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How Do I Stop A Bad Toothache
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 (acetaminophen) for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Urgent!! Really bad toothache and my appt isn't till jan. 19th. What can I do for pain! It's unbearable !! ?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The smallest dose: possible for pain relief is prescribed to patient to reduce the risk of side effects and/or addiction. The painkillers such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) as well as prescription medicine like percocet and Vicodin are the first line of treatment for managing dental problems. It may provide some relief you can get to your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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