A 46-year-old member asked:
what can i take to get rid of the toothache?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
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.
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.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Meds. Dentist: OTC meds until you can see a dentist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
How do you get rid of toothache without meds?
4 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
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?
4 doctor answers • 11 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
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?
11 doctor answers • 16 doctors weighed in
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?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
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?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
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.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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