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How long does it take amoxicillin 500 mg 3 times a day to stop tooth pain?

How long does it take amoxicillin 500 mg 3 times a day to stop tooth pain?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics are used to control spread of infection, not cure pain (they are not pain killers). As inflammation decreases pain may partially or fully subside, but will return once course of antibiotics has been completed. Dental treatment (root canal, extraction, or gum treatment) required to eliminate infection entirely. See your Dentist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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How to stop throbbing tooth pain?

How to stop throbbing tooth pain?

Determine cause: Is the nerve dead? Do you have a deep cavity? Is the tooth cracked? You should see a dentist ASAP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Could it happen that a 1 tablet of antibiotic stops a tooth pain in 5 mins?

Could it happen that a 1 tablet of antibiotic stops a tooth pain in 5 mins?

No, but: No, but toothache pain is episodic. If the pain stopped 5 minutes after taking the antibiotic, the pain would have stopped anyway. The pain will return. Make sure you make an appointment ASAP to see your dentist. ...Read more

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What to do when vicodin doesn't stop tooth pain?

What to do when vicodin doesn't stop tooth pain?

Fix the problem: Firstly, take an anti inflammatory like Ibuprofen rather then vicodin. If that doesn't work, vicodin will be more effective. Second, get the tooth checked out. If you don't take care of the problem, it will not go away. The longer you wait the more uncomfortable and stressed you will become and the situation will get worse rather then better. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop a tooth pain that is caused by a chipped tooth?

Best to see: A dentist to have the problem evaluated, diagnosed and treated. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Tooth pain after whitening strips. Is this normal? How can I stop the pain?

Tooth pain after whitening strips. Is this normal? How can I stop the pain?

Sometimes: Sensitivity can occur after bleaching, stop the treatment inmediately and visit your dentist to see if there is decay or gum recession that causes the pain. ...Read more

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Help please? I want to know what are the fast acting home remedy I need to use to cure this horrible tooth pain I'm having?

Help please? I want to know what are the fast acting home remedy I need to use to cure this horrible tooth pain I'm having?

Till U get 2 dentist: If you don't have swelling and are otherwise in generally good health, you can take 600 mg (3x200mg) Ibuprofen (motrin/advil) and 2x500mg of tylenol, (acetaminophen) together. You can take up to four doses as needed for pain. However, you should plan to see your dentist asap as I would not recommend for you to be taking this medication for a long time if you have swelling or fever, you need to take an antibiotic. ...Read more

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My husband has 2nd row of bottom teeth under 1st. There is sudden tooth pain w/swell, strange taste, numbness rt. Side of face. Then it just stops.

My husband has 2nd row of bottom teeth under 1st. There is sudden tooth pain w/swell, strange taste, numbness rt. Side of face. Then it just stops.

Additional teeth: Impacted teeth can be a problem. Especially when they become slightly uncovered. Food enters and becomes trapped in the space around the tooth. Food then rots, your body fights it an an infection follows. Get this check out. Either the impacted tooth is orthodontically erupted or it should be taken out. Not doing anything may lead to more infections and loss of the erupted teeth ...Read more

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3 days ago I bad tooth pain& all my gums have gone white, now I have chills sweats no appetite throbbing jaw feel sick fast heart white line in cheek?

3 days ago I bad tooth pain& all my gums have gone white, now I have chills sweats no appetite throbbing jaw feel sick fast heart white line in cheek?

Infection: You may have a severe infection of tooth/teeth, gums, underlying bone, etc. You must seek treatment immediately as infection seems to be spreading. Call your Dentist for an emergency appointment, and do it now. ...Read more

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Waht cause tooth pain?

Many things...: Lots of different things can cause tooth pain, and the remedies are specific. You really need to determine the cause and correct it rather than miserably trying one mediocre intervention after another. Fortunately many solutions are both quick and simple. See your dentist and be well :). ...Read more

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How do I relieve tooth pain?

How do I relieve tooth pain?

Sometimes a filling: If decay is very advanced, then you might need a root canal or possibly an extraction to cure the discomfort. Depends on the extent of the problem causing the problem. ...Read more

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Can tooth pain make you sick?

Yes.: Yes. Any dental pain should be evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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What can I do for tooth pain?

