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What Is The Best Treatment For Tooth Pain
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Hi, I am suffering from crucifying tooth pain (it's like when having a dental treatment and doctor hit the wrong nerve) can I take ofloxacin for now!
You can take: It but you will have the pain until you see the dentist.. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Local anesthetic.: (administered by your dentist). 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 :-). ...Read more
Dentist decide: Wisdom tooth pain is best addressed by having them removed. Make a dental appointment to have them evaluated as the pain may have many different sources and the dentist can recommend the best treatment and medications for pain control. Until you get in, try taking otc ibuprofen. ...Read more
Meds. Dentist: Otc pain meds until you can see dentist TODAY. ...Read more
Best home remedy for a toothache? I have what I'm sure is a toothache. It hurts, and I've never had tooth pain like this before. Is there anything I can do at home to make it go away, or at least go away until I'm able to see a dentist? .
Doing hepc therapy & suffering bad muscle, joint and teeth pain. Online I saw methadone is chosen from percocet, etc bc liver, should I ask my dr 4 this?
Check with your MD: Check with your physician to see what is best for you. ...Read more
Fix the problem: Firstly, take an anti inflammatory like Ibuprofen rather then vicodin. If that doesn't work, vicodin will be more effective. Second, get the tooth checked out. If you don't take care of the problem, it will not go away. The longer you wait the more uncomfortable and stressed you will become and the situation will get worse rather then better. Good luck. ...Read more
See a Dentist: You can go see your dentist. It sounds like it is more serious and needs some professional attention. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any anti-inflammatory medication can help. Aleve, motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. But the key is to find the source of the pain and stop it. You must be suffering. Please get some help! ...Read more
Orajel doesn't help with my toothaches! Pain meds don't work either! During the middle of the night or weekend, where should I go for tooth pain?
Warning: Pain is certainly unpleasant but it serves an important function: warning you of a problem. If you suppress the pain without addressing the underlying issue, it only get more complicated and potentially expensive. Get an exam! ...Read more
I'm taking hydrocodin and I can't sleep and I itch all over is that a side effect its for tooth pain
I'm a 22 year old that doesn't get paid much, I can't afford a dentist what should I do about my tooth pain?
Sorry there aren't: Any remedies that will cure the problems that underlie tooth pain. I understand that you have financial limitations but sometimes an ounce of prevention costs a whole lot less than a pound of cure. Research dental schools that are in your area. But there is no substitute for dental evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I am having bottom back tooth pain. I can't bite down or touch the tooth. It came out of no where. I am thinking wisdom tooth. Is this an emergency?
If pain see your den: If you are in pain where you can not touch tongue, then there is a cause worth investigating. Good luck ...Read more
He has had tooth pain x 4 wks, dds can't see anything, refered him to root canl dds next wk. Pain is so severe hubs went to er today pn meds no help?
I have tooth pain 3 mos. After cavity filling. Dr. Examined it, saw nothing wrong, but pain persists. Seems to travel since I can't tell which tooth is?
I've been having tooth pain for about three weeks. It's been excrucating, but I don't have insurance so I've been trying to tough it out. The pain was centered around a tooth with a loose filling, so I forced the filling back in. What should I do now?
Diagnosis: In order to treat your pain definitively you need to see the dentist to make an accurate diagnosis. Once you have a diagnosis they may recommend what type of treatment is needed to relieve you pain. For short term discomfort if you have no contraindications, Ibuprofen may be helpful. ...Read more
See your dentist: Today, many people want to try all kinds of home remedies for various ailments and pains which in most cases only effects the symptoms, not the real problem. A toothache is not one of those to try and treat yourself. Depending on the cause of the pain, only a dentist can diagnose and advise you of the best way to eliminate the pain and the cause of the pain. Don't wait until the pain gets severe. ...Read more
See dentist: The best thing to take is a visit to your dentist to have the tooth evaluated to determine what is causing the pain, and most important of all, treatment options to eliminate the pain. Until you see the dentist, ibuprofen, Tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin or Aleve can be used. ...Read more
Why does it hurt?: If you recently had dental work, call your dentist. If you didn't, call your dentist. 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! Solve the problem. Take fewer meds & be well :-). ...Read more