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Should you go to the emergency room for a toothache?

Should you go to the emergency room for a toothache?

No: The best place to get help for a toothache is with a dentist. More and more, you will find urgent care dental practices. You may have a significant abscess (infection) at the site and require antibiotics. Seeking pain medication may only mask the underlying condition and create a dependency. Dentists are the best practitioners to handle tooth related issues. ...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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Do hospital emergency rooms treat toothaches?

Do hospital emergency rooms treat toothaches?

No solutions: In general, most emergency rooms will offer pain medications and antibiotics, which may provide temporary or incomplete relief of pain. Many do have oral surgeons that can address very severe or dangerous swellings. Most will not pull teeth, do root canals, or fillings. You will need to see a dentist for treatment that is considered permanent. ...Read more

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Can I go to emergency room for toothache pain while I'm pregnant ?

Can I go to emergency room for toothache pain while I'm pregnant ?

I'm sure you can,: but not sure they will do anything, because ERs are generally not equipped to handle dental emergencies. If you are pregnant and have a toothache, do not hesitate to take an appointment with your dentist notifying him/her that you are pregnant. ...Read more

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Does emergency room do anything for a pregnant woman w a toothache?

Does emergency room do anything for a pregnant woman w a toothache?

Depends: Usually just pain control w/tylenol +/- mild narcotic if needed. May drain an abscess and consider an antibiotic (one used in pregnancy) if absolutely have to. ...Read more

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Should i go to the emergency room for fasciitis?

Should i go to the emergency room for fasciitis?

No: While plantar fasciitis can be very painful, the emergency room is not the appropriate place to be seen for this and uses the resources that should be used and are needed to treat patients with serious injuries and medical conditions. Schedule an appointment with a foot specialist (many offices have the ability to schedule same or next day appointments) or see an urgent care instead. ...Read more

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Is it possible to go to the emergency room for rough skin?

Is it possible to go to the emergency room for rough skin?

Yes and no: You can go to the ed for rough skin but you will likely wait a long time and probably not receive the attention that you deserve. The ed will be focused on treating life threatening problems. They will also likely refer you to a dermatologist. You would be better served scheduling an appointment with a dermatologist and avoiding the inconvenience and expense of the emergency department. ...Read more

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I have a broken alveolar. Should I go to the emergency room ?

I have a broken alveolar. Should I go to the emergency room ?

Highly possible: Hello, if u are referring to a broken alveolar jaw bone, then yoy should go to either a dentist or an oral surgeon instead. They will taken a scan of your jaw to see if it's a serious fracture or a hair line fracture and then determine the right course of action for u. Hope this helps. You can ...Read more

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What must I do if someone with possible stroke refuses to go to the emergency room?

Convince them to go!: Strokes are life-threatening emergency situations that require immediate treatment. If you suspect someone is having a stroke, try your hardest to convince them to immediately go to the hospital. You can also call 911 and have the paramedics/emt's try and convince them. Paramedics/emt's are often able to convince people to accept emergency treatment. ...Read more

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Have punctual wounds from a gate around my ankle should I go to the emergency room?

Have punctual wounds from a gate around my ankle should I go to the  emergency room?

Wash and Watch.: As long as you are in pretty good health with no real heath issues, You can probably get away with home treatment. Wash it and apply topical antibiotic. Apply a dressing as necessary. If the wound shows signs of unusual inflammation, then have it treated by a professional. ...Read more

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