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how to treat a toothache at nursing home?

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Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Pain meds and ATB: For immediate treatment use an appropriate pain medication and an antibiotic especially if there is any swelling at the jaw, and then make an appointment with a dentist asap.
Answered on Oct 30, 2016
Dr. Scott Bolhack
34 years experience Wound care
Tooth ache SNF: You need to have the facility contact a dentist so the the resident can be transported to the dentist for care.
Answered on Oct 30, 2016
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Meds, DDS: OTC pain meds, perhaps antibiotics. Then see DDS ASAP.
Answered on Oct 30, 2016

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