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What is a good way to alleviate tooth pain before you are able to see a dentist.?
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In brief: Multiple ways
There are many different reasons that your teeth could hurt.
Ibuprofen is thebest anti-inflammatory medicine for tooth pain caused by an inflamed nerve. Sensitive toothpaste can help alleviate gumline sensitivity/pain. Fluoride rinse will help harden teeth with eroded enamel., etc. Best treatment is to see your dentist though, they will be able to diagnose exactly what is going on.

In brief: Multiple ways
There are many different reasons that your teeth could hurt.
Ibuprofen is thebest anti-inflammatory medicine for tooth pain caused by an inflamed nerve. Sensitive toothpaste can help alleviate gumline sensitivity/pain. Fluoride rinse will help harden teeth with eroded enamel., etc. Best treatment is to see your dentist though, they will be able to diagnose exactly what is going on.
Dr. Alexander Gamber
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Dr. Michael Shnayder
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pain meds.
Over the counter Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) within the recommended daily dose is your best bet.
Occasional topical solutions can also provide relief as well cold and heating pads.

In brief: Pain meds.
Over the counter Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen) within the recommended daily dose is your best bet.
Occasional topical solutions can also provide relief as well cold and heating pads.
Dr. Michael Shnayder
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Dr. steven Present
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ibuprofen
The most effective analgesic without a prescription for tooth pain is Ibuprofen 400mg to 600mg every four hours.
That is 2 to 3 advil (ibuprofen) tablets. Do not take on an empty stomach and you must check that it does not interact with any other medication you may be taking. Do not take if you have a hypersensitivity to Aspirin or other nsaids.

In brief: Ibuprofen
The most effective analgesic without a prescription for tooth pain is Ibuprofen 400mg to 600mg every four hours.
That is 2 to 3 advil (ibuprofen) tablets. Do not take on an empty stomach and you must check that it does not interact with any other medication you may be taking. Do not take if you have a hypersensitivity to Aspirin or other nsaids.
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: A few things...
Avoid cold and hot foods and liquids and eat on the other side.
Take some over the counter pain medication that you would normally take for a headache.

In brief: A few things...
Avoid cold and hot foods and liquids and eat on the other side.
Take some over the counter pain medication that you would normally take for a headache.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Meds. Behavior
OTC pain meds.
Avoid foods that cause pain like hot, cold or sweet.

In brief: Meds. Behavior
OTC pain meds.
Avoid foods that cause pain like hot, cold or sweet.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
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