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What can I do to stop my lip from swelling due to a toothache? All the dentists are close this 2 days and open until monday.

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Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
5 doctors agree

In brief: Infection

Sounds like you have an infection and you need to be on an antibiotic.
Go to the hospital er and let them give you a prescription. Then see your dentist as soon as possible.

In brief: Infection

Sounds like you have an infection and you need to be on an antibiotic.
Go to the hospital er and let them give you a prescription. Then see your dentist as soon as possible.
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not much

Advil (ibuprofen) (follow pkg directions) and cold compresses may help reduce swelling, but you really need professional dental help to control infection.
This isn't a do-it-yourself situation. Find a dentist, endodontist (root canal specialist), or oral surgeon and go in for an appointment.

In brief: Not much

Advil (ibuprofen) (follow pkg directions) and cold compresses may help reduce swelling, but you really need professional dental help to control infection.
This isn't a do-it-yourself situation. Find a dentist, endodontist (root canal specialist), or oral surgeon and go in for an appointment.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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2 comments
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
There are 24/7 emergency dental centers in some cities. Considering the pain, suffering and risk to your overall systemic health, you should find one and go immediately! Do not go to a Hospital ER, as the vast majority aren't equipped to treat dental emergencies! Only go to an ER if swelling starts to block your ability to breath or you spike a high fever. Go and find that dentist ...NOW!
Dr. Bruce Pope
While an urgent care or hospital ER are not cost effective and usually cannot provide definitive care they can get you started on antibiotics and offer pain relief until a dentist office is open.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Use your fingers

To put pressure in the area of swelling.
It will hurt but may cause some of the swelling fluids to be expresses outward. Then get immediate treatment.

In brief: Use your fingers

To put pressure in the area of swelling.
It will hurt but may cause some of the swelling fluids to be expresses outward. Then get immediate treatment.
Dr. Theodore Ritota
Dr. Theodore Ritota
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Dr. April Ziegele
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Ice

Swelling is a sign of a serious problem and should be treated as such.
If you have any trouble swallowing or breathing, you should go to the er right away. Otherwise, use ice compresses to help with the swelling and see your dentist right away!

In brief: Ice

Swelling is a sign of a serious problem and should be treated as such.
If you have any trouble swallowing or breathing, you should go to the er right away. Otherwise, use ice compresses to help with the swelling and see your dentist right away!
Dr. April Ziegele
Dr. April Ziegele
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