Posted by Andy Miller on January 28, 2000 at 21:35:12:
In Reply to: Wisdom tooth posted by Tim C on January 28, 2000 at 19:05:41:
I had a problem with my wisdom teeth... they kept growing in, then they'd stop and the skin would grow over them, then they'd pop through again. Every time it felt like I was "teething" once again. I couldn't stop playing, and I didn't want to really numb my mouth with Anbesol or something (cause I'm sloppy and would always get some on my lips... and you don't want numb lips when you're a brass player).
My dentist recommended any pain reliver with Ibuprofin in it... like Advil or something along those lines. I'd take a couple an hour before a performance and it wouldn't hurt nearly as bad. Of course I finally bit the bullet and had all of them taken out.