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What can you do for a painful toothache?

What can you do for a painful toothache?

Options: Try otc pain medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin/aleeve/ibuprofen. Oragel also very effective for tooth ache. Best to do is to see a dentist to find out the cause of the tooth ache instead of just covering it up with pain medications. Salt warm water can also sooth the gum. ...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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What can you do immediately for a very painful toothache?

See a Dentist: The best thing you can do when you have tooth pain is see your dentist. You can take Ibuprofen to help with the discomfort before you go, but you need to see a dentist. ...Read more

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What can I do for a toothach?

What can I do for a toothach?

See your DDS: Tooth pain can be caused by a variety of issues. Some of these may be related to infections, the trauma of clenching or grinding your teeth, improper home care, oral habits, etc. The most effective way to determine the cause of your problem is to see your dentist for a comprehensive evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do for a tooth ache?

What can I do for a tooth ache?

Pain treatment.: A persistent tooth ache needs to be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider. Untreated it can potentially lead to more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could I do for a severe abscess tooth?

Can you tell me what could I do for a severe abscess tooth?

Call Dentist: There is absolutely nothing you can do on your own to treat that problematic tooth. Call a dentist asap before the swelling and pain become intolerable. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a canker sore and how do you alleviate the pain?

Docs can you explain what is a canker sore and how do you alleviate the pain?

Cauterization ...: ... Seems to bring the fastest resolution to canker sores. Though inconvenient, treatment of a canker sore with a carbon dioxide laser (many oral surgeons have these) can result in almost immediate relief of pain but complete resolution will still take a while. Local compounding pharmacies also have custom topical products that work well for canker sores. ...Read more

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What can you do for a fever sore?

What can you do for a fever sore?

Acyclovir: Fever blisters or cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus and is contagious. Should be treated with oral antivirals such as acyclovir, valacyclovir (valtrex), Famciclovir (famvir). Topicals such as abreva and Denavir (penciclovir) are much less effective. Best to take the oral meds right when you feel the prodrome (tingling) which is the sensation prior to appearance of the blister or lesion. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an ear infection and what can I take for the pain?

How do you know if you have an ear infection and what can I take for the pain?

Dr must look: Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) might help the pain. But other things can cause the ear to hurt than an infection in the ear and that is why it is important to have it looked at. Be well. ...Read more

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What can I do about a toothache?

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 can I do to control the pain until i can see a dentist?

OTC pain meds: Call for an appointment soon before your problem becomes an unbearable emergency. ...Read more

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What can you do immediately for a painful toothache? Teething gel?

What can you do immediately for a painful toothache? Teething gel?

NSAID + Dentist: You can take tylenol (acetaminophen) or another med such as an NSAID like Ibuprofen to help, make sure to clean the area really well. Teething gels may help but remember all these things are usually a temp relief and you need to see a dentist to find the problem and solve it, not just mask it and hope it goes away. Best of luck. ...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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I have a boil or furuncle, what can I do to relieve the pain?

I have a boil or furuncle, what can I do to relieve the pain?

Warm compress &: Tylenol (acetaminophen). Depending on where the boil is, you may get by with letting it pop, aided by warm compress, and relieve the pain with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and the like. If that does not relieve the boil in a couple of days, you should see your doctor to see if needs to be drained. If it is on your face see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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What can I do for a painful throat infection?

What can I do for a painful throat infection?

Throat infection: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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What can you do for a swollen arm?

What can you do for a swollen arm?

Swollen arm: There are many entities that can cause a swollen arm but the most common are trauma, infection, and hypersensivity reactions. Since you did not specify the main reason for your swollen arm, you did your condition be diagnosed by a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for my sciatica? Can it be fix or what can I do for the pain

Depends: I'd recomend being evaluated as there are numerous treatments that are available for radicular and sciatic type nerve pain including nsaids, oral steroids, injections, pt, surgical decompression and all of there usefulness depends on your particular situation. ...Read more

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What are some things i can do to care for a tooth cavity before i see a dentist?

What are some things i can do to care for a tooth cavity before i see a dentist?

Keep it clean: You should see a dentist as soon as possible, as cavities can get worse. If you wait too long, a simple filling many turn into a root canal, or worse - an extraction. I hope you don't delay seeing a dentist too long. In the mean time, keep it as clean as possible (brush/floss), and stay away from very sugary and acidic, as well as hard foods. ...Read more

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What can I do for a tooth that is abscess.

What can I do for a tooth that is abscess.

See a dentist ASAP: The tooth infection won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your body. Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by treating the cause and getting rid of the infection. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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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