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best home remedy for a toothache? i have what i'm sure is a toothache. it hurts, and i've never had tooth pain like this before. is there anything i can do at home to make it go away, or at least go away until i'm able to see a dentist?

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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
I'm : I'm not trying to be smart but the best home remedy is your telephone. Take an otc pain med and call for an emergency appointment now!
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
1) : 1) you can start by taking some otc pain medication. Whatever you take for a headache or backache should be fine. 2) see if your pharmacy carries a temporary dental filling clay. It will contain eugenol (oil of cloves) that will help calm the tooth down. 3) call and make an appointment with your dentist before your pain becomes an all out emergency.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Zev Kaufman
27 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Sorry : Sorry to hear about your pain, but unfortunately, there is not much you can do at home except taking some motrin. Please call your dentist right away.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Gilberto Nunez
18 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Ibuprofen : If you have Ibuprofen 200 mg, you can take 2, 3 or 4 tablets together with food every six hours to alleviate the pain until you see your dentist.
Answered on Dec 10, 2018
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
OTC Meds. Dentist: OTC pain meds until you can see dentist.
Answered on Aug 11, 2015

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