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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. Dont wait too long. ...Read more

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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


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Are there any home treatments for toothache, not garlic?

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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Treating a Tooth Abscess (Checklist)

See dentist ASAP
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Have the tooth removed
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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 penicillin work for severe toothaches?

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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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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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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Take 2 Advil every six hours and it doesn't work. How do I relieve my toothache?

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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Clove oil for nagging toothache, could this work?

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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