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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. ...Read more

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Why am I having excruciating tooth pain after 4 months of root canal treatment?

Why am I having excruciating tooth pain after 4 months of root canal treatment?

Please go back: To see the provider who did the root canal to explore the reason for this pain. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 :-). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Best way to numb tooth pain from an abscessed tooth?

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

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What pain killers are best for wisdom tooth pain?

What pain killers are best for wisdom tooth pain?

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

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What to do when vicodin doesn't stop tooth pain?

What to do when vicodin doesn't stop tooth pain?

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

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What can I take for my tooth pain if vicodin doesn't help?

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

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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

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I'm taking hydrocodin and I can't sleep and I itch all over is that a side effect its for tooth pain

Hydrocodone: These are common side effects of the medication. The itchiness is from a histamine release in response to the medicine, the restlessness is from this too and from caffeine in the formulation to speed the onset. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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?

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?

Trigeminal neuralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a severe painful condition which is often confused with a toothache. See an endodontist ASAP to rule out TN. ...Read more

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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?

See an endodontist: I would suggest for you to seek an endodontic evaluation by an endodontist (root canal specialist). The endodontist would be able to evaluate the tooth properly and inform you of the cause of discomfort and recommend the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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How do I relieve tooth pain?

How do I relieve tooth pain?

Sometimes a filling: If decay is very advanced, then you might need a root canal or possibly an extraction to cure the discomfort. Depends on the extent of the problem causing the problem. ...Read more

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What can I do for tooth pain?

What can I do for tooth pain?

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

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Any tips for severe tooth pain?

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

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What can I take for tooth pain?

What can I take for tooth pain?

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

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What can I take for my tooth pain?

What can I take for my tooth pain?

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

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What causes my tooth pain to go away?

See your dentist: Tooth pain comes in many forms. Your dentist can determine the nature of the pain and then treat it effectively. Advil (ibuprofen) is best until you get an appointment. ...Read more

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