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How To Stop Tooth Pain Fast
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
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
Best to see: A dentist to have the problem evaluated, diagnosed and treated. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
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
Meds. Dentist: Otc pain meds until you can see dentist TODAY. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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