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What can I do to numb the tooth pain from gum disease and sinus pressure?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not DIY

This is not a do it yourself project.
You need to see a periodontist (gum specialist) and an otolaryngologist (ear/nose?Throat specialist). Ask your general dentist and your general physician for referrals. Let them treat you to eliminate disease, and teach you how to then remain healthy. There's no pill, salve, spray, adjustment, herb, or incantation that will help. Go get professional help.

In brief: Not DIY

This is not a do it yourself project.
You need to see a periodontist (gum specialist) and an otolaryngologist (ear/nose?Throat specialist). Ask your general dentist and your general physician for referrals. Let them treat you to eliminate disease, and teach you how to then remain healthy. There's no pill, salve, spray, adjustment, herb, or incantation that will help. Go get professional help.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Cary Goldstein
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: See your dentist

Tooth pain from gum disease can only be treated fully by a dentist.
You can floss and brush better but the deeper infection will need professional help. In the meantime, try an otc like zila with Benzocaine and rub that on your gums. It will numb the area topically for about 15 minutes at a time. Alternating 600mg of ibuprofin with extra strength Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours or longer.

In brief: See your dentist

Tooth pain from gum disease can only be treated fully by a dentist.
You can floss and brush better but the deeper infection will need professional help. In the meantime, try an otc like zila with Benzocaine and rub that on your gums. It will numb the area topically for about 15 minutes at a time. Alternating 600mg of ibuprofin with extra strength Aspirin or tylenol (acetaminophen) every 4 hours or longer.
Dr. Cary Goldstein
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Dr. William Gaya
Also discuss with your doctors possibility of sinusitis or trigeminal neuralgia.
Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Go to Doctor

You might be having dental abscess or sinus infection, both require specific antibiotics, waiting and trying to cure it on your own will only make it worse.

In brief: Go to Doctor

You might be having dental abscess or sinus infection, both require specific antibiotics, waiting and trying to cure it on your own will only make it worse.
Dr. Marianna Post
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Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
You may be clenching your teeth as weel. That is another common source for sinus pain.
Dr. Eric Linden
Dentistry - Periodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Are you under the care of a periodontist? You shouldn't be experiencing pain if you are under the care of a qualified specialist.

In brief: See below

Are you under the care of a periodontist? You shouldn't be experiencing pain if you are under the care of a qualified specialist.
Dr. Eric Linden
Dr. Eric Linden
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gum disease

I will address gum disease, but see a dentist! periodontists & dentists will treat first with a scaling & root planing procedure.
If this first step fails to inactivate the periodontal disease, additional scaling & root planing & adding laser treatment may be used. A surgical procedure may be needed if these treatments do not inactivate it. Quarterly periodontal maintenance cleanings are a must.

In brief: Gum disease

I will address gum disease, but see a dentist! periodontists & dentists will treat first with a scaling & root planing procedure.
If this first step fails to inactivate the periodontal disease, additional scaling & root planing & adding laser treatment may be used. A surgical procedure may be needed if these treatments do not inactivate it. Quarterly periodontal maintenance cleanings are a must.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Dentist

See your dentist ASAP. Both problems may be related.

In brief: Dentist

See your dentist ASAP. Both problems may be related.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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