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What can I do for a toothache? The back of the mouth looks to be swollen and it hurts really bad

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In brief: Toothache Remedy

A remedy is something that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder; a healing medicine, application, or treatment.
Other than OTC pain meds, there are no DIY treatments to replace proper dental care. Please call a dentist for an appointment. In addition, the pain meds do not solve your problem, they just prolong your agony.

In brief: Toothache Remedy

A remedy is something that cures or relieves a disease or bodily disorder; a healing medicine, application, or treatment.
Other than OTC pain meds, there are no DIY treatments to replace proper dental care. Please call a dentist for an appointment. In addition, the pain meds do not solve your problem, they just prolong your agony.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
5 doctors agree

In brief: See a dentist ASAP

A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck.
Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See any dentist ASAP.

In brief: See a dentist ASAP

A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck.
Dentist will treat a tooth abscess by draining it and getting rid of the infection. See any dentist ASAP.
Dr. Paul Grin
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Get to a dentist

Taking meds or any other DIY "remedies" will not get to the source of your problem. You need to have an xray and an exam with a dentist asap

In brief: Get to a dentist

Taking meds or any other DIY "remedies" will not get to the source of your problem. You need to have an xray and an exam with a dentist asap
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Abscess

Likely dental and soft tissue abscess.
See DDS ASAP.

In brief: Abscess

Likely dental and soft tissue abscess.
See DDS ASAP.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Is

Is it a toothache or a sore throat? Rinse with warm salt water. If it hurts worse, its a sore throat.
If it feels better- it may be a toothache. Sore thoat- call your physician. Toothache- call your dentist. Either way follow dr. Mccloud's suggestion and take pain medication until they can see you.

In brief: Is

Is it a toothache or a sore throat? Rinse with warm salt water. If it hurts worse, its a sore throat.
If it feels better- it may be a toothache. Sore thoat- call your physician. Toothache- call your dentist. Either way follow dr. Mccloud's suggestion and take pain medication until they can see you.
Dr. Alan Zweig
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Dr. Neil McLeod
This is good advice!
Dr. Neil McLeod
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
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In brief: First

First take an advil and a tylenol, (acetaminophen) do it now and then brush and floss really well and press on the swollen area even though it hurts.
Next call your dentist and ask him to see you first thing in the morning. He is waiting for you now! dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - qulaity that counts.

In brief: First

First take an advil and a tylenol, (acetaminophen) do it now and then brush and floss really well and press on the swollen area even though it hurts.
Next call your dentist and ask him to see you first thing in the morning. He is waiting for you now! dr neil mcleod dds dentistry that lasts - qulaity that counts.
Dr. Neil McLeod
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Cocoa, Swelling

Cocoa, swelling tends to be a sign of infection.
Infection can be painful, spread and has the potential to be life threatening. See your dentist first thing! hope this is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313 www.Dentistryatsuburbansquare.Com.

In brief: Cocoa, Swelling

Cocoa, swelling tends to be a sign of infection.
Infection can be painful, spread and has the potential to be life threatening. See your dentist first thing! hope this is helpful, michael i. Wollock, dmd, agd fellow dentistry at suburban square 610-649-0313 www.Dentistryatsuburbansquare.Com.
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