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A 21-year-old female asked:

will lidocraine gel 2% help with cracked tooth?

4 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: It may provide pain relief but a cracked tooth needs to be looked after by a dentist, before it get worse and you have more serious issues to contend with. If you cannot afford a dentist, go the local school of dental medicine for subsidized care. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
No: A pain killer will not repair a fracture and possible underlying cavity (infection). There's no gel, ointment, herb, salve, paste, or other OTC that will fix a broken tooth. You need professional help fast. Please see a Dentist for the appropriate treatment before the crack becomes irreparable.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not really: A cracked tooth needs to be treated by a dentist. The sooner you call for an appointment the sooner you will feel better. Topical medications will not solve your problem.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 43 years experience
Temporary only: The Lidocaine will provide transient relief. The real cure is a dental visit and allow a trained professional to treat your dilemma! Good luck!

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