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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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