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How can I get rid of a headache due to a toothache?
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Jaw precautions
Start with an antiinflammatory medication such as alleve, Motrin or advil, (ibuprofen) ice the area that hurts, adopt a soft diet and then make an appointment with a dentist asap.

In brief: Jaw precautions
Start with an antiinflammatory medication such as alleve, Motrin or advil, (ibuprofen) ice the area that hurts, adopt a soft diet and then make an appointment with a dentist asap.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Fix toothache
Most likely your headache is referred pain from the bad tooth.
You need to address the toothache. You may have to start with antibiotics for the tooth, then what ever that can be done to fix the tooth such as root canal or pulling the tooth ot other. Hopefully this will take care of the ha. I would not delay treating the tooth. Get antibiotics now and see dentist as soon as possible.

In brief: Fix toothache
Most likely your headache is referred pain from the bad tooth.
You need to address the toothache. You may have to start with antibiotics for the tooth, then what ever that can be done to fix the tooth such as root canal or pulling the tooth ot other. Hopefully this will take care of the ha. I would not delay treating the tooth. Get antibiotics now and see dentist as soon as possible.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Stan Shih
Dentistry
In brief: Ibuprofen
Ibuprofen (brand names include motrin, advil) are very effective for toothaches.
If Ibuprofen isn't enough to reduce the pain even temporarily, call a dentist. Most dentists would consider this an emergency and should be able to evaluate you within 24 hours.

In brief: Ibuprofen
Ibuprofen (brand names include motrin, advil) are very effective for toothaches.
If Ibuprofen isn't enough to reduce the pain even temporarily, call a dentist. Most dentists would consider this an emergency and should be able to evaluate you within 24 hours.
Dr. Stan Shih
Dr. Stan Shih
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