On friday I had dental treatment done (wisdom tooth extraction and a filling on another tooth). Due to the deep filling this irritated the pulp of my tooth which led to toothache since (although every day it had gotten a bit better and apparently with deep fillings it is normal to have pain and sensitivity to cold for a week or so.
My issue is that I am flying LHR-SIN-BKK tomorrow and I have heard that flying can exacerbate toothaches. So I wanted to see if anybody had any tips on minimising discomfort. I was planning on Ibuprofen and Orajel. I was told that changes in atmospheric pressure can trigger toothaches - the interesting thing is that I was on a high speed train today that went through a long tunnel and caused the ear discomfort you get in aircraft, and yet my tooth was fine.
Like I said earlier, the tooth has gotten better every day and if I wasn't flying tomorrow I wouldn't be worried as this type of pain is relatively mild now (it was much worse on friday) but I guess I am worried about 16 hours of flying with it. Apparently toothache when flying is usually caused by trapped gases under the filling which can't escape when cabin atmosphere changes and this isn't the case in my situation, so just looking to see if anyone here has experience of minimising/preventing anything flaring up.
All advice gratefully received