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Herbal Treatment For Dental Pain
Depends: In cases where the pulp is inflamed, that is where teeth are sensitive to hot and/ or cold, anti inflammatories like alleve or advil (ibuprofen) work best. When a pulp is necrotic (dead and infected) then an antibiotic in addition will help, along with pain meds. Either way, don't self treat. See your dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Yes: I am a big fan of behavioral modification. Many chronic pain patients can adequately manage their pain with counseling regarding biofeedback and coping techniques. Pain medications should always be the last step in managing chronic pain. Interventional pain management techniques are also an option. There non-narcotics meds as well that may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is gingivectomy always necessary for treating periodontitis? My dentist recommends gingivectomy for my periodontitis, but i'm afraid of the pain involved. Are there alternative treatments?
Sockit: Sockit is only available from dentists but you can locate where you get it from the company. Google socket. ...Read more
Good OTC meds or home remedies to help toothache? Other dentist Rxed clindamycin until I can see reg dentist for root canal Mon, but need pain relief.
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) topical rub: Many OTC meds are safe in pregnancy, including Acetaminophen (tylenol) for muscle aches and pains. Topical rubs and patches (ben-gay, icy-hot) are also safe, which is considered very good news in the third trimester, when back and shoulder pain can really hurt! massage and, yes, heating pads are safe in pregnancy -- even a jacuzzi, as long as the temperature does not exceed that of a warm bath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Antibiotics will not reduce pain due to caries. Caries are caused by acid attacking the tooth. The pain is coming from structural compromise in the tooth leading to stimulation of the nerve inside the tooth. Now, if there is any kind of abscess in the bone or gums, then antibiotics are indicated. It would be best to have your dentist evaluate and treat the cavities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medical opinions: nootropics, tcm, &chiropractors a safe alternative to psych meds for ptsd & mood disorders and pain medicines for chronic pain?
Really complicated: So many therapeutic approaches are in your question, it's impossible to answer. Even the "nootropic" part is extremely complicated. These can be food substances like phenethylamine and l-theanine (found in chocolate and green tea) or many other things. Different ones have different characteristics, safety, & effectiveness. An integrative physician could help guide you. www.holisticboard.org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: The most effective pain treatment is to eliminate the underlying problem through repair or rehabilitation. In cases where this is not possible, treatment of pain may include stress reduction, behavioral therapy, topical medication, massage, ice, heat, compressive wraps, tens, or spinal stimulation. ...Read more
Yes: A doctor or dentist can perscribe you antibiotics. However, with dental pain, sometimes it is not an infection causing the problem and in this case, antibiotics will not help you. Best to see a dentist and have the problem properly diagnosed and treated. If you do, you may find no antibiotics are necessary at all. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
What is an effective and safe pain management medication and/or regimen for erupting wisdom teeth? What dosage?
Bleeding gums: See a periodontist they specialize in this problem they will find the cause and eliminate the bleeding gums with your help they will do scaling and root planing of the teeth and show you what you need to do to keep it from returning just hope the underlying bone is still healthy so that no other treatment will be necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you recommned as an alternative to pain medicine for tendinitis? Are there any non-drug remedies for tendonitis pain?
Potentially: There are many foods and supplements with have tremendous antiinflammatory capabilities. You can read about anti-inflammatory diets in general and there are a lot of health benefits to them. Omega 3 is just one of many nutrients that have these capabilities and can be found naturally in fish, flax seed, and also in a variety of supplements. Thank you for your question. ...Read more
Inconclusive: There isn't enough evidence to draw sound conclusions on the effectiveness or cost-effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments for back pain, however, there is quite a bit of anecdotal evidence. I would caution that chiropractic adjustments of the neck have been known to cause vertebral artery dissections, which can lead to debilitating strokes and/or death. I would strongly advise against this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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