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Pain In Tooth
Get it fixed: Until you can get to your dentist, start taking an anti-inflammatory like advil (ibuprofen). You can probably take 600mg every 6 hours. If this doesn't do much you will also need to get on an antibiotic, like Amoxicillin or erythromycin. But these will not fix your problem, they may make it manageable until you can make if to your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Clean, clean, clean: Cleaning is the first and always effective treatment for any pain. Keep the tooth and gum clean by brushing with soft bristle brush parallel to the gum surface. Bleeding of the gum, if exist, should alleviate or stop. Then consult with your dentist for treatment of underlying causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: When you grind or clench your teeth , you may experience some pain in the morning and dissipates as the day goes on, but intermittent pain like that may be a tooth infection or deep decay, you need to see a dentist before you end up needing a root canal or an extraction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just had a root canal yesterday on my bottom lower left side is paining. That tooth feels better now but what can I do?
Ibuprofen: You probably had you mouth open for quite a while and your muscle is sore. Your gum may be irritated from the clamp. The disinfectant used to clean the root canal can irritate as well. If you don't feel better after 3 days call your doctor (or sooner if you're concerned). Meanwhile, take whatever you dentist prescribed or Ibuprofen 600mg every 6 hours. You should not be in extreme pain though. ...Read more
Go to your dentist: You should go visit your dentist to check it out. If it is a cavity, it is better to treat it earlier than later as it may become more problematic if it is a larger cavity or if the cavity reaches your nerve, you may need a root canal and a crown. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer