A 37-year-old female asked:
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what can help severe tooth nerve pain until i can get to the dentist. ibuprofrin and aleve (naproxen) is not helping. pain from tooth throbbing radiating to ear.?

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Ouch!: So sorry about the tooth pain. I know how it feels. Please get something stronger from an urgent care clinic. Try keeping a clove near your gum.
Answered on Mar 14, 2020
Dr. Robert Mokbel
41 years experience Dentistry
Go to the ER: If nothing is working you may want to visit the er, the doctors can give you a prescription for a stronger pain killer and if you are having an infection they can prescribe you some antibiotics. If you have a regular dentist call his emergency number he may be able to help you. Don't put it off any longer.
Answered on Dec 3, 2012
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Antibiotics: You have a developing tooth abscess. Antibiotics are needed and a dental procedure will be needed now or later. Not much is going to relieve this pain, except the proper medication (antibiotics and prescription pain medication).
Answered on Jan 22, 2016
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Dr. Thomas Yash
45 years experience Dentistry
Need help: There is only so much you can do for yourself. You most likely have an abscessed tooth. If you have a dentist, call him up for an antibiotic. Controlling the infection will knock the pain down. If not see urgent care or er, for medication until dentist can be seen. Do not hesitate.
Answered on Feb 3, 2017
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