A 18-year-old female asked:
what can i do to stop my lip from swelling due to a toothache? all the dentists are close this 2 days and open until monday.
4 doctor answers
Dr. Theodore Ritota answered
9 years experience Dentistry
Use your fingers: To put pressure in the area of swelling. It will hurt but may cause some of the swelling fluids to be expresses outward. Then get immediate treatment.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Infection: Sounds like you have an infection and you need to be on an antibiotic. Go to the hospital er and let them give you a prescription. Then see your dentist as soon as possible.
Answered on Mar 17, 2017
Dr. April Ziegele answered
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Ice: Swelling is a sign of a serious problem and should be treated as such. If you have any trouble swallowing or breathing, you should go to the er right away. Otherwise, use ice compresses to help with the swelling and see your dentist right away!
Answered on Mar 10, 2013
Dr. Arnold Malerman answered
53 years experience Orthodontics
Not much: Advil (ibuprofen) (follow pkg directions) and cold compresses may help reduce swelling, but you really need professional dental help to control infection. This isn't a do-it-yourself situation. Find a dentist, endodontist (root canal specialist), or oral surgeon and go in for an appointment.
Answered on Jul 10, 2017
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