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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Way To Relieve Tooth Or Gum Pain Using Over The Counter Meds

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Gum Pain (Definition)

Is a localized physical suffering associated with gingivitis and/or periodontitis. It is a oral soft tissue sensation induced by a noxious stimulus, received by naked nerve endings, characterized by physical discomfort as pricking, throbbing, or aching. ...Read more


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I have tooth and or gum pain in the back of my mouth. How can I alleviate this? What over the counter medications would be best to use for the time being while I can't get to a dentist?

NSAIDs: NSAIDs like naproxen or ibuprofen are probably the best for the pain. I would take those regularly as directed on the package and if you have pain between doses you could take tylenol (acetaminophen) according to the package instructions. ...Read more

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On vacation in the us and have gum pain in moulder pocket. What over-the-counter med can I use? peroxide rinsing & orajel didnt give relieve

On vacation in the us and have gum pain in moulder pocket. What over-the-counter med can I use? peroxide rinsing & orajel didnt give relieve

"emergency dentist": It may be a dental and or gum abscess. Visit an "emergency dentist" for a temporary treatment, antibiotics or painkillers prescription. You can use OTC NSAIDs for pain management and to reduce inflammation. For the "emergency dentist" near you call 1-800-dentist. Take care. ...Read more

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What would be best homeopathic for slight facial swelling poss due to unexposed wisdom tooth (no mouth/gum pain). 62 & female.

What would be best homeopathic for slight facial swelling poss due to unexposed wisdom tooth (no mouth/gum pain). 62 & female.

Your body, but......: While the healing ability of your own body will be the best homeopathic solution, you cannot be sure as to the exact cause of the swelling, whether it's the wisdom tooth or another cause, or if you have an infection that requires specific treatment and antibiotic coverage. Therefore, it is imperative that you see a dentist for an evaluation. This includes x-rays of the area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can relieve wisdom teeth extraction - gum pain?

See an oral surgeon : Or the dentist. Pain and swelling following dental extraction is usually at its worst 24 – 48 hours after surgery, after that it should subside more and more every day and after 7 days stop. If pain persists or worsens, it may require attention and you should call your dentist or oral surgeon for follow up appointment. ...Read more

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What is a method at home i can do for tooth and gum pain?

What is a method at home i can do for tooth and gum pain?

Good oral hygiene: The best home remedy for tooth and gum pain is good oral home care. Whenever there is pain, there is inflammation of which fluid is collected and cannot drain, ultimately pressing on the nerve. Brushing, will help drain the fluid. Brushing will stop the bleeding of the gum as well. Salt water rinse will help. Gum massage will also help. ...Read more

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Please help! i'm having tooth/gum pain from not flossing?

Please help! i'm having tooth/gum pain from not flossing?

Open contact: An open interproximal contact will cause an acute stage of gingivitis that will cause pain and localized bleeding in the area due to food impaction. Good contact between teeth will prevent or alleviate food impaction and ultimately gum pain. If you have to floss due to food stuck after every time you eat, you definitely have open interproximal contact that needed to be close. Call your dentist. ...Read more

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What to do about gum pain around tooth?

What to do about gum pain around tooth?

Clean, clean, clean: Cleaning is the first and always effective treatment for any pain. Keep the tooth and gum clean by brushing with soft bristle brush parallel to the gum surface. Bleeding of the gum, if exist, should alleviate or stop. Then consult with your dentist for treatment of underlying causes. ...Read more

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Gum pain above only one tooth...Advice please?

Is there a bump?: If you are having pain above a tooth, it is possible that you may be developing an abscess, which happens at the end of the root, underneath the gums. If there is a bump above (or below on a lower) the tooth, this may be a gum boil, where infection collects without anywhere to go. Have a dentist evaluate this asap to avoid a true dental emergency with swelling and severe pain. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedys for tooth, gum pain?

Are there any home remedys for tooth, gum pain?

Clove oil: Clove oil can be an effective oral anesthetic. In studies, it has performed just as well as topical Benzocaine (anbesol and oragel). It's safe when used correctly in small amounts, but can cause liver and respiratory problems when ingested in large quantities. It's found in health food stores. To use it, apply a very small amount to a cotton swab and apply gently to the affected area. ...Read more

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