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got severe tooth pain from an infection antibiotics have not worked dentist refuses to give me painkillers been crying for a week what can i do?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
See the dentist: Antibiotics only calm the infection down. The source of the infection needs to be treated, and that can mean a filling, root canal or extraction.
Answered on Jan 9, 2017
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
25 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Advil/tylenol: A very effective over the counter (otc) way to help with dental pain is taking 3 advil (ibuprofen) and 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours. Tylenol by itself is the worst otc pain killer for dental pain. You can alway go to the emergency room at a hospital with dental residents.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
Dr. Seth Rosen
Specializes in Dentistry
See another dentist.: See another dentist at a different practice. Or go to the emergency room.
Answered on Oct 3, 2015
Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Specializes in Dentistry
Solve the problem.: Like a splinter in your finger, dental pain exists because there is a problem. Would you take pain medication and antibiotics to manage the splinter? Not likely: you would take it out! see your dentist. Solve the problem. Take fewer meds & be well :-).
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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Dr. James Anderson
19 years experience Dentistry
Endodontic therapy: You need either to have the tooth removed or to have the tooth treated with root canal therapy. Find a dentist that can get you in today to do either and you will begin to heal and feel better.
Answered on Oct 3, 2015
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
You don't: Want to solve dental pain with narcotics,it will only get worse, need different dental procedure, maybe different antibiotics. And maybe narcotics for one night to allow you to sleep
Answered on Oct 3, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
New Dentist: Get a new dentist and report your current dentist to the local dental society. You may need a root canal, a new antibiotic or an extraction.
Answered on Oct 3, 2015

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