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Is it better to use ice or heat on an infected tooth?

Is it better to use ice or heat on an infected tooth?

Ice, Ice Baby: Ice is analgesic, anti-inflammatory and reduces swelling. Heat usually doesn't help in these cases. Make sure you check with your dentist. ...Read more

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Infected tooth, on penicilin, will heat or ice help?

Infected tooth, on penicilin, will heat or ice help?

No...: I see no "convenience" in adding any of these "on the side help" as you are already under antibiotic therapy. If the infection does't go, try a different antibiotic and an anti inflammatory. Most important: treat the infected tooth. ...Read more

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Just had a tooth removed and it seems infected. Whats good over-the-counter medication?

Just had a tooth removed and it seems infected. Whats good over-the-counter medication?

Gentle rinse: No over the counter meds will fix your problem if it really is infected. Try warm salt water, gently rinsing. You may have what is called a dry-socket. Call your dentist to re-check the site and make sure that you are healing properly. ...Read more

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Is cephalexin 500 mg capsules good for a infected tooth?

Is cephalexin 500 mg capsules good for a infected tooth?

Possibly: It depends on why you need to be on antibiotics to begin with. Penicillin is usually the first choice but depending on your health history and allergies this may have been the best choice. Hopefully you are taking this because your dentist has prescribed it. Do not self medicate or use someone elses medication. ...Read more

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Is tooth needing root canal sensitive to heat?

Heat sensitivity: A tooth needing root canal can be heat sensitive. Usually this woud indicate an infected tooth unless you are also senstive to cold. At any rate it would be a good thing to see your denist or endodonist to check your tooth. ...Read more

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I was wondering what do I do for infected tooth?

I was wondering what do I do for infected tooth?

See your dentist: You need definitive treatment to get rid of the infection. Antibiotics may temporize the infection, but need to get the underling problem taken care of. ...Read more

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Please help! can a tooth get infected even before it has erupted?

Please help! can a tooth get infected even before it has erupted?

Un-erupted infection: I have yet to see that happen, although theoretically it's possible. In most cases, what a patient considers an un-erupted tooth can actually become infected through a space between the gum and an adjacent erupted tooth. Dentigerous cysts can also become infected. Finally, an infection from another tooth or periodontal problem can infect an un-erupted tooth. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep the pain from an infected tooth gone for awhile?

What can I do to keep the pain from an infected tooth gone for awhile?

See a dentist: Antibiotics will only help control the infection so that a dentist can treat the tooth. Once infected, treatment is required ASAP to prevent the infection from spreading. How long would you wait to treat a broken arm or a kidney stone? These types of medical conditions require urgent care. Make the call. ...Read more

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