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ibuprofen for tooth abscess

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
23 years experience Family Medicine
See dentist: If this is truly a tooth abscess, then you will likely need antibiotics and a dental procedure to treat the infection. Please see a dentist.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Tooth abscess: When is your appointment with your dentist to have that tooth treated? I think you should be seen ASAP as an emergency. Pills will not resolve your pr ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Abscess: Sorry, a pill won't fix this. An abscess is a severe infection. It will only get worse and spread. You need an immediate emergency appointment with ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Opioid for abscess?: Yes, the Ibuprofen is more likley to help than the lortab.
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Dr. Robert Rosenfeld
38 years experience Dentistry
Care, not meds: It would probably be safe, but it is essential that you seek professional care (local dentist, emergency room, etc). Throwing medication at the probl ... Read More
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Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
23 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Ibuprofen is the better drug than lortab to reduce the swelling which in the case of tooth abscess exerted pressure on the nerve and cause pain. Ibup ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Yes: You should be concerned about an abscessed tooth because this is an infection. An untreated infection can cause pain, swelling and can effect your en ... Read More
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Dr. TED FEDER answered
40 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist/Oral Surgeon: Do you really want to do it yourself? Assuming the abscess is ready to drain, you need dependent drainage, ie where gravity will allow the pus to con ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
11 years experience Dentistry
Yes, seek help. : A tooth abscess can cause radiating pain, however it should be considered an emergency especially when you experience facial swelling, fever, difficul ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dentist first: So long you don't have symptoms that can't wait until you see your dentist, good luck
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Call dentist: You should take benedryl and this will help, the hives clear up quickly. The time will depend on how serious your allergic reaction is. Call the den ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Influenza: The "flu" has absolutely nothing to do with your root canal therapy or the infection causing the abscess.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Han
20 years experience Dentistry
Have annual physical: Problems don't get better unless you are in charge of resolving them. When was last time you have seen your doctor or dentist prior to these infectio ... Read More
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