What can I do for tooth pain?

Diagnosis: In order to treat your pain definitively you need to see the dentist to make an accurate diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis they may recommend what type of treatment is needed to relieve you pain. For short term discomfort if you have no contraindications, Ibuprofen may be helpful. ...Read more

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Any tips for severe tooth pain?

See your dentist: Today, many people want to try all kinds of home remedies for various ailments and pains which in most cases only effects the symptoms, not the real problem. A toothache is not one of those to try and treat yourself. Depending on the cause of the pain, only a dentist can diagnose and advise you of the best way to eliminate the pain and the cause of the pain. Don't wait until the pain gets severe. ...Read more

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What can I take for tooth pain?

What can I take for tooth pain?

See dentist: The best thing to take is a visit to your dentist to have the tooth evaluated to determine what is causing the pain, and most important of all, treatment options to eliminate the pain. Until you see the dentist, ibuprofen, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin or Aleve can be used. ...Read more

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What can I take for my tooth pain?

What can I take for my tooth pain?

Why does it hurt?: If you recently had dental work, call your dentist. If you didn't, call your dentist. Like a splinter in your finger, dental pain exists because there is a problem. Would you take pain medication and antibiotics to manage the splinter? Not likely: you would take it out! Solve the problem. Take fewer meds & be well :-). ...Read more

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Tooth pain at night when I lay down?

See your dentist: You may have an abscess or other problem with the nerve of the tooth. Please have it evaluated by a dentist. ...Read more

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What causes my tooth pain to go away?

What causes my tooth pain to go away?

See your dentist: Tooth pain comes in many forms. Your dentist can determine the nature of the pain and then treat it effectively. Advil (ibuprofen) is best until you get an appointment. ...Read more

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How do I relieve terrible tooth pain?

See a dentist: See a dentist as soon as possible, if the pain is really severe you should go to an emergency room. In the meantime, take an otc pain medication such as ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What can someone do about tooth pain?

What can someone do about tooth pain?

Call a dentist: Until you get in to see your dentist, take OTC pain meds. Other than that, there's not much more you can do. ...Read more

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How can I relieve extreme tooth pain?

How can I relieve extreme tooth pain?

Meds, Dentist: OTC pain meds. ER if severe. See dentist ASAP for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to eat when you are having tooth pain?

Everything, but: Foods that can harm, or cause sensitivity or pain. Please see your dentist. Your dentist will first try to determine the cause of the tooth pain and how to treat it. ...Read more

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How do I deal with excruciating tooth pain?

How do I deal with excruciating tooth pain?

See a dentist: Tooth pain, whether mild or severe, needs attention by a professional. The sooner you get treated the sooner you will fel better. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have tooth pain come and go?

No: Pain that comes and goes usually means that there is a prob and you need to determine where and which tooth it may be. See a dentist to get treatment options. You may only need a filling but you may need more extensive care such as a root canal/crown. ...Read more

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I have nerve exposed with severe tooth pain?

I have nerve exposed with severe tooth pain?

Exposed nerve: You need to see a dentist if your tooth is broken and the nerve is exposed. This will not heal on its own. You will need a root canal to save your tooth ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate severe tooth pain?

What can I do to alleviate severe tooth pain?

ASAP - see a Dentist: Use something like tylenol (acetaminophen). Any anti-inflammatory medication can help. Aleve, motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. Ice to minimize swelling can also be helpful. That is only managing the pain... I agree with the other doctors. Please see a dentist to help you resolve the issue which is causing you pain. Make an appointment asap please. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have tooth pain?

Not too bad: Teeth hurt because there is material in between the teeth (you can deal with this by brushing and flossing), or due to infection through the enamel into the interior of the tooth (requires a dentist), or due to infection in the root (really painful, helped by an ice cube and may need a root canal) or by referred pain from gum or jaw infection or tumors. See your dentist. ...Read more

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Excruciating tooth pain! Help what could it be?

Excruciating tooth pain! Help what could it be?

Dental Appointment!: Like a splinter in your finger, dental pain exists because there is a problem. Would you take pain medication and antibiotics to manage the splinter? Not likely: you would take it out! See your dentist. Solve the problem. Take fewer meds & be well :-). ...Read more