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What can cause severe toothache?

What can cause severe toothache?

See dentist: Most commonly a cavity - tooth decay. Other causes, sinus infection, cracked tooth, grinding of teeth, trauma.
Take OTC meds and see dentist for diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
1,177 Doctors shared insights

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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Would a severe toothache be cured fast?

Would a severe toothache be cured fast?

Yes: Yes, take the infected nerve out and it will alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate severe toothache?

What can I do to alleviate severe toothache?

Emergency Call: You'll need to be seen by a dentist on an emergency basis. There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth. No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Toothaches need to be treated locally by a dentist, someone who has years of experience treating these conditions. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. Please don't delay, the pain may soon be unbearable. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe unbearable toothache?

What to do if I have severe unbearable toothache?

Emergency Appt: You'll need to see a dentist as an emergency. There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth. No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Toothaches need to be treated locally by a dentist, someone who has years of experience treating these conditions. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. Please don't delay, the pain may soon be unbearable. ...Read more

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Why do I only get a toothache at night? For the past few days I have been getting an extreme toothache and it is very severe, painful and chronic

Why do I only get a toothache at night? For the past few days I have been getting an extreme toothache and it is very severe, painful and chronic

Slow down: Very often when we start to slow down at night our aches and pains become obvious. You probably have a tooth problem that needs dental care. Get it checked out before it become serious. ...Read more

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Does penicillin work for severe toothaches?

Does penicillin work for severe toothaches?

Yes...but: If you have a severe toothache, any antibiotic will help...Provided you are getting a strong enough dosage. But this will only limit the time the tooth may bother you. You need to get the toothe fixed (root canal, filling or?) or get the tooth removed. If you don't and that infection returns. It will come back with greater pain and more bone destruction is quite possible. ...Read more

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What happens if you can't swollow pills, but you have a severe toothache?

Suppositories-liquid: Or pills can be crushed and mixed with food or liquid. Always ask your health care provider if that strategy is appropriate for the specific medication. ...Read more

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I have a severe toothache, how much ibuprophen can I take to get releif?

Be careful: Many drugs have side effects that are more likely the longer you take the drug for. Ibuprofen is not generally meant for long term use. Get the cause of the toothache taken care of. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of severe toothache?

Only two ways.: Severe toothaches can be resolved in only two different ways. Either remove the tooth or, if possible, have the tooth treated with a root canal. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to get rid of severe toothache?

What are some natural ways to get rid of severe toothache?

DDS: It is very natural to see DDS for problem. No other good solution. ...Read more

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What can my wife take for severe toothache while being pregnant?

What can my wife take for severe toothache while being pregnant?

A phone call: Toothache most often caused by infection. Taking a pain killer does not cure the infection. Infection harmful to both your wife and the baby. Call Dentist immediately for safe, effective treatment. Your wife must be seen to be treated. Pills alone will not cure the infection, although antibiotics may be prescribed to reduce spread. Call Dentist now. ...Read more

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I am pregnant what can I do or take to releave a severe toothache?

See a dentist: In general Acetaminophen has the least potential for any complications, but it is not always so effective for toothaches. Dental treatment, done safely, is not contra-indicated during a routine pregnancy. Visit http://www. Drplitt. Com/maternity-dentistry/ for more information. ...Read more

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I'm having severe toothache issues, what is a good pain reliever for this?

Otc: The most important thing that you can do is to see a dentist and get this problem treated. It will not get better until you take care of it. If you can take ibuprophen this will help with the pain until you get to a dentist. You can also use an ice pack, but see a dentist today. ...Read more

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What can you do for severe toothache until you can get in to see dentist?

What can you do for severe toothache until you can get in to see dentist?

Analgesics & ice: 1-2 advil/motrin/ibuprofen every 4 hours. If not effective enough, at the 2 hour mark take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen). Never exceed package directions. Try cold compresses. Pain usually sign that infection in the tooth (cavity) is spreading into the surrounding bone. Make sure to have it treated asap, and make sure to go for regular dental care to reduce risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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Over a thousand women cannot be imagining that there period brings on a severe toothache! Why?!

