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Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Broken tooth after root canal. The area is swollen and throbbing. I'm unable to see the dentist until late this week. What can I do to ease pain?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Broken tooth after root canal. The area is swollen and throbbing. I'm unable to see the dentist until late this week. What can I do to ease pain?

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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Can i go to the ER with dental pain or filling problem?

Can i go to the ER with dental pain or filling problem?

Technically yes, but: You can go to the er... They might prescribe a medication. If it's one of the er personnel i've trained, they might be able to numb you. They will not be able to solve the problem and keep your pain away; for that you need to see your dentist. ...Read more

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Serious toothache in molar need a root canal. What can I take to ease the pain till next monday when i see dentist?

Serious toothache in molar need a root canal. What can I take to ease the pain till next monday when i see dentist?

If I were you: If i were you i would request your dentist see you tomorrow on an emergency basis to start treating the tooth and relieve the pain. If your dentist can't do that, i would consider seeing another dentist. If waiting until monday was as a result of your scheduling, i would consider my priorities and make other arrangements. That's me. If you want to wait, otc pain medication is all that you can do. ...Read more

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If jaw pain becomes really painful, should you go to the dentist?

If jaw pain becomes really painful, should you go to the dentist?

Jaw pain: As opposed to not going, or going to another kind of healthcare professional? If one has any degree of jaw, tooth or gum pain, they should see a dentist first. One should also see a dentist for routine dental checkups and cleanings. ...Read more

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When should u go to the ER for a tooth abcess?

When should u go to the ER for a tooth abcess?

See dentist asap: Only go to ER if face is swollen up or you have trouble breathing or high fever or weakness and lethargy, ...Read more

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Can i go to the ER for a really painful wisdom tooth?

Can i go to the ER for a really painful wisdom tooth?

You can..: ... But don't expect to have the tooth extracted. They don't do that in the er. You will wait 5 + hours and then be given a prescription and told to call a dentist. You've just saved a whole lot of time and frustration by posting on this forum.. Call a local dentist or oral surgeon and have the tooth extracted. ...Read more

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Bottom tooth #26 has electric shock pain and possible tooth #26. Went to 4 specialists and one said I have cracked teeth. Will RCT take away the pain?

Bottom tooth #26 has electric shock pain and possible tooth #26. Went to 4 specialists and one said I have cracked teeth. Will RCT take away the pain?

Depends on crack: If the tooth is fractured in a manner that the broken piece can be removed without compromising the root or bony support, then root canal therapy and a post & crown should do the trick. A major fracture into the bone will necessitate extraction and possible replacement with an implant. ...Read more

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Wisdom tooth pain. Should i go to the dentist or can I do something at home?

Wisdom tooth pain. Should i go to the dentist or can I do something at home?

Dentist is best....: While rinsing with salt water and taking some otc pain medication might relieve some discomfort, the important question is, "what is causing the problem and will it go away by itself in time?" the answer can only be determined by a dentist who can examine you, see x-rays of the tooth, and determine if there is room for the tooth to come in, and if you have any infection or other problem present. ...Read more

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I need to know what is the problem with my unbearable tooth pain after wisdom teeth extraction?

Dry socket: Most common cause of "unbearable pain" after wisdom tooth removal is a dry socket where the blood clot has waged out and the bone is exposed to the oral environment. Please return to the surgeon who did your extraction for rx and, in all probability, lam ost instantaneous relief. ...Read more

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Can I take my child to the hospital e.R. For an abcessed tooth?

Can I take my child to the hospital e.R. For an abcessed tooth?

Yes you can: The er will prescribe antibiotics and a pain medication. However, the abscessed tooth probably will not be treated and your child will be referred to a dentist for further treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left lower tooth what can it be its sensitive to hot and cold I need a root canal possible I'm guessing I go tues to the dentist.

Dental pain: It is a good thing that you have an appointment scheduled for your painful tooth. I am not certain what your question is but your assessment about needing a root canal is correct. ...Read more

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What can help severe tooth nerve pain until i can get to the dentist. Ibuprofrin and Aleve (naproxen) is not helping. Pain from tooth throbbing radiating to ear.?

What can help severe tooth nerve pain until i can get to the dentist. Ibuprofrin and Aleve (naproxen) is not helping. Pain from tooth throbbing radiating to ear.?

Need help: There is only so much you can do for yourself. You most likely have an abscessed tooth. If you have a dentist, call him up for an antibiotic. Controlling the infection will knock the pain down. If not see urgent care or er, for medication until dentist can be seen. Do not hesitate. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to feel radiating pain in my upper teeth from lower cracked tooth?

Yes.: This is called referred pain. See your dentist! your dentist will evaluate this and can help you get relief as well as more definitive long term solutions for you. ...Read more

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If i go to ER with a tooth ache will it be pulled?

If i go to ER with a tooth ache will it be pulled?

No: In most cases they'll give you antibiotice and pain meducations to calm the pain tell you see your regular dentist for further treatment options. ...Read more

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I have horrible toothache down neck and up to temple and forehead making eye red. Have fractured teeth from stress. Abcess? good dentist hard to find

I have horrible toothache down neck and up to temple and forehead making eye red. Have fractured teeth from stress. Abcess? good dentist hard to find

Dental: issues need to be resolved. If you have an abcess it will only get worse w/out treatment. If you have difficulty locating a dentist please see your family doctor who will likely have a referral for you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Pain after dentist drilled cavity and referred me to endodontic and/or maxillofacial. Is this pain normal?

Pain after dentist drilled cavity and referred me to endodontic and/or maxillofacial. Is this pain normal?

It is...: ... for a very deep lesion. Your dentist referred you to either have root canal therapy started or to have the tooth extracted. Apparently a simple filling is not an option at this point, but you should ask your dentist for further information since they know your situation and my answer is only a guess based on what you posted. ...Read more

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Can I go to ER for infection in the mouth due to tooth abcess?

Can I go to ER for infection in the mouth due to tooth abcess?

Check first: Call the ER to see if they have Dentist/Oral Surgeon on staff. Physicians are not trained or experienced at treating Dental Infections. But you need Rx NOW. See Dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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