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A 41-year-old member asked:

toothache and left side of face in extreme pain! what can i do for this?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Moran
Pain Management 19 years experience
Dentist: You might have a tooth infection. Dental problems can be very concerning. You should see a dentist for eval they can provide meds for your pain too. You can also try nsaids and or tylenol (acetaminophen).
Dr. Bruce Terry
Specializes in Endodontics
See a dentist!: Sorry to be so obvious, but a severe toothache is usually the result of infection and must be treated to prevent other problems. Very few home remedies work permanently. For those who can't afford dental care, try looking for a local clinic that offers free or reduced dental care. Contact a local dental association for a clinic name.
Dr. Louis Sterling
Prosthodontics 37 years experience
Find a dentist: A toothache means you have a problem requiring professional dental care. Until you get to a dentist, you can try an otc analgesic like advil, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin. Follow label directions. In extreme situations you can combine pain relievers (2 advil + 2 tylenol (acetaminophen)). All this depends on your personal allergies!n don't take any medications you are allergic to.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Call a dentist !: There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth. No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Toothaches need to be treated locally by a dentist, someone who has years of experience treating these conditions. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. Please don't delay, the pain may soon be unbearable.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if toothache and left side of face in extreme pain!?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See a dentist: The answer is, of course, to seek treatment at the earliest opportunity at your dental office but there are effective analgesics like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs OTC that can be used to control toothache before you see a dentist.

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