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How To Get Rid Of Abscess Tooth Pain
A tooth or dental abcess is an infected tooth. The tooth can become infected by a caries (decay) or by trauma, or through a gum infection or some other way. A tooth abcess may be life threatening so it should be taken care of asap. A dentist will recommend extraction or root ...Read more
Can you have a tooth abscess with no tooth pain? I have a pain near my cheek bone when I bend foward or press had cold which is gone but pain still
Depends: Often the best way to get rid of wisdom tooth pain is to remove the wisdom tooth. If the tooth has enough room and is just starting to erupt (teething!) through the gum tissue, keeping the area clean and staying healthy (and time) helps. If the pain continues, see your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Post Extraction...: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and any anti-inflammatory medication can help. Aleve, motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. Ice to minimize swelling can also be helpful.15 minutes on, 15 minutes off. A very gentle salt water rinse after 24 hours can be soothing and healing. ...Read more
URGENT! My husband is feeling tooth pain, pressure, weakness, throbbing, dizzy. What can he do to get rid of this?
Tooth ache in one of my top back left teeth, think it could be a tooth abscess, what are some quick pain relief remedies?
OTC and DDS!: All the otc pain medications that you can take on your own have about equal onset of relief. Take what works best for you- advil, motrin, aleve (naproxen) or what you would normally take for a headache. However, the best and quickest relief will be obtained by seeing a dentist to determine the cause of the pain and start treatment. Thing can go downhill quickly, so don't delay! ...Read more
Can a tooth abscess create painful lymph nodes in the neck on the side of the tooth ache? I've had on/off lymph pain for about 3 mos.
Yes: Yes, the lymphatics in your neck are in a chain leading to multiple nodes being inflamed. ...Read more
I am experiencing a tooth ache & bitter taste. My neck & ear ache as well. If this is a tooth abscess, is it an emergency?
Dental emergency: It sure sounds like a dental emergency. Get to a dentist as soon as possible for treatment of the tooth along with antibiotics if there is an infection, which is likely. Infections can spread and cause serious consequences so do not delay! ...Read more
None get rid of: Not sure what an online antibiotic is. No antibiotics will get rid of a tooth abscess but will slow its progression and decrease the inflammation until you can get definitive treatment of extraction or a root canal. Common dental antibiotics are penicillin, amoxicillin, and clindamycin. ...Read more
Not possible: It's not possible to clear the infection without removing the source of infection. You need to see a dentist. ...Read more
Not a DIY project: You need professional help to determine the cause of the pain (cavity, infection, abscess, fracture, hyper function, etc.) and then to select the correct rx to treat the problem. Can't do this yourself. Otc pain relievers will only take the edge off temporarily as the underlying problem worsens. Please call a professional, call a dentist, and have your problem evaluated and then treated. ...Read more
Treat the cause: Treat the cause, not the symptom. Tooth ache can happen when: 1)decay reaching the dentin or the nerve, 2) periodontal break down causing loss of bone and acute stage of gum disease, 3) loss of gum or bone exposing the root to sensitivity 4) trauma to the tooth due to malocclusion 5)injury to the tooth due to trauma (falling or impaction). Check with your dentist. Good oral hygiene will help. ...Read more
See a dentist.: There is no better way to get rid of a toothache than to see a dentist and fix whatever is causing the pain. Medications cannot fix toothaches. They only mask the problem which comes back when you stop the medication. ...Read more
Difficult to do....: OTC pain meds, and an ASAP appointment. ...Read more
See Dentist ASAP: Go see a dentist. Early care can save you lots of time, pain and money. If the pain subsides many time the decay penetrates the nerve and the abscess hurts initially and then actually reduces the pain. At this point the lack of pain is not a good sign. You are in need of something more than a filling or a crown. A root canal with a crown, or extraction & implant may be your only options. ...Read more
OTC Pain Relievers: The same over-the-counter (otc) pills you take for everyday aches and pains. Ibuprofen (motrin or advil) to start, if pain relief does not improve, then you can also take Acetaminophen (tylenol). Take as directed on the packaging. Do not take them if you've had any adverse reactions to either medication in the past. ...Read more
I have a toothache due to broken tooth. I can get to a dentist until payday, How can I get rid of the pain until then? Side note orajel isn't working.
Rinse and Dentist: Rinsing vigorously with plain water will help remove the acidic fluid. While the acidic fluids might temporarily irritate teeth that have abrasions and erosions on exposed roots surfaces, you may have other more serious dental problems that you are unaware of. Therefore, unless you have just had a complete dental check-up, see your dentist just to be sure. ...Read more
If I'm put on amoxicillin due to tooth infection, could it get rid of your infection and toothache?
Temporary solution: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic, not a pain killer. It can temporarily shrink down an infection, and therefore reduce your pain for a short time. Unless you have the source of the infection treated with a root canal or by extracting the tooth, it will come back as soon as you are off the antibiotic. You must have dentist finish treating your tooth. ...Read more
I had a tooth removed now an abscess has appeared above where it used to be. Will amoxicillin get rid of this?
Depends: If the infected tooth has already been removed and there is an infection still present, you need to go back to the dentist for a follow up. He or she will prescribe antibiotics if appropriate. There may be better treatments that don't require antibiotics, and you may find that there is another infected tooth nearby that needs attention to get rid of the abscess. ...Read more
Can you get rid of an abscess without going to dentist as I am terrified of them also tooth has already been removed?
No: You need to see a licensed dentist to take care of your infected tooth. You may not see the root but its there and it's causing an infection underneath your gum and inside your body. There are many dentist out there who can perform a variety of sedation. ...Read more
Oral surgeon: See the oral surgeon. Many infections are so severe that drains must be placed to allow the infection to be released. This is not uncommon in facial swelling. Most often, though, it just takes time after the tooth is treated/extracted and the antibiotics complete their work. You might even need a second course of different antibiotics. Nothing to fool around with -- be seen right away. ...Read more
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