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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for tooth pain?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for tooth pain?

See your dentist: Any other treatment is a temporary relief. A 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. See your dentist ASAP.

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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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Why I still have a tooth pain after a medicated dressing treatment in the socket?

Why I still have a tooth pain after a medicated dressing treatment in the socket?

Dry socket: It is common to have pain after an extraction. It sounds as if you had a dry socket and the dentist placed some dry socket paste. This dressing may need to be replaced again a couple of times for the dry socket to resolve. I would go see the dentist and have him clean the area and place more paste. The extraction site should start feeling better a little bit every day. If not, something is wrong.

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Why I still have a tooth pain after dry socket treatment (medicated dressing)?

Likely infection: The topical pain killers in dry socket dressings are designed to provide quick acting and sometimes short term relief while the underlying infection starts to resolve. Since that infection can take up to a week to resolve, it is common for pain to recur and require replacement of the dry socket dressing a few times while managing the condition. Systemic painkillers like Ibuprofen are very helpful.

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Are there any side effects from biodentine as I still have tooth pain 10 days after treatment?

Are there any side effects from biodentine as I still have tooth pain 10 days after treatment?

The tooth: Probably has a very deep filling with pulpal approximation or slight pulpal exposure which is why biodentine was used. If the pain is still present and the occlusion is normal, then the tooth probably need to be treated endodontically (root canal).

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I have had a possible sinus infection for over 2 weeks. With OTC treatment made better, have ear and lower tooth pain now. Severe for a day? Related?

I have had a possible sinus infection for over 2 weeks. With OTC treatment made better, have ear and lower tooth pain now. Severe for a day? Related?

Yes: Go to doctor for evaluation and treatment. When your teeth and ears start hurting those can be a sign of worsening sinus infection not just a cold.

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Are there any home treatments for tooth pain from grinding teeth?

Are there any home treatments for tooth pain from grinding teeth?

Diagnosis needed: You need to determine the cause of your grinding problem that leads to pain. Your dentist can make you a mouth guard to protect your tissues and reduce the level of pain while the cause of your grinding (malocclusion, skeletal imbalance, muscular imbalance, stress, parafunctional habits, reaction to medication, etc) is determined. No, you can't fix this with an otc.

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What's the best treatment for teeth pain?

What's the best treatment for teeth pain?

How many times...: ...Has this same question, or a slight variation, been asked on healthtap and answered by so many dentists the same way? Best rx, see your dentist. This isn't a do-it-yourself problem. There's nothing you can take to fix it. You need professional help. Get off the computer, pick up a phone, and call your dentist...Now.

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How do I find what's the best way to relieve tooth pain?

Call any dentist: Any other treatment is a temporary relief. A 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. See your dentist ASAP.

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Can you tell me what is the best painkiller for jaw/tooth pain?

Can you tell me what is the best painkiller for jaw/tooth pain?

See a dentist: The answer is, of course, to seek treatment at the earliest opportunity at your dental office but there are effective analgesics like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs OTC that can be used to control toothache before you see a dentist.

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Side of my jaw is throbbing. What is the best thing to help with tooth pain?

Dental care ASAP.: Like a splinter in your finger, dental pain exists because there is a problem. Would you take pain medication and antibiotics to manage the splinter? Not likely: you would take it out! See your dentist. Solve the problem. Take fewer meds & be well :-).

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What is the treatment for tooth ache?

What is the treatment for tooth ache?

Tooth Ache: See your dentist asap and have the problem solved. The pain is from the tooth being assaulted by bacteria; the longer you wait the bigger the problem so see your dentist.

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Is laser nerve treatment or pulp capping for toothache better alternative than having a root canal? I do not want a root canal! It is a front tooth

Is laser nerve treatment or pulp capping for toothache better alternative than having a root canal? I do not want a root canal! It is a front tooth

Root canal is better: Than pulp capping. Pulp capping will only work if there is a pin point exposure of the nerve and it is still healthy. Tooth ache means the nerve is no longer healthy and root canal treatment (with or without use of a laser) is indicated. See a root canal specialist - endodontist.

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How toothache can cause sinusitis, with knowing the tooth with root canal treatment (upper right first molar)?

How toothache can cause sinusitis, with knowing the tooth with root canal treatment (upper right first molar)?

Not unusual: The roots of the upper first molar are often very close in proximity to the maxillary sinus. A sinus infection can cause a toothache, and a tooth infection can cause sinus pain. Or the two can occur independently. This tooth is the most common one for a root canal to fail due to its complexity. Seek evaluation by an endodontist, preferably one with 3-d imaging (cbct). Usually treatable.

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I have ear infection in left ear & tooth ache on left side, what to do for treatment?

I have ear infection in left ear & tooth ache on left side, what to do for treatment?

Time for visit: Tooth pain can generate phantom ear pain and vice versa. If your discomfort is not relieved by simple anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen in a day or two, an office visit to your pcp or dentist or both may be needed to sort it out.

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What's recommended as a cure for tooth pain from sinuses?

What's recommended as a cure for tooth pain from sinuses?

Cure not guaranteed: The question is: is the sinus causing the tooth pain or the tooth the source of some sinus issues? You really need to see a dentist and have a x-ray taken and be examined.

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Wisdom teeth pain really bothering me. What is the treatment?

Wisdom teeth: In many cases wisdom teeth should be extracted due to complications associated with their alignment. If you are experiencing wisdom teeth swelling or pain see your dentist. Often extracting a wisdom tooth is the best solution. Wisdom teeth removal is necessary for about 85% of the adults.

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Help please? I want to know what are the fast acting home remedy I need to use to cure this horrible tooth pain I'm having?

Till U get 2 dentist: If you don't have swelling and are otherwise in generally good health, you can take 600 mg (3x200mg) Ibuprofen (motrin/advil) and 2x500mg of tylenol, (acetaminophen) together. You can take up to four doses as needed for pain. However, you should plan to see your dentist asap as I would not recommend for you to be taking this medication for a long time if you have swelling or fever, you need to take an antibiotic.

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