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i used peroxide for a tooth ache will it help or not?

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Dr. Jai Prakash
Dentistry 51 years experience
It depends .: Toothache can occur due to various reasons. If you have decay, peroxide will not help. If the problem is due to gums being inflamed, peroxide might help to some extent. You need to see a dentist asap.
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
Dentistry 45 years experience
Probably not...: Most toothaches originate either within a tooth or deep under the gum-- far beyond the reach of the relatively meager antimicrobial effects of hydrogen peroxide. Toothaches most commonly herald the onset of dental infection, and they therefore merit the intervention of a dentist; they do not respond well to home treatment. Until you can see a dentist, use otc analgesics (e.G, ibuprofen) for pain.
Dr. Joshua Cochran
Dentistry 11 years experience
No: Peroxide has some limited antimicrobial/antifungal properties and may be helpful to clear a case of oral thrush, but will not help you with a tooth ache. Common causes and solutions for tooth aches: abscessed tooth - antibiotics, extract or root canal tooth sinus infection/allergies -antibiotic / anti-histimine/decongestant. For temporary relief, take a pain reliever until you can see a dentist.
Dr. AtushaPatel Patel
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Perioxide was the wonder mouth rinse people once thought. It is known to make teeth porous and cause more sensitivity that is not reversible.
Dr. Lee Hauer
Dentistry 38 years experience
No it will not help : Peroxide is an oxidizing agent and can hurt your mouth if used too much. It is an effective antimicrobial agent for oral sores.
Dr. Eric Kerbs
Dentistry 17 years experience
H2o2 will not help: Peroxide can cause more harm to gum tissue then help . If it is not a diluted solution it will burn , dryout the tissue.
Dr. Marta Milejczyk
Dentistry 25 years experience
No, it will not. : It is used in dental solutions with a special tray for tooth whitening.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
No: Peroxide may help inflamed gum tissue, but an aching tooth will not be helped by applying peroxide on the tissue or tooth itself. See a dentist asap.

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