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When Should You Go To The Er With A Toothache
ER: You can go to the emergency room for a toothache but they are not set up to treat most tooth related problems. Few hospitals have a dental resident program which who have a dentist available to see. It would best to call a local dentist to come into his office for the toothache. Most will work you into their schedule. They can start the process to get you back to dental health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a really bad toothache and it's causing me 2 have pain n my neck n shoulder should I go to the ER since dentist is close? Feel like something is pounding in my mouth my tooth hurt that bad and its causing me to have pain in my neck and shoulder i do
My 6 year old says the left side of his face hurts. He doesn't have a toothache or sinus infection or any swelling. Should we take him to the ER?
He is teething: The facial pain is from the growing first adult molar ( calked the six year old molar) ,they usually make a bulge in the gums behind the last baby molar on each side,there are lots of OTC meds for that purpose,that alleviate the pain associated with eruption pressure on the gums. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I went to the ER last friday for face/throat swelling related to a toothache. I was prescribed Clindamycin 400mg TID. I now have a hard lump on my jaw?
Wouldn't recommend: unless you have unlimited funds. The professional fee and facility fee can be quite high let alone any lab or radiologic fees. These may seem excessive but keep in mind this level of care must be maintained 24 hours daily 365 days per year, year after year and is available at a whim. I would set up a payment plan instead of offering to pay at once. ...Read more
It depends: The average cost in 2009 was about $1, 300 per visit- but it all depends on the reason. An ankle sprain is much cheaper than a heart attack! the reason it is more expensive than your own physician is th ed needs to be open 24 hours and have the staff to take care of everything, even at 2am! see post by american college emerg phys for details: http://www.Acep.Org/content.Aspx?Id=25902. ...Read more
How long to does it take for a spider bite reaction to resolve, it has been 2 weeks and 2 visits to the dr and an emergency room visit and it's not getting bette
Variable: Spider bites vary from one species to another. Some spider bites may be a small red bump that resolves in a few days. Sometimes, a staph infection may develop, and this can be severe, requiring antibiotics and surgical debridement. Spiders which cause tissue necrosis (black widow, brown recluse) may also require surgical debridement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: If your problem is likely to be not very deep seated, an urgent care facility can be less expensive, and quicker. If the problem is life or functionally threatening and you might need sophisticated radiology and laboratory studies with a strong possibility of hospital admission, than you should go to an er. ...Read more
Probably not: Your best bet is to make an appointment to see a dentist as soon as possible. Tylenol is generally safe during pregnancy but you should speak to your OB about what drugs are safe for you. If you are unable to see a dentist soon you may be able to see an er doctor for pain relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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