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Can you use garlic powder for toothache?

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. Don't wait too long. ...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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What are some home toothache remedies that work?

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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Does Excedrin really work for a toothache?

Does Excedrin really work for a toothache?

Temporarily: Toothache usually (but not always) caused by infection/abscess. Pain killer will mask the pain symptom, but not cure the infection. Pills won't do it. You have to see a Dentist to have the infection treated. Please call your Dentist NOW. ...Read more

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What works against toothache without having much equipment?

What works against toothache without having much equipment?

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

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

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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Does penicillin work for severe toothaches?

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

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Does canker medicine work for toothaches?

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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Clove oil for nagging toothache, could this work?

Clove oil: It may or may not help partly and temporarily. What will work is seeing your dentist for treatment. ...Read more

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What should you do for a toothache and tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't work?

What should you do for a toothache and tylenol (acetaminophen) 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 (acetaminophen) is not working, your problem is getting serious. Please call. ...Read more

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What works against tooth pain from whitening?

What works against tooth pain from whitening?

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

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Does panadol (acetaminophen) sinus work for toothache?

Toothache: Panadol/ Acetaminophen is a mild pain killer. It is possible you might get some relief from the medication, however its also possible it will not help your toothache! In any event a visit to the denist would be in order to treat your toothache. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have tooth pain?

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

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Take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) every six hours and it doesn't work. How do I relieve my toothache?

Take 2 Advil (ibuprofen) 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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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?

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

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