A member asked:

What is one way to eliminate dental pain?

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Dr. Seth Rosen answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Depends: It depends on your pain. If you have pain from a procedure you can take Ibuprofen or any otc pain medication to relieve discomfort. If you have sensitivity then you can use desensitizing toothpaste. If you have a toothache then you should see a dentist right away to diagnose and fix the problem.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Harvey Shiffman answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

See a dentist: The best way to address dental pain is by seeing a dentist who can properly diagnose your issues.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Alex Shvartsman answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

Anti-inflammatory: The best way to manage dental pain is by the use of anti-inflammatories. Ibuprofen is a good example. Some patients report that oil of oregano also helps. Of course oil of cloves is the old fashioned remedy.

Answered 7/11/2015

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Dr. Gabriel Malouf answered

Specializes in Dentistry

& when U come up 4..: When you come up for air, one of the wisest decisions you can make (if you haven't already), is to regularly visit your provider to prevent surprises like you are currently experiencing. There is really no good time for an emergency, and the majority of them are avoidable :-).

Answered 7/11/2015

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Dr. Daniel Quon answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Proper treatment: There are a number of ways to treat dental pain. The best way to eliminate it, is to see your dentist who can diagnose and treat your problem.

Answered 7/11/2015

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Dr. James Wright answered

Specializes in Dentistry

See A Dentist ASAP: Pain indicates there is something going on... Waiting causes more pain and usually the situation gets worse. Masking the problem with pain medication is ok for a night... The answer lies in going to see a dentist, getting proper care and eliminating the pain. You deserve to be pain free!

Answered 7/11/2015

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Dr. Harry Ringer answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Prevention: The best way is to see a dentist and have the problem treated. Meds are a temp option, eliminating the problem is the only long term solution. The evn better long term solution is preventative care that will help prevent the problem in the first place. See your dentist.

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