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Bad toothache help please?

Bad toothache help please?

Simple solution: If you have a severe toothache, seek immediate help from your dentist before the problem becomes worse and more complicated. Remember, toothache pain will not go away on its own. ...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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Please help! i need home remedies on a bad toothache!?

Please help! i need home remedies on a bad toothache!?

Although there: Are home remedies for tooth pain - they don't fix the underlying problem. They can also create more work for the dentist when you do get seen. The only really safe course of action - is to see the dentist promptly. If you control pain without addressing the actual cause - the problem may worsen. ...Read more

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I had a bad toothache for one day then it went away. What could this be?

I had a bad toothache for one day then it went away.   What could this be?

A problem: There is no way for us to know if you have a problem in that tooth, and whether it's a small or big problem (or nothing). Unfortunately the absence of pain does not necessarily mean there is no problem. See a dentist who can examine you and take an x-ray to determine what, if anything is the problem. We can only guess while your dentist can tell you for sure. ...Read more

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I have a bad toothache. help?

See your dentist: 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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What to do if i got a bad toothache how can I survive the pain until tomorrow?

What to do if i got a bad toothache how can I survive the pain until tomorrow?

Take both: Taking 400 mg Ibuprofen with 500mg tylenol every 4-6hr can be as effective as vicodin a prescription narcotic. Try using hot or cold on the area. One or the other will often help. ...Read more

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I need assistance for a really bad toothache. What would make it better?

I need assistance for a really bad toothache. What would make it better?

Go see a dentist: Your problem needs to be diagnosed and managed right away. Although rare, serious complications may arise from an infection in the jaws. You could get a rapidly spreading infection to the face or worse yet, brain, and you will require hospitalization if this happens. You should find a dentist right away. ...Read more

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I have a really bad toothache on my right side only at night. It's been 4days already ?

See a dentist ASAP: If you have a toothache, you may have a cavity, wisdom teeth 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 NSAID OTC or Tylenol for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment. ...Read more

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Urgent!! Really bad toothache and my appt isn't till jan. 19th. What can I do for pain! It's unbearable !! ?

Emergency dentist: Emergency help available 24/7 through 1-800-DENTIST. Call 1-800 dentist for an appointment now. ...Read more

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Bad toothache only ice cold water helps ?

Get Help: When an infection occurs in a tooth a variety of symptoms develop. As the condition gets worse the pain may increase with heat and decrease with exposure to cold. I suggest that your description may be that of an advanced infection. Call your dentist for a proper examination and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the best pain killer for really really bad toothache?

What's the best pain killer for really really bad toothache?

It depends: It is best to see a dentist for your toothache, as pain meds provide only temporary relief. If you have a swelling or a fever, even more of a reason to see a dentist asap, who will diagnose the problem and accordingly deal with the issue. Antibiotics are often needed when there is a fever and or swelling. If there is no fever or swelling, then you can combine 600mg Ibuprofen with 1000 of tylenol. ...Read more

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