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What Can You Do About Tooth Pain Before You See The Dentist
Not much: Motrin/ibuprofen/advil taken exactly as specified on package, and intermittent cold compresses, may take the edge off. Nothing otc or diy will eliminate the infection that is the cause of the pain. Left untreated, it will only spread. So get to your dentist quickly for treatment and relief. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Severe but brief tooth pain 6 months after crown, has been sensitive to temperature the whole time. Going on a week trip, can I wait to see dentist?
Get help ASAP: Pain is your bodies way of telling you there's something that needs your attention now. Sorry you're not feeling well, but please try to get to your dentist as soon as possible. In the meantime, 1-2 200mg Ibuprofen (advil, motrin) or 1 Ibuprofen + 1 acetominophen (tylenol) every 4 hours w lots of liquid or food. Won't fix the problem, but should take the edge off. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I'm having severe tooth pain. My dentist doesn't see anything wrong with my tooth. Can this be an earache?
Multiple ways: There are many different reasons that your teeth could hurt. Ibuprofen is thebest anti-inflammatory medicine for tooth pain caused by an inflamed nerve. Sensitive toothpaste can help alleviate gumline sensitivity/pain. Fluoride rinse will help harden teeth with eroded enamel., etc. Best treatment is to see your dentist though, they will be able to diagnose exactly what is going on. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Tooth pain started 3 weeks after perm crown.
Dentist: wait, see if the nerves correct themselves.
Root canal? Wait?
Heat hurts and can't chew food
RCT: Sensitivity to heat is especially a classic sign of nerve involvement and the need for root canal therapy. Pain on biting pressure can be merely the bite being high and the need to adjust the bite. However, both symptoms combined along with the course of events that you describe would make the need for rct very likely. I think 3 weeks is long enough to wait for resolution. See your dentist now. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers