But, actually, my tooth never got totally pain free. It still wiggled a little and was sore. It was not too sore for eating so I did not worry about it. It was getting annoying.
catmomma suggested a drug store mouth guard. I had had one before from the dentist - a $500 deal that I used for a year and then abandoned years ago. I'd never tried a drug store one. So last Saturday, I got one. I boiled it up and molded it and have been using it every night with no Breathe Right strip.
1. Tooth nearly perfect - not sore, won't wiggle.
2. Skin on nose way happier.
3. No dry mouth.
4. I actually wake up fewer times in the night.
Win win win win win!