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salt water for tooth pain

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.

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A female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Wrong Attempts: 1) get on an antibiotic like amoxicillin. 2) take 1-aspirin + 1-tylenol. 3) get to a dentist as soon as able. 4) your attempts do not work because ... Read More
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Dr. April Ziegele
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Advil/tylenol: If you alternate 200 mg advil or Ibuprofen with 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) you will have very good pain control until tomorrow. Please s ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Control infection: Nothing is going to fix this until you see dentist to control the infection. Until then try advil, (ibuprofen) but get to your dentist asap. Pain is ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Rinses: No longer necessary. What you need to do is brush gently 2x/day for 2 full minutes BY THE CLOCK w a pea-sized portion of fluoridated toothpaste, and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
None: This doesn't solve a toothache . A proper diagnosis by your dentist for the cause of the toothache is where to start.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
38 years experience Dentistry
Cleanses area: Salt water, especially when made with sea salt, has the power to gently cleanse the wound. It helps shrink tissues to aid in the healing process. Regu ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
The Dentist: There are no DIY procedures to repair a rotten tooth and associated horrible toothache. The sooner you call for an appointment the sooner you will fee ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
No: No. If you think you might have a dental problem, especially an abscess or infection, you should see a dentist as soon as possible!
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Rinsing after ext: No rinsing for the first 24 hours. Then you can gently rinse with salt water after eating. You should have been supplied with written and/or oral ins ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
25 years experience Dentistry
Rinse: Rinsing often cause the blood clots to be lost, which then causes dry socket. So rinse with extreme caution. It is often better not to rinse at least ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Pulpitis: The nerve in that tooth is EXTREMELY inflamed. Salt water abatement was coincidental. You'll need to have your dentist evaluate the tooth... it most l ... Read More

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