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A 21-year-old female asked:

Can't make it to dentist until next week. tooth ache. what would help best? could i use lidocaine ointment on my cheek to numb mouth where it hurts?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
OTC Pain Meds: Lidocaine ointment is more a topical anesthetic and really won't do much. See if you can move your appointment up, most offices can accommodate an emergency.

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Last updated Jun 2, 2016

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