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Cold Water And Toothaches
Get Help: When an infection occurs in a tooth a variety of symptoms develop. As the condition gets worse the pain may increase with heat and decrease with exposure to cold. I suggest that your description may be that of an advanced infection. Call your dentist for a proper examination and treatment. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was out of town this past week and had a toothache that has kept getting worse. The pain has gotten so severe that I can't sleep and nothing helps the pain besides keeping cold water on the tooth. My dentist isn't on call, plus I just turned 26 and no l
Temporary, perhaps: The ONLY way to cure a toothache is to remove the infected tooth material (cavity treatment, root canal, or extraction). Some infected teeth respond temporarily to cold, but it's not a cure. Please don't delay, get professional help now before the infection spreads any farther. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Decay or other: Decay can lead to sense from hot/cold but you can have decay and not have the sense as well. Another possibility is you may have a necrotic (dead) tooth that is causing inflammatoin and pain is derived from the bone. Tooth would need a root canal if that were the case. See your dentist for care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Salt water: Salt water is a good healing rinse for gum inflammation, post-surgery, and mouth sores. I would recommend 1 tablespoon in 1/2 cup of hot water then roll it in mouth for 30 seconds then spit. However salt water will not help a toothache unless it is caused by the gums. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have an extremely horrible toothache in my molars, I've took meds, salt water, oral gel.. Everything just about. And nothing is working. What's left?
Toothache: The best answer to your problem is to go see a dentist for evaluation. Your problem will only get worse if you wait. It might even mean going from a tooth that might be savable to a tooth that has to be extracted. Or maybe a bad infection that spreads throughout the body. Go get it checked out before your problem gets worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do for a toothache pain is killing me i ahave already taken 2 800mg ibu. And swish with salt and warm water.
Dentist (ER?): Get to a dentist first thing this morning. Other than otc pain medication (or prescription pain medication) only a dentist can relieve your pain. If you can't wait, you can go to the er of a hospital, but you will wait for a long time and the only thing that they can do for you is give you a stronger pain medication. By the time you're done, you could probably have already been seen by a dentis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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