Dr. Robert Devin
Dentistry

In brief: Toothpain swelling

The body fights infection as best it can.
The end of tooth pain does not mean the infection is gone but hiding. It will return worse than before. The infection will go north into the head or south into the heart and other organs. Seek professional help now.

In brief: Toothpain swelling

The body fights infection as best it can.
The end of tooth pain does not mean the infection is gone but hiding. It will return worse than before. The infection will go north into the head or south into the heart and other organs. Seek professional help now.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Infected tooth

This requires a trip to the dentist.
There is no doubt a cavity which has extended into the tooth root causing the pain. This will recur if untreated and may risk the loss of the tooth. Just because it is feeling a little better after two days, is not reason to ignore it. In the meantime, use systemic analgesics like tylenol (acetaminophen) and suck on ice cubes on top of the tooth to relieve the pain.

In brief: Infected tooth

This requires a trip to the dentist.
There is no doubt a cavity which has extended into the tooth root causing the pain. This will recur if untreated and may risk the loss of the tooth. Just because it is feeling a little better after two days, is not reason to ignore it. In the meantime, use systemic analgesics like tylenol (acetaminophen) and suck on ice cubes on top of the tooth to relieve the pain.
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