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Can er help with tooth pain

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Trigeminal neuralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a severe painful condition which is often confused with a toothache. See an endodontist ASAP to rule out TN.
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Dr. Elton Behner
37 years experience Dentistry
Have your: dentist numb the bad tooth and open it to drain. That should relieve the pain. The root canal doc can take it from there.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Antibiotics: There are really strong pain meds. What did they prescribe? If not already done, antibiotics should help. If you are using antibiotics, there may be s ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
No: They are absolutely less than useless. You need to go to a dentist that does extractions. Then you can be properly treated.
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Dentist.: This is kind of like going to the dentist for a hair cut. They do some things really well in the er, but not what you need; so if your dental issue i ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
35 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not so much mostly..: Please see your dentist.... There are multiple causes of extreme tooth pain. The dentist can best treat this.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Swelling: Swelling will not go down immediately, it takes 24 to 48 hours for the antibiotics to start making a difference. In the meantime you should be contact ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Great expectations: Antibiotics will not cure an abscess, just control the infection until it can actually be physically treated (root canal/crown or extraction/implant/c ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
24-48 hrs: 24-48 hours. Has pain improved. Antibiotics not always effective. See DDS for ultimate solution.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Yes, or Urgent Care: Please get seen today at either an Urgent Care or ER. You have a serious infection that will not get better without treatment.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Cantieri
40 years experience Pain Management
Possibly: Both cinnamon and honey have known antibacterial effects. If the bacteria in the affected tooth is sensitive to these it may help. The problem is they ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Richards
18 years experience Endodontics
It should: Just about any over the counter pain reliever had the potential benefit of pain reduction during a tooth ache. Be aware however, that moderate or se ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Perelman
29 years experience Dentistry
Diagnosis: In order to treat your pain definitively you need to see the dentist to make an accurate diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis they may recommend wha ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
OTC and DDS!: Take some otc pain medication such as advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache and see your dentist asap to find ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Doyon
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See dentist: The best thing to take is a visit to your dentist to have the tooth evaluated to determine what is causing the pain, and most important of all, treatm ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Mahallati
Specializes in Dentistry
OTC med/see dentist: While otc meds may get you by, toothache usually means that there is something wrong with your teeth/gums. Only your dentist can take care of the pro ... Read More
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