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A 46-year-old member asked:

what can i take to get rid of the toothache?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Endodontics 44 years experience
Take anti-inflammato: Advil (ibuprofen) or alleve will help until you can get to a dentist for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Peter Eng
Dr. Peter Eng answered
Dentistry 33 years experience
Advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin: You can take an anti-inflammatory drug like advil (ibuprofen) to temporarily relieve a toothache, but you should see your dentist as soon as possible to seek dental treatment.
Dr. Benjamin Dancygier
Pediatric Dentistry 25 years experience
You may require an antibiotic and some treatment to permanently eliminate the problem
Feb 10, 2013
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Meds. Dentist: OTC meds until you can see a dentist.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of toothache without meds?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 39 years experience
Tooth ache treatment: Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen might reduce the pain somewhat but the definitive treatment should be to see a dentist and treat the underlying cause. Overuse of Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can be fatal.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of a terrible toothache?

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See dentist: A terrible toothache is usually a sign of something very wrong with a tooth or teeth. You really need to see a dentist. Do not wait. If there is an infection in a tooth (called an abcess) this can make you very sick unless you get it taken care of.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of a really bad toothache?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Really bad toothache: The most effective way to get rid of a really bad toothache is to see your dentist and find and treat the cause of the toothache. A cavity, cracked tooth, significant gum disease, exposed tooth root can be the source of the pain/ ache you are experiencing. Ear and sinus issues and sometimes heart problems can cause a toothache or jaw pain. Temporarily, pain medicine helps.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is way of getting rid of a toothache if you can't afford a dentist?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Tooth ache: Check your local area for a free clinic or try a local dental school. These are your best choices without knowing the cause of the tooth ache (simply needs a filling or something more complex).
A 46-year-old member asked:

How could i get rid of toothache before i can see my dentist?

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Dr. Howard Kirschner
Dentistry 9 years experience
Toothache drops: Drug store sells toothache drops, but why should you have any delay in getnig to see a dentist. You can always get to the dentist within a few hours. If you ahve infection you need antibiotics and analgesics such as motrin. Do not sufffer needlessly.

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