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Does Garlic Powder Work For Toothaches
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. Don't wait too long. ...Read more
OTC meds, DDS: OTC pain meds until you can see DDS. ...Read more
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
Not possible: It cost your dentist 4 years of his life and multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars to learn to diagnose the cause of "toothache", and to furnish and equip an office with the appropriate equipment and instruments to treat what is probably an infection. You can't get rid of it by taking a $0.07 pill. You might temporarily mask symptoms, but soon they will come roaring back. Call your dentist. ...Read more
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
Yes...but: If you have a severe toothache, any antibiotic will help...Provided you are getting a strong enough dosage. But this will only limit the time the tooth may bother you. You need to get the toothe fixed (root canal, filling or?) or get the tooth removed. If you don't and that infection returns. It will come back with greater pain and more bone destruction is quite possible. ...Read more
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
6months back my headaches started very minor, during past few week it has severely increased further toothaches r an addition nw no pain killers works?
Abcess: Better have a thorough dental checkup. You could be experiencing an abcessed tooth or require other dental treatment. ...Read more
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 (acetaminophen) is not working, your problem is getting serious. Please call. ...Read more
Bleach=Sensitive: If you are using trays to bleach with after the bleach is cleaned out between sessions you place a prescription Fluoride gel that can be placed directly in the tray and the tray reinserted which has been found to help the sensitivity. Also, sensodyne can be used in the tray in the same manner, simply bathing the teeth in these desensitizing agents may give significant relief. ...Read more
Depends on cause: In some cases you may be able to go about with a mild toothache, including going to work. However, it is important to determine the cause of the ache to avoid complications of infection. ...Read more
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
Orajel doesn't help with my toothaches! Pain meds don't work either! During the middle of the night or weekend, where should I go for tooth pain?
Warning: Pain is certainly unpleasant but it serves an important function: warning you of a problem. If you suppress the pain without addressing the underlying issue, it only get more complicated and potentially expensive. Get an exam! ...Read more
Will hydrocodone show up in my drug test? I have a really bad toothache and I want to take a hydrocodone (leftover from my surgery last month). But i’m supposed to have a drug test at work next week. Will I test positive?
Yes: Yes, narcotics will appear in your drug test. An out of date prescription is not valid. You should see a dentist and if they prescribe and treat then you have documentation of a problem. Your employer will either accept that or delay the testing. ...Read more
I have had a toothache on a tooth which was recently re-crowned. It was ok after the work but While I was traveling it became sensitive. (I also got a cold) It has gotten progressively worse over a month. Sensitive to hot and cold and sweet. My dentist y
I have metal work in my left ankle and leg I get a constant toothache like pain in the ankle what could it be? I use thermal socks to keep it warm
An Ankle Ache Answer: Often following surgery where hardware (screws or plates) have been placed there can be areas of non-union or inadequate healing. This can lead to micro-movement with activity and over time lead to irritation and inflammation of the periosteum (bone covering) and pain. Additionally, the surrounding structures (muscle and connective tissue) can become inflamed and irritate nerve endings. ...Read more
My husband's toothache started last night and has causeda swelling on his face this morning. When I came home awhile ago from work, I saw my husband's face gas doubled due to the swelling. It has also affected his eyes. He stilldoesn't want to go to the e
Failure: Failure to treat this problem could lead to the infection spreading to his eye (leading to blindness), to his brain (death) or chest (lung or heart infection leading to death). Enough said? He should have been seen in an emergency department by now...If not get there immediately. ...Read more
I took a BC powder (845 mg aspirin) around 6 pm, can I take ibuprofen (800mg) a little bit after due to toothache?
Having a toothache, went to the doctor he said my tooth nerve system is exposed was given medicine called INDOCID, it doesn't work. Why is that?
The only solution: If you have a toothache, you may have a cavity or advanced gum disease. A 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. ...Read more
I am experiencing a toothache. Is it safe to have dental work done during my first trimester of pregnancy.?
Dental treatment: All necessary dental treatment can be safe within certain established guidelines. It is best that your dentist consult with your OBGYN doctor to discuss any precautions. It is generally more dangerous for you and your unborn child to postpone needed dental treatment. Elective dental treatment should be postponed. Congratulations and Good Luck. ...Read more
Should I return to the doctor already if I'm still having tooth problems? Monday evening I started having a toothache. By yesterday afternoon it was very very intense pain.... Without being able to see my dentist or family doctor right way, after work I w
You: You need to get to a dentist asap! The medications are not the answer to your problem -- a dentist is the answer to your problem. The pain situation could easily get worse, but more importantly that abscess could spread from the confined area in your mouth and move to other parts of your body. You've got a serious problem that demands immediate attention. Take action and get to the dentist. ...Read more
Bad toothache swollen face took ibuprofen to help swelling good down hope I'm good to go to work at 4 pm today?
What can I do to ease tooth pain until I can go to dentist in a few days? Pills barely work, extremely sensitive to hot and cold and sweets
Palliative: In addition to avoid triggers, you can try and cover the area. A couple of simple ways are to get orthodontic wax (sold at most drug stores, ask for braces wax, very cheap) and smush a small ball into the area of missing tooth to provide a thermal cover. If that does not work, get a athletic mouth guard and cover the tooth along with the rest of the arch. While not the prettiest, it may work. ...Read more
I have severe tooth pain that can only be soothed by cold water. I took ibuprofen but it doesn't work. What else can I do?
See a dentist asap: It sounds like the nerve is what we call "hot" meaning severely inflamed or infected. You most likely will need root canal therapy, although without being able to personally examine you, I can't be sure. See a dentist as soon as possible for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Call the emergency number if necessary. ...Read more
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