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Mild toothache that is getting worse? I've set up a dentist appointment for next wednesday due to a mild toothache that i feel is getting worse. What can I do until then to ease the pain at home? .

Mild toothache that is getting worse? I've set up a dentist appointment for next wednesday due to a mild toothache that i feel is getting worse. What can I do until then to ease the pain at home?


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Call dentist: First call your dentist, tell them the pain is increasing, and see if they can see you sooner. Then try 1 200 mg advil every 4 hrs. If you need more help, try 1 200 mg advil + 1 350 mg tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours. Do not take more frequently than recommended. If that doesn't work, and your dentist can't see you, perhaps they can refer you to an endodontist. ...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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I had mild toothache yesterday and over night the jaw line has become inflamed and sore?

I had mild toothache yesterday and over night the jaw line has become inflamed and sore?

Infection: You need to see a dentist or a doctor today because this is probably an infection and you need to be on an antibiotic and possibly a tooth pulled. Though the antibiotic needs to come first. Ring your GP/dentist or go to the Urgent Care if you have one near you. ...Read more

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I am experiencing mild toothache due to early stage gum disease. I have received deep cleaning. How often can I rinse with warm water and salt?

I am experiencing mild toothache due to early stage gum disease. I have received deep cleaning. How often can I rinse with warm water and salt?

Salt water: As often as needed, but generally 4x/day. Toothache may be related to your deep cleaning, or may be coincidental. Please report your discomfort to your treating Dentist. ...Read more

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Upper molar crowned, root canalled(same tooth), 3 roots done by X-ray shown, still mild tooth pain always, does this mean 4th? Canal?

Perhaps..: Most upper molars only have 3 canals, but...A 4th is possible. Sometimes a tooth with a root canal needs time to calm down. I don't know what your time frames are but give it a little more time. Then go back and see the dentist that did your root canal. It might need a retreat or apicoectomy, or maybe just another round of antibiotics. Either way...I commend you...Good call. ...Read more

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Pls help. My Crp is 24 or 4 fold higher than my lab values. Should I worry. Currently having sore throat and mild tooth pain. Is this serius. Thnx ?

Pls help. My Crp is 24 or 4 fold higher than my lab values. Should I worry. Currently having sore throat and mild tooth pain. Is this serius. Thnx ?

Not necessarily: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, Elevated CRP in someone with infection is an expected finding. You may wish to repeat the test about 6 weeks after you have recovered from the infection. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What stop a toothache?

Get it fixed.: The only definitive treatment is to get the problem fixed. There are things that can be done prior to help with symptoms, including topic medications, pain medications, and possibly antibiotics. The key is to get into a dentist asap to get the problem addressed. ...Read more

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What causes toothache?

What causes toothache?

Deep Cavity: Sugars found in diet are metabolized by bacteria that adhere on tooth surface forming acid and breakdown tooth structure eventually causing the tissue (pulp) to become inflamed or infected causing tooth pain. ...Read more

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Toothache i am in pain?

Toothache i am in pain?

Simple solution: The tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment. Do not delay. ...Read more

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What causes toothaches?

Mulitple things: Decay, trauma, infection, are the most common. Sometimes recession and exposure of the root surface of the tooth will cause some pain as well. It depends on the symptoms which one is likely the cause. ...Read more

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How serious is a toothache ?

How serious is a toothache
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Can be very serious: A toothache is a sign that there is something wrong with the tooth. Sometimes a toothache is just a minor issue caused by biting into something hard or tooth grinding and may go away on its own. Other times, a toothache indicates deep decay requiring a root canal or extraction. Not taking care of a tooth decay can lead to an abscess which can make you very sick. See the dentist for any toothache. ...Read more

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Can a toothache cause death?

Toothache? no: No one dies from a toothache. It can be excruciating painful in some cases but will not cause death. If you meant to ask can a problem with a tooth cause death, then the answer is: relatively rare but possible. If a tooth becomes infected from any number of reasons, the infection can spread to other parts of the body and cause serious complications, including in rare instances death. ...Read more

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How to help with toothaches?

How to help with toothaches?

Find a dentist: A dentist is a professional who is trained to eliminate a toothache. In most cases, the cause of a toothache is a deep cavity that has caused an irreversible pulp condition (the pulp contains the nerve and blood supply of the tooth). The dentist eliminates the pain by removing the cavity and performing a root canal, which eliminates the source of the pain, the pulp. ...Read more

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What to do to stop toothache?

Toothache: Toothaches are caused by problems either with the tooth or gum and need to be addressed with a dentist to see the cause. Till you can see one on monday would advise taking ibuphrophen if your able to. If it gets worse over weekend contact a dentists emergency number. ...Read more

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I have a toothache what to do?

Call a dentist...: ... for an appointment. In the meantime take a NSAID to ease the pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more