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I have a cavity in a wisdom tooth and i believe it has absessed, how can i treat pain until i can get to dentist. am in lots of pain and pain is growing.

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
You : You need to see a dentist asap to take care of your problem before it turns into a severe emergency. Obviously taking otc pain meds will help, but not solve your problem.
Dr. Peter Eng
Dentistry 33 years experience
Request antibiotic: If your wisdom tooth is decayed and abcessed, you will need to see your dentist right away. Do not wait. Meanwhile, you can request some antibiotic and anti-inflammatory drugs for relief.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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