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Is there a home treatment/remedy for an infected tooth?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Only temporary

Clove oil/anbesol or similar otc preps can ease pain temporarily; nsaids like aspirin/motrin/aleve/etc (if your stomach tolerates them & you're not on a blood thinner) can further reduce pain & inflammation, but for definitive relief, you should see a dentist for treatment; antibiotics may be sufficient, but if there is significant decay, the tooth will need additional work (filling/root canal/.

In brief: Only temporary

Clove oil/anbesol or similar otc preps can ease pain temporarily; nsaids like aspirin/motrin/aleve/etc (if your stomach tolerates them & you're not on a blood thinner) can further reduce pain & inflammation, but for definitive relief, you should see a dentist for treatment; antibiotics may be sufficient, but if there is significant decay, the tooth will need additional work (filling/root canal/.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
...extraction) Swishing (do NOT swallow) Listerine or Scope in your mouth may help reduce the number of bacteria and also temporarily reduce pain
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Not really

Drug stores carry some numbing gels that help some with the pain, but not the infection.
You should really see a dentist to get it treated.

In brief: Not really

Drug stores carry some numbing gels that help some with the pain, but not the infection.
You should really see a dentist to get it treated.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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