11 doctors weighed in:
What can I do for a tooth ache?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pain treatment.
A persistent tooth ache needs to be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider. Untreated it can potentially lead to more serious conditions.

In brief: Pain treatment.
A persistent tooth ache needs to be evaluated by an appropriately trained provider. Untreated it can potentially lead to more serious conditions.
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Home remedies?
This is a tough one.
Certainly non-steriodals like Ibuprofen can help to take the edge off the pain. Sometimes a tooth ache is transient, or fleeting. However, there are times when there is indeed a problem that requires care. In these cases Ibuprofen may make the discomfort more tolerably but will not remove the cause of the problem. Seeing a dentist is best in these cases.

In brief: Home remedies?
This is a tough one.
Certainly non-steriodals like Ibuprofen can help to take the edge off the pain. Sometimes a tooth ache is transient, or fleeting. However, there are times when there is indeed a problem that requires care. In these cases Ibuprofen may make the discomfort more tolerably but will not remove the cause of the problem. Seeing a dentist is best in these cases.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See dentist
Dental pain can be caused by hypersensitivity, but may also represent a cavity or more serious infection surrounding the tooth.

In brief: See dentist
Dental pain can be caused by hypersensitivity, but may also represent a cavity or more serious infection surrounding the tooth.
Dr. Neil Giddings
Dr. Neil Giddings
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Garrett Caldwell
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Toothache
If you have a toothache you can see your dentist! a toothache untreated can lead to abscesses and serious infections.
Also you can get periodontal disease. Bad oral hygiene can lead to stroke, heart attack, endocarditis and other problems from bacteria and emboli.

In brief: Toothache
If you have a toothache you can see your dentist! a toothache untreated can lead to abscesses and serious infections.
Also you can get periodontal disease. Bad oral hygiene can lead to stroke, heart attack, endocarditis and other problems from bacteria and emboli.
Garrett Caldwell
Garrett Caldwell
Answer assisted by Garrett Caldwell, Medical Student
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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Combo
Take 3 advil and 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hrs if u are over 150 lb.
Oil of cloves works well too! oh and seeing a dentist asap would be the best choice.

In brief: Combo
Take 3 advil and 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hrs if u are over 150 lb.
Oil of cloves works well too! oh and seeing a dentist asap would be the best choice.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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In brief: Pain is a good!
Especially with teeth but true with the whole body in general.
Pain is a good indicator something is wrong. You put your hand in a fire, it hurts, you pull it out, further damage averted! your tooth is no different, pain usually means you have issues that needs attention and should not be ignored. Please find a dentist to help you, the pain will likely get worse till you do.

In brief: Pain is a good!
Especially with teeth but true with the whole body in general.
Pain is a good indicator something is wrong. You put your hand in a fire, it hurts, you pull it out, further damage averted! your tooth is no different, pain usually means you have issues that needs attention and should not be ignored. Please find a dentist to help you, the pain will likely get worse till you do.
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
Dr. Hetesh Ranchod -- Dr. Ranch
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