething gel isn't strong enough to do a right lot of anything!
    That stuff is brilliant for tooth pain, but it stopped working for me after a few uses. Don't drink for a while after using it as you'll just dribble hehe.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I was going to add that teething powder is really for babies- i'm not actually convinced it does anything other than distract them from the pain because it tastes slightly sweet - but its good at calming them down.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Wyetry wrote: »
    I was going to add that teething powder is really for babies

    I noticed this too.

    I've not seen a dentist yet - NHS website claims all the ones in my area are full. Will phone a few up on Monday.
    Don't drink for a while after using it as you'll just dribble hehe.

    lol
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Gengigel. Comes as a mouthwash and a gel, I used both and it really helped. It's meant for use after extractions and stuff so it's specially for treating sore gums. It's what my mum recommended too and shes a dental nurse. :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    have u seen a dentist recently to confirm that the pain is them coming through and not because they have impacted and gotten infected?

    edited to add Katralla, ewww!

    Aw well, I donj't have any wisdom teeht but I got secondary moars ocme throufhh when I was 16. Tjey all came througha t the same time and really hurt, the best relief I found was digging them oujt. I wouldn't REALLY advise it tough, eeven though it worked for me.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ballerina wrote: »
    Gengigel. Comes as a mouthwash and a gel, I used both and it really helped. It's meant for use after extractions and stuff so it's specially for treating sore gums. It's what my mum recommended too and shes a dental nurse. :yes:

    Can you buy this, or is it prescription only?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Melian wrote: »
    Can you buy this, or is it prescription only?

    You can buy it :)
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