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how do you treat a toothache at home?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let us see: Ido advice to there medical care to there hands, but some time you to do something to help, tooth ache most likely from infection or mechanical problem (such loose cap) apply moist heat on the area, eat soft stuff , warm stuff and gargle with antiseptic tell you see the doctor.
Answered on May 27, 2019
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Dr. J.Todd Martin
35 years experience Dentistry
Treatment for a toothache depends on the cause. You need to see a dentist to determine what needs to be done. You can take ibuprofen, and use orajel at home, but normally a toothache just gets worse. If a cavity is causing the toothache, your dentist will fill the cavity or possibly extract the tooth, if necessary. A root canal might need to be done if the cause of the toothache is determined to be an infection of the tooth's nerve. Bacteria that have worked their way into the inner aspects of the tooth cause such an infection. An antibiotic may be prescribed if there is fever or swelling of the jaw. Phototherapy with a cold laser may be used to reduce the pain and inflammation associated with the toothache.
Sep 17, 2012
Dr. Kini Tran
Dr. Kini Tran answered
17 years experience Dentistry
Temporarily: If you have a toothache, then usually there is some good reason causing it. You can temporarily relieve it by taking some otc meds like tylenol/ibuprofen/or aleve (naproxen). Sometimes these meds won't work if you the pain is too great. Going to see the dentist will give you a good idea of what is causing your tooth ache and he/she will give you options on how to treat that tooth correctly.
Answered on Dec 30, 2019
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
OTC Pain Meds: For a very short while. 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.
Answered on Oct 11, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not Well: OTC pain meds until you can see your DDS.
Answered on Oct 11, 2015

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