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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 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 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 are common causes of painful toothache?

What are common causes of painful toothache?

Causes: 1. Cavities 2. Cracks 3. Clenching/grinding on a high filling 4. Trauma. ...Read more

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If im having a painful toothache what can I do?

If im having a painful toothache what can I do?

Seek dental care: 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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Can can I treat an extremely painful toothache?

See a dentist asap: Make an appointment to see a dentist asap. Meanwhile, you can take an antibiotic if you have in the house like penicillin or amoxicillin, also you can take Motrin for pain. Most likey your tooth is infected and you may need a root canal in order to save your tooth. ...Read more

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I am in tears over a painful toothache. What can I do?

I am in tears over a painful toothache. What can I do?

See a dentist: if you can't find a dentist you should try the ER, unfortunately over the counter pain killers alone or Emergency medication from the ER may not be enough, you will still have to go to the dentist to physically take care of the problem. Medications are only a temporary fix. Take care. ...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

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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Painful toothache! Could braces be the cause?

Painful toothache! Could braces be the cause?

Not likely: Braces can cause tooth pain, though it's typically not severe and doesn't last for very long time. The tooth is probably just moving. Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs for pain control. If pain is severe, see your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have painful toothache!! (i have braces)?

What to do if I have painful toothache!! (i have braces)?

Call: Call your Dentist or your Orthodontic Specialist immediately. Until they can see you take 1-2 200mg Ibuprofen every 4 hrs wood or water. Apply Ice. ...Read more

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I'm having toothache gor couple of days.its too painful i can't even eat. my cheeks have swollen like I'm having mumps. can you help me with this.?

I'm having toothache gor couple of days.its too painful i can't even eat. my cheeks have swollen like I'm having mumps. can you help me with this.?

Infection: You need to see a Dentist, NOW. You have a roaring infection that needs immediate treatment. Pills alone will not cure this. See Dentist immediately. ...Read more

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How to clam down am extremely painful toothache because I can't see the dentist until tomorrow?

Ibuprofen: Most tooth pain is a result of inflammation. Try taking 4 over the counter Ibuprofen which is an anti-inflammatory pain medication (aka: motrin, advil) every 6 hours. You can alternate with 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) every few hours if the initial Motrin stops working after a few hours. Please do not take either of these if you allergic to either of these medications or related medications. ...Read more

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Hello. I been having a painful toothache last couple weeks and the pain going right up to my left side my face and making bad headaches ..

Hello.  I been having a painful toothache last couple weeks and the pain going right up to my left side my face and making bad headaches ..

Choices: You have several choices: 1. Live with it 2. Take pain medication and hope it goes away (it won't) 3. Spend time researching this subject on the internet. 4. See a dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. Personally I think the smart thing to do would be choice #4 and asap! ...Read more

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Hi I have toothache for a few days but X-ray didn't show anything. It's now become painful when I touch the tooth and hurts when I drink hot and cold.

Mysterious Toothache: Good day; There are various tests to evaluate the health of a nerve in a tooth. A scan of tooth, a pulp tester might be helpful. May be possible hair line fracture of tooth. Do you notice more intense pain on opening versus closing? A perfect time to see an endodontist-- specialist in root canal therapy. This specialist utilizes a microscope to diagnose pulpal health. ...Read more

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Can be a really hurtfull toothache .Very painful for seconds and after go a sympton of high blood pressure?

Can be a really hurtfull toothache .Very painful for seconds and after go a sympton of high blood pressure?

Perhaps: There are many causes of a temporary increase in blood pressure, and certainly pain and stress are two of them. However, what would seem appropriate would be for you to see a dentist to determine the cause of you pain, and a physician to check you out medically. There could be other causes of your increased blood pressure. Untreated dental and medical issues don't get better on their own. ...Read more

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Got a toothache used hot water bottle and now my thoart is really painful is it possible I've got internal burns? Thoart didn't hurt before the bottle

Toothache: Almost invariably means an infected (abscesses). Applying heat to the area opens the capillaries, facilitating spread of the infection. You need help, and you need it now. See a Dentist immediately before the infection spreads even more. ...Read more

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I had a very painful toothache ended up trying children'sLiquid Tylenol (acetaminophen)... fast pain relief, just realized I took the 4oz in 24hr..am i in danger?

I had a very painful toothache ended up trying children'sLiquid Tylenol (acetaminophen)... fast pain relief, just realized I took the 4oz in 24hr..am i in danger?

No: 4 oz of children's tylenol (acetaminophen) equates to 3,840 mg for the day. As long as you didn't take any additional tylenol (acetaminophen), you should be fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What can I do to help control toothache pain until i see my dentist? My tooth has been aching and bothering me for a couple of days now. It's not incredibly painful, but it can be distracting. I have an appointment with my dentist in three days, but until

Typically : Typically medications with anti-inflammatory properties such as Motrin work the best for dental pain. It is often difficult to get total pain relief if the nerve of the tooth is involved and definitive treatment is not initiated. Usually, pain is caused by swelling or infection. If that is the case, consider getting a prescription for an antibiotic prior to your visit if you are a patient of record at that office. Hope this helps and 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