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Can pain medications relieve toothaches?

Can pain medications relieve toothaches?

Yes: Yes paid medications can treat toothaches. I would also recommend visiting your dentist to find out why you are having the pain. Usually treating the underlying cause of the pain is a better idea than covering the pain with medications. ...Read more

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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What is the best medication to take for toothache?

What is the best medication to take for toothache?

Depends: Until you see a dentist siple Acetaminophen or an NSAID like Motrin can be helpful. However, don;t wait too long. An abscessed tooth is not only painful but can cause a serious infection elsewhere in your body. If you are taking other medications, check with your pharmacist before using a Motrin like drug. ...Read more

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What's the strongest over-the-counter pain medication that can be used to relieve a toothache?

Alleve/Motrin: No otc medication will relieve any toothache caused by an infected tooth. You may be able to reduce but usually not eliminate the pain. If you have had a severe toothache for at least a few days you may want to see a dentist for a proper diagnosis and a treatment plan to follow. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication for wisdom tooth or toothache?

What is the best over-the-counter medication for wisdom tooth or toothache?

Oil of clove: If there's actually a cavity in your tooth oil of clove is the most useful natural supplement that deadens the nerve endings. If your tooth is breaking through the gums a good scrub and swish with warm salt water usually helps. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen work well in combination. If you are swollen and are having trouble breathing or swallowing dial 911. But a dentist will help you most. ...Read more

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Will hydrocodone show up in my drug test? I have a really bad toothache and I want to take a hydrocodone (leftover from my surgery last month). But i’m supposed to have a drug test at work next week. Will I test positive?

Will hydrocodone show up in my drug test? I have a really bad toothache and I want to take a hydrocodone (leftover from my surgery last month). But i’m supposed to have a drug test at work next week. Will I test positive?

Yes: Yes, narcotics will appear in your drug test. An out of date prescription is not valid. You should see a dentist and if they prescribe and treat then you have documentation of a problem. Your employer will either accept that or delay the testing. ...Read more

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Having tooth pain. Doc started rrot canal put only but a medication and told to vist after 2 weeks. Orthopan is clear Pls advise what it coult it be?

Infection: Can be painful. If Rx provided by your Dentist is not giving you relief, would be advisable to see a root canal specialist, an Endodontist, for care. Periical film, CBCT, would give better look at infected area than a Panoramic x-ray. Endodontist has Endo Microscope for better visualization. Specialist does only Endo Rx. GP does many fewer Endo Rxs in between cleanings, fillings, etc. ...Read more

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My brothers tongue and palate are red and painful he had a cough and sinus drainage so a doctor gave him antibiotics and then he got sores on his lips which got worse because he used tooth numbing medication for tooth pain. Now he is using neosporen on h

My brothers tongue and palate are red and painful he had a cough and sinus drainage so a doctor gave him antibiotics and then he got sores on his lips which got worse because he used tooth numbing medication for tooth pain. Now he is using neosporen on h

Sounds: Sounds like your brother needs to be seen by an oral specialist (oral and maxilofacial surgeon or ent) as the symptoms can be due to a multitude of things such a fungal or viral infection. Antibiotics are not the answer to these problems. ...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 do I stop a toothache?

Toothache: You treat the cause of the toothache. Most common cause is infection, which means seeing a Dentist for removal of the infected tooth material (root canal or extraction). May have other causes, but only your Dentist can properly diagnose the problem and then treat it or refer you for treatment to appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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What can I do for toothache?

Meds. Dentist: OTC pain meds until dental appointment.

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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?

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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How can you relieve toothache?

See your dentist: You may get some relief from taking Ibuprofen or prescribed medication however you need to find out the source of the pain. It could be a cavity, an abcess, etc. See a dentist. ...Read more

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What's the best for toothache?

What's the best for toothache?

Dentist: The best thing you can do for a toothache is to see a dentist. Anything else is usually a waste of time. ...Read more

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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

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What can I take for a toothache?

Prescriptions: I would let your dentist know and typically pain meds and antibiotics are rxed. Over the counter advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) will also hold you over. There are no meds that will "cure" a typical toothache. For a long term solution, see your dentist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have toothaches?

Appointment..: With a dentist. If you have toothaches your teeth need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I do about a toothache?

Plenty of options...: .. but you'll need to see a dentist. 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 is a way to cure toothache?

No, cure - treatment: You can't cure a toothache, you can only treat the source. Often, the source of pain is decay, which can infect the nerve in a tooth. The pain is from the dying nerve and the buildup of pressure in tooth or surrounding bone. Root canal therapy eliminates the pain by removing the infected nerve (and allowing you to keep your tooth). Don't delay - see your dentist. ...Read more

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What can cause random toothaches?

Possible teeth grind: It is possible that you are grinding your teeth. Your dentist should be able to diagnose if that is the case. Treatment is painless and relatively quick with a properly designed orthotic. ...Read more

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What do I do to cure my toothache?

What do I do to cure my toothache?

Fix the tooth: To do that you will need to call a dentist. 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

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