Over a thousand women cannot be imagining that there period brings on a severe toothache! Why?!

That's a tough one: There is not an established link of menstrual cycle and toothache, but there are causes of tooth pain that are not originating in the teeth. For example, jaw muscle pain can cause the teeth to hurt. This is called referred pain, more specifically myofascial pain. Try messaging the jaw muscles and feel for 'knots' to work out. Apply moist heat 4-5x per day and see if it helps. Worth a try? ...Read more

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Should I have a severe toothache after a 4 root canal procedure on a mauler and if so, for how long?

Root canal: It's possible to have post-op pain in a root canal, but usually this won't last more than a few days to a week. If it's been longer than this, go back to your dentist. ...Read more

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Had a severe toothache yesterday. Took mefenamic 500, the pain subsided after 30 minutes. Went to bed and woke up feeling numbnesd in my left chin and li?

Infection: Toothache almost invariably from infection. Pain meds will not cure the infection, neither will it self cure. Numbness indicates infection is serious and is spreading rapidly. Important that you see a Dentist immediately. ...Read more

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I have severe toothache and swelling is this what's causing me to feel weak?

I have severe toothache and swelling is this what's causing me to feel weak?

It Is Possible: When the immune system is challenged by an infection, and you have severe pain, it is possible to feel weak. Specially if you are diabetic, have hypertension, or are immuno-suppressed due to illness, or medications. Why not visit your dentist and find out what is wrong so that you can have that treated, and see if there is a change in your status. If not, you may need to visit your primary care. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER for severe toothache while pregnant?

Should I go to the ER for severe toothache while pregnant?

Probably not: Your best bet is to make an appointment to see a dentist as soon as possible. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is generally safe during pregnancy but you should speak to your OB about what drugs are safe for you. If you are unable to see a dentist soon you may be able to see an er doctor for pain relief. ...Read more

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What can I do for severe toothache pain without OTC meds until my dentist appt?

Not much: Cold compresses may help. Your dentist may prescribe antibiotics to help limit the spread of the infection until you can be seen. Call your dentist and ask if you can get an appointment sooner. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is pregnant and has a severe toothache. Can I give her ibuprofin?

My girlfriend is pregnant and has a severe toothache. Can I give her ibuprofin?

Yes you should: Your girlfriend should get pain killers to take care of her pain, it is safest during the second trimester as most fetal organ develop during the first trimester. She can get necessary x_rays anesthetic, filling or extraction even if she is pregnant, postpone all elective procedure till after the pregnancy, no need to suffer. Hope she get well soon. ...Read more

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Hi. I have severe toothache, currently am pregnant third month. Will antibiotics effect the baby inside. Pls suggest us.

Hi. I have severe toothache, currently am pregnant third month. Will antibiotics effect the baby inside. Pls suggest us.

What to do: You need to have your dentist treat the CAUSE of the toothache. Merely taking antibiotics will not eliminate the problem. If your dentist with your Obstetrician's approval recommend an appropriate antibiotic, your baby should not be affected. Please stop posting these questions, stop worrying and instead consult with your dentist and physician for proper treatment. ...Read more

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Toothache in middle 2 bottom teeth and severe chin pain which is worse at night for past 2 days? Does this need to be seen urgently?

Toothache in middle 2 bottom teeth and severe chin pain which is worse at night for past 2 days? Does this need to be seen urgently?

Yes, it is emergency: Appointment is warranted. All pains about the mouth and the face to be of dental origin until proven otherwise. Dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. It is a treatable condition. See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment. Most medical specialists cannot diagnose many cases of dental problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was prescribed narcos for a severe toothache I'm not due to have my next dose until 8:00 its now 7:14 can I take ibuprofen in the meantime?

I was prescribed narcos for a severe toothache I'm not due to have my next dose until 8:00 its now 7:14 can I take ibuprofen in the meantime?

