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How can I stop the pain of tooth aches?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. David May
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Get it fixed

Until you can get to your dentist, start taking an anti-inflammatory like advil (ibuprofen).
You can probably take 600mg every 6 hours. If this doesn't do much you will also need to get on an antibiotic, like Amoxicillin or erythromycin. But these will not fix your problem, they may make it manageable until you can make if to your dentist.

In brief: Get it fixed

Until you can get to your dentist, start taking an anti-inflammatory like advil (ibuprofen).
You can probably take 600mg every 6 hours. If this doesn't do much you will also need to get on an antibiotic, like Amoxicillin or erythromycin. But these will not fix your problem, they may make it manageable until you can make if to your dentist.
Dr. David May
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Dentist

Only solution is to see dentist for evaluation/treatment.

In brief: Dentist

Only solution is to see dentist for evaluation/treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tooth ache, pain med

Obviously, pain is a signal 'something is wrong' so a toothache says 'its time to see the dentist' to get the proper treatment.
Until then you can take over-the-counter tylenol (acetaminophen) (max is 3000mg/day). You may add Aleve (200mg) take 2 , twice a day. You can go to an urgent care and they can prescibe a small quantity of narcotic pain meds (e.g.Hydrocodone, oxycodone) and Amoxicillin if infection seen.

In brief: Tooth ache, pain med

Obviously, pain is a signal 'something is wrong' so a toothache says 'its time to see the dentist' to get the proper treatment.
Until then you can take over-the-counter tylenol (acetaminophen) (max is 3000mg/day). You may add Aleve (200mg) take 2 , twice a day. You can go to an urgent care and they can prescibe a small quantity of narcotic pain meds (e.g.Hydrocodone, oxycodone) and Amoxicillin if infection seen.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dentistry - Pediatric
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See dentist

Ibuprofen is a common NSAID that is used often for tooth pain.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also be used. For a more natural approach you can try cloves which have a natural numbing effect. The best choice though would be to visit your dentist to have the source of the pain diagnosed and treated.

In brief: See dentist

Ibuprofen is a common NSAID that is used often for tooth pain.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also be used. For a more natural approach you can try cloves which have a natural numbing effect. The best choice though would be to visit your dentist to have the source of the pain diagnosed and treated.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Dr. Eyal Simchi
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Go to Dentist

Your dentistvwill quickly analyze your situation and offer you a solution for your pain.
Don't wait call your dentist now!

In brief: Go to Dentist

Your dentistvwill quickly analyze your situation and offer you a solution for your pain.
Don't wait call your dentist now!
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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