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what can i take for very bad toothaches?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Han Hong
Dr. Han Hong answered
Dentistry 18 years experience
NSAIDs : Nsaids such as advil (ibuprofen) or motrin, if you can take them, tend to work the best but go see a dentist asap.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not very much: If your toothache is very bad, it means your problem is becoming critical. The nerve in the tooth is inflammed to the point that it requires immediate attention. Please call your dentist asap.
Dr. Michael Wexler
Cosmetic Dentistry 23 years experience
A trip to dentist: The best thing to do is to take a trip to see a dentist. You may have severe tooth infections that can spread into your throat and suffocate you when sleeping. You may require antibiotics and stronger pain medications that need to be prescribed by a dentist/physician. Otc drugs that work the best are nsaids like aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, naproxen, etc, if your not allergic.

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What can cause random toothaches?

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Dr. Sal Aragona
Dentistry 41 years experience
Many sources: Many possibilities to nerve breakdown of the tooth itself to secondary referral from other anatomical regions of the head and neck.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What causes toothaches?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Mulitple things: Decay, trauma, infection, are the most common. Sometimes recession and exposure of the root surface of the tooth will cause some pain as well. It depends on the symptoms which one is likely the cause.
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Can flu/colds cause toothaches?

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No: No relation of flue or colds to any tooth pain or ache.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What are methods i can do to treat toothaches?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Toothaches: Most toothaches are caused by either deep cavities, fractures in the tooth, or trauma caused from bruxing (grinding or clenching). Another cause may be root sensitivity due to gum recession or bruxism. Treatment depends on the cause of the toothache. All of these need to be evaluated and treated by your dentist.
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How long does minor toothaches last ?

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Depends: Depends on your definition of minor, your tolerance for pain, and the ultimate cause of the dental pain.

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