Yes: Unless you have a problem with taking ibuprofen, you should be okay to take the dose. Hopefully the cause of the severe toothache will be controlled and you will get off the narcotics. Make sure that you follow the dentist's instructions with medication or therapy to resolve your problem. ...Read more

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Hello Dr's. I am in my second trimester and have a severe toothache. What can I do for the pain? Can I use andolex mouthwash? Please advise. Thanks

See below: Speak to your ob/gyn. About having dental treatment. Most pregnant patients are allowed to have treatment during the second trimester, especially on an emergency basis. The MD will give your DDS a clearance to perform any dental treatment that is needed to alleviate your discomfort. ...Read more

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Can my severe headache be related to the toothache and jaw pain in the right side?

Yes.: A toothache can cause you to shift your lower jaw to avoid closing on the tender tooth. This shift can cause the muscles that move the jaw to hold you in an abnormal position and the muscles will spasm and this can result in a headache. See a dentist to find out what needs to be done to fix the tooth that hurts and this will all probably clear up! ...Read more

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Will an ER give me antibiotics and pain meds for severe toothache? I only have dental insurance in ny, but I'm in nj

Will an ER give me antibiotics and pain meds for severe toothache? I only have dental insurance in ny, but I'm in nj

Yes: That's the level of treatment for dental pain that is standard in a hospital er.

If you have commercial dental insurance, it doesn't matter what state you are in. Any dentist can submit your insurance form. ...Read more

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I have a severe toothache that sends pain down my jaw andneck. I am a diabetic and have hypertension. Which otcmedicine can I take?

I wouldn't wait: You likely have a pretty bad infection if it is hurting that badly, I would recommend you find a dentist asap. Toothaches are no fun and very few medicines can actually touch a toothache like that including narcotic pain meds. Ask your regular doctor what he would recommend. I hope your ache is resolved soon. ...Read more

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I get severe migraines on left side. The last year I also get terrible, (toothache type) pain in my left jugular vein w/each headache. Dangerous?

I get severe migraines on left side. The last year I also get terrible, (toothache type) pain in my left jugular vein w/each headache. Dangerous?

Need to define: We need to develop a cause of the severe pain. Is it related to Migraine? Is it due to the TM joint? You need a more clarifying diagnosis ...Read more

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Been having severe toothache since I was 6 month pregnant when I went to the dentist in attempt to get it removed I was told I would need oral surgery?

Been having severe toothache since I was 6 month pregnant when I went to the dentist in attempt to get it removed I was told I would need oral surgery?

Oral surgery: May be needed because your took extraction situation is more complicated than usual. Consider getting a second opinion from another dentist. That profession has really evolved and you can get good care. Peace and good health. If you are pregnant, be sure they know. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not be able to hold down any food after taking penicillin vk 500mg? I keep vomiting and can't eat. I was prescribed it for a severe toothache.

Is it normal to not be able to hold down any food after taking penicillin vk 500mg? I keep vomiting and can't eat. I was prescribed it for a severe toothache.

Typically: Typically it is recommended that you take antibiotics after eating. Taking the medication on an empty stomach is an invitation to an upset stomach especially if it mixes with the acid in your stomach. Try eating something a half hour prior to taking the medication. If this continues discuss it with your dentist to see if they can change to another antibiotic.

Are you taking pain medications at the same time? If so that is an additional reason that you are experiencing GI upset.

One additional note, this is probably not an allergy as is typically thought by patients. ...Read more

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Had severe constant toothache for 2 days making me cry, can't eat or drink painkillers not workin, cnt see dentist till 2moro what can I do for pain?

ER: If you can't get in to see a dentist for dental pain, go to an emergency room at a hospital. Some will have a dental resident, but all can prescribe a stronger pain medication to help you over the hurdle. ...Read more

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Had a severe toothache In tooth that was filled 2 years ago. Went to dentist and wanted to do a root canal but could not find anything wrong in x Ray.

Had a severe toothache In tooth that was filled 2 years ago. Went to dentist and wanted to do a root canal but could not find anything wrong in x Ray.

Simple test: Forget the radiograph (xray). Is the tooth vital or non-vital (alive or dead)? If the nerve in the tooth is dead, then you definitely need root canal therapy. Radiographs don't always show that there is a dead nerve, so other tests need to be applied. Have your dentist or an endodontist re-examine this tooth. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
1,064 Doctors shared insights

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