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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Ibuprofen helps: I give them Ibuprofen and have their dentist evaluate them as soon as possible.
Dr. Daniel Quon
42 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
OTC Med: An OTC med like Tylenol (acetaminophen) may help. Ice over the affected area may also provide some relief for some toothaches.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Infection: Toothache probably means infected tooth. Use Children's Motrin (ibuprofen) EXACTLY as directed on package, and use cold compresses. Pain killer and ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Wrong approach: Toothache = infection. Taking a pain reliever may mask symptoms as the infection spreads. See dentist asap to have infection treated and the pain wi ... Read More
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Need a dentist: You need to see a dentist and get treated for your toothache. An infection will not go away without treatment. You can take otc pain medications, s ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
OTC and DDS: Take whatever you would normally take for a headache (advil, motrin, aleve, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc.) and call a dentist to get treatment and rel ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Warm compresses: Start with acetominophen or Ibuprofen by mounth. Warm compresses to part of face where toothache is located. If your child has fever greater than 10 ... Read More
Dr. Jake Richards
12 years experience Dentistry
DDS tomorrow ASAP: Meds likely will help but i would not use heat. If you have a tooth that is decayed it may be very temp sensitive and hot/cold could cause more pain. ... Read More
Dr. BHARAT RAKSHAK
38 years experience Dentistry
Toothache: What is his age . Which tooth is hurting . Can you describe the type of pain. Let him take over the counter tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin . Dose ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
36 years experience Pain Management
Anti-inflammatory: Anti-inflammatory type medications (ibuprophen, etc) have been shown to be helpful for dental pain. Any of the otc medications will do.
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Toothache Remedy: There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth. No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Toothaches need to be treated locally by a dentist, som ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
not recommended: Nyquil caps may diminish the pain a bit and possibly help you sleep, but you are treating the symptoms and not the source. If there is infection pres ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
30 years experience Endodontics
Children's Tylenol (acetaminophen): You need to see a pedosintist who is a children's dental specialist as soon as possible, but in the meantime give them children's tylenol (acetaminoph ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zahid Ahmed
11 years experience Dentistry
Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen): Its important to identify the actual cause of the pain. Generally, Ibuprofen is an excellent over the counter pain killer for tooth pain, usually bett ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not for pain: Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) is not used to relieve pain. It is an antihistamine used to control itching, hives, hay fever and other aller ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bhavin Patel
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: It is an antihistamine and not an analgesic. An antihistamine can provide relief of symptoms from allergic triggers of to toochaches, such as inflamm ... Read More
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