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How should I ease wisdom tooth pain with just OTC meds?

How should I ease wisdom tooth pain with just OTC meds?

Ibuprofen: In my experience, the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, Naproxen and such tend to do well for dental or bone pain. If this in standard dose and using all precautions for your own individual health, conditions, allergies, GI considerations, etc doesn't help you, then get seen by your dentist or oral surgeon. Infections have to be treated and you may need other treatment or care. ...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 can I do for severe toothache pain without OTC meds until my dentist appt?

Not much: Cold compresses may help. Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to help limit the spread of the infection until you can be seen. Call your dentist and ask if you can get an appointment sooner. ...Read more

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Horrible pain after wisdom tooth extraction. Meds aren't helping so what else can I do?

Horrible pain after wisdom tooth extraction. Meds aren't helping so what else can I do?

Pain after surgery: Pain after tooth extraction is usually worse in the first 12 hours. However, if you alternate the prescribed pain killers with NSAIDs, these pains may subside within 24 hours. Wisdom tooth extraction may result in bleeding and pain that lasts for 2-3 days and it is important to follow your doctor's instructions. ...Read more

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What can help severe tooth nerve pain until i can get to the dentist. Ibuprofrin and Aleve (naproxen) is not helping. Pain from tooth throbbing radiating to ear.?

What can help severe tooth nerve pain until i can get to the dentist. Ibuprofrin and Aleve (naproxen) is not helping. Pain from tooth throbbing radiating to ear.?

Need help: There is only so much you can do for yourself. You most likely have an abscessed tooth. If you have a dentist, call him up for an antibiotic. Controlling the infection will knock the pain down. If not see urgent care or er, for medication until dentist can be seen. Do not hesitate. ...Read more

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Just got wisdom teeth, have to take 3 vicodin for pain to subside is all the extraction bad for you?

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Just got wisdom teeth, have to take 3 vicodin for pain to subside is all the extraction bad for you?

No: Assuming you are relatively healthy, having all your wisdom teeth out at once is not bad for you especially since they are symptomatic. Taking vicodin for long periods of time, on the other hand, can be bad for you. ...Read more

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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.

Seek alternate DDS: Call a different dentist if your dentist is unable to see you, that way you will be taken out of pain. In addition, most dentists offer emergency appointments. ...Read more

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I have severe ear pain after wisdom teeth removal. Is there anything i can do to ease the pain?

I have severe ear pain after wisdom teeth removal. Is there anything i can do to ease the pain?

Ear pain: This may be normal referred pain - dental pain being felt near the ear. You may want someone to take a look and make sure you don't have an infection though. You can take Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen for the pain. ...Read more

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Can i put baby orajel on my infected + inflamed wisdom tooth to help with pain on antibiotics and tylenol (acetaminophen) with codiene no helping gets pulled tuesday?

Can i put baby orajel on my infected + inflamed wisdom tooth to help with pain on antibiotics and tylenol (acetaminophen) with codiene no helping gets pulled tuesday?

You can try..: Orajel is quite safe, but not terribly powerful medicine to help with pain. It won't hurt to try it. You are already on antibiotic and so should be ok. You can consider adding motrin/aleve. Also, consult your doc/dentist to see if it is appropriate to increase your pain medicine i.e. Taking two tylenol/codeine at once may provide better pain control. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have achey jaw and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth removal?

What to do if I have achey jaw and pain 5 days after wisdom tooth removal?

Call and disuss: Call and discuss this with the dentist who removed your wisdom tooth. Is it getting better, worse or the same over time? Your dentist should be seeing you for routine aftercare until healing is assured. This is normally included in the fee for that service. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain from a middle ear infection? I've been prescribed meds and I follow up Friday but I need to relieve pain until then. :(

How can I relieve pain from a middle ear infection? I've been prescribed meds and I follow up Friday but I need to relieve pain until then. :(

Auralgan (benzocaine and antipyrine): If there is no perforation in the TM you can use Antipyrine-Benzocaine drops every 2-3 hrs for relief. You can also try motrin. Another treatment could be a cotton ball with olive oil in the ear. ...Read more

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How do I numb the soreness after getting teeth extractions while taking pain meds and antibiotics?

Call dentist: There are some Rx remedies like mixes with viscous lidocaine that can help you. These concoctions can be swished and swallowed or swished and spit and can provide good relief to the oral pains you have post op. ...Read more

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Just got wisdom tooth removed. I don't want to take narco that I was given bc I need to work tomorrow. Will Advil with Tylenol (acetaminophen) be enough for pain?

Just got wisdom tooth removed. I don't want to take narco that I was given bc I need to work tomorrow. Will Advil with Tylenol (acetaminophen) be enough for pain?

Yes: Yes, at controlled max doses (800mg ibuprofen and 1000mg Tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6hrs) should do the trick until you get home from work, but please do not do this schedule more than 3 days as it can be hard on your system if done long term. No worries ...Read more

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What can I take to alleviate wisdom tooth pain?

What can I take to alleviate wisdom tooth pain?

NSAID's: If you are having pain from a wisdom tooth you should see your dentist to evaluate if it should be removed. In the meantime, any of the nsaid's like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin may help. If there is an infection present then you may need an antibiotic also. ...Read more

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Alot of pain in my left upper teeth n jaw. No insurance think its a cavity what can I do for temporary relief intil i can get to dentist OTC relief?

Alot of pain in my left upper teeth n jaw. No insurance think its a cavity what can I do for temporary relief intil i can get to dentist OTC relief?

Otc medication: Look to see if there is a hole in a tooth and then place an otc temporary filling. Dont wait too long so that an abscess doesnt develope. Oralgel can be used for a very short term of several days only. ...Read more

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Went to the dentist and said i might havea abscess. He prescribe doxycycline and vicodin for pain i'm having. It's not helping. What else can do. Help?

Went to the dentist and said i might havea abscess. He prescribe doxycycline and vicodin for pain i'm having. It's not helping. What else can do. Help?

Have tooth treated: Antibiotics are prescribed in order to help shrink the abscess. It may take 24-48 hours to take effect. If an abscess is present it needs to be drained, either through the gum or by opening up the tooth. The tooth would then need a root canal. The dentist should have made a follow up appt with you. Medications are not magic they take some time to work. ...Read more

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