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Dr. Ragan Faler
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Can you use garlic powder for toothache?

Dr. Ragan Faler
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Can you use garlic powder for toothache?

Never heard of this: Herbal treatments such as oil of clove and other home remedies generally are ubtundant treatments that will sooth an area only. You may feel better in the short term, but there is an underlying issue that will need to be addressed. Seeing a dentist to identify the problem and course of treatment is your best option. It may just be a simple needed filling. Dont wait too long. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Tooth pain may be felt deep in the upper or lower jaw. Pain can be from an abscess affecting the ...Read more


Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Are there any home treatments for toothache, not garlic?

Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
31 years in practice
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Are there any home treatments for toothache, not garlic?

Not garlic: Take OTC painkillers may provide some relief until you can get to your dentist. Tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated by infection, decay or trauma. The good news is the prognosis is good with appropriate dental care. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Frymark
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What are some home toothache remedies that work?

Dr. Tom Frymark
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What are some home toothache remedies that work?

A telephone: A toothache is a serious problem, often a warning that should be heeded. Call a dentist--this is the reason we entered our profession--to help people and restore health. Over the counter pain medication might help, temporarily. Don't try antibiotics--they are over used and do not fix the underlying problem. ...Read more

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Dr. William Ledford
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Does penicillin work for severe toothaches?

Dr. William Ledford
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Yes in some cases: If you have an abscessed tooth the penicillin will help the pain. It will not cure the problem though. If it is an abcessed tooth you will need root canal or extraction. ...Read more

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Dr. Jake Richards
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I have a toothache but too scared to take any tablets. Any liquids work?

Dr. Jake Richards
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See your dentist: You may need some meds to help or of course a filling. But they could get you a liquid form of medicine if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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What should you do for a toothache and tylenol doesn't work?

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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What should you do for a toothache and tylenol doesn't work?

Phone call...: .. To your dentist. A toothache is usually caused by a condition that needs to be treated by a dentist. Otc pain meds only mask the pain for a short while, giving you time to get in to be treated. If tylenol is not working, your problem is getting serious. Please call. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Ahmed
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Take 2 Advil every six hours and it doesn't work. How do I relieve my toothache?

Dr. Zahid Ahmed
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Take 2 Advil every six hours and it doesn't work. How do I relieve my toothache?

See a dentist: Its important to identify the actual cause of the pain. Generally, Ibuprofen is an excellent over the counter pain killer for tooth pain. If you have a swelling of any kind you should seek professional attention right away. If home remedies and over the counter drugs don't work, you need to see a dentist to determine the cause and provide options for tx. This will address the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Richards
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Does canker medicine work for toothaches?

Dr. Jonathan Richards
Board Certified, Endodontics
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Does canker medicine work for toothaches?

Not usually: There are many causes for toothaches. Canker meds work if the pain is superficial, like in the gums. If the pain source is from the inside of the tooth (the dental pulp), the topical medicine will not be effective. Some canker medicine are antivirals, which will have no effect. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Grin
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Clove oil for nagging toothache, could this work?

Dr. Paul Grin
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Clove oil: and OTC painkillers may provide some relief until you can get to your dentist. Tooth pain is caused when the nerve root of a tooth is irritated by infection, decay or trauma. The good news is the prognosis is good with appropriate dental care. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own. ...Read more

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Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
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I have the antibiotic ceftim. Will this work for a toothache?

Dr. Howard Lelvowitz
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I have the antibiotic ceftim. Will this work for a toothache?

See below: It might work not the greatest for anaerobes penicillin Cleocin better. ...Read more

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