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what can you do immediately for a painful toothache? teething gel?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
Toothache: Painful tooth with cavity, you can use toothache drops. Motrin helps the painful tooth and the inflammation.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
NSAID + Dentist: You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or another med such as an NSAID like Ibuprofen to help, make sure to clean the area really well. Teething gels may help but remember all these things are usually a temp relief and you need to see a dentist to find the problem and solve it, not just mask it and hope it goes away. Best of luck.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
OTC Meds. DDS: OTC meds, including topical until you see DDS soon.

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