For my sins I now live in a small provincial city in Guangdong PRC. There is nothing much wrong with this until you get tooth ache.
Allow me to explain, I am novacaine insensitive, and recently a deeply filled wisdom tooth started giving me pain. I went to supposedly the best dentist in the city, he gave me two shots, and it was as though he hadn't given me anything. Every time he started to drill I jumped out of the chair. Needless to say I had to tell him to stop, and I went home.
Since then the remainder of the filling has fallen out, and now the nerve is fully exposed and very painful.
Another problem about living in China is getting really strong pain-killers. You can buy low dose Ibuprofin, but it is very low dose and doesn't do much to stop real pain. Whenever you talk about pain killers, they say, ' Western medicine is very bad for the body'!
To be frank I am fed-up with hearing this because I am loosing lots of sleep, and this is affecfting my mood to the point I have become an extremely grumpy *******!
What can I do to stop the pain, or at least reduce it?
Only sensible replies please
P.S. Please do not say, ' Fly back to the west and find a good dentist'!