Great idea, Biaxident! Painkillers are a great idea. I'm going to clean it with peroxide once I buy some antibacterial ointment and bandages and whatever. I've also heard that salt water works. But will table salt mixed in water work? That's what I rinsed my mouth out with when I had oral surgery. The doc said it promoted healing. I think I'll try soaking it in salt water, then applying the peroxide, then the antibacterial stuff, then the bandages.