A 29-year-old female asked:
Ihave taken vicodin and tramadol for a severe toothache and its still not helping what else can i do?
5 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Spivackanswered
42 years experience
Sever toothache: You need to get to a dentist asap as you may have an abscess or other infection. Pain medication won't take care of your problem. Sometimes 600 mg of Motrin along with an extra-strenght tylenol (acetaminophen) taken at same time (no more often than every 8 hours) is more effective that vicodin. Use a warm salt water rinse (1 tsp of salt in an 8 oz glass of water) a few times a day will help.
5.1k viewsReviewed Jun 15, 2021
Dr. R Lee Hinsonanswered
Dentistry 40 years experience
Please get to your: Dentist as soon as possible. A toothache that does not respond to those meds usually indicates infection/problem that needs urgent attention. Don't delay! once proper treatment is initiated or completed your need for pain medications will decrease markedly. Good luck !
5.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Dr. Michael Wexleranswered
Cosmetic Dentistry 25 years experience
Get Treated: See a dentist to treat the tooth/teeth causing the problem. That is the best way to get relief.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Jeffrey Colluraanswered
Cosmetic Dentistry 16 years experience
Treat the tooth: If you are having that much pain without swelling, in all likelihood, you have irreversible pulpitis, which means your tooth is dying. The pain may go away on its own, but then infection will start and pain will return. The only thing that will treat the problem is a root canal or extraction of the offending tooth. See a dentist ASAP.
45 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dr. Arnold Malermananswered
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Pain meds do not treat infection, the probable cause of your toothache. They only block pain impulses as the infection spreadsnto other organ systems. You need to see a Dentist. No way around it.
Reviewed Jan 02, 2022
Last updated Jan 2, 2022
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