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side of my face hurts from my teeth. what drugs do you recommend taking for the pain?

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Dr. Barbara Hummel
32 years experience Family Medicine
Jaw or tooth pain: The medications one would use depends on what is causing the pain. If there is an abscess then an antibiotic and drainage of the access is necessary. If there are cavities then the only treatment is to see the dentist and have them repaired. Tmj can cause pain along the side of the face and there are numerous treatments for this condition. Even an ear infection can cause pain along the jaw.
Answered on Jul 29, 2012
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Dr. William Ledford
28 years experience Dentistry
Advil (ibuprofen): Until you can see a dentist the best over the counter pain med is ibuprofen.
Answered on Aug 1, 2012

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