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What should I do for a tooth ace?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: See a dentist ASAP

Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help briefly with the pain, as can an ice pack held against the jaw, or sometimes drinking a hot drink like tea.
Problem is, that doesn't correct the underlying cause, which usually something serious like a cavity, an abscess, or a cracked tooth that needs to be treated. See a dentist as soon as you can.

In brief: See a dentist ASAP

Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) can help briefly with the pain, as can an ice pack held against the jaw, or sometimes drinking a hot drink like tea.
Problem is, that doesn't correct the underlying cause, which usually something serious like a cavity, an abscess, or a cracked tooth that needs to be treated. See a dentist as soon as you can.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry

In brief: Exam and treat

See your dentist as soon as possible to determine the source of your tooth pain.
The dentist will take xrays and do a thorough exam. A tooth ache is most likely due to a cavity. Treatment can be as simple as a small filling or if worse a root canal. Until you can get to the dentist, try otc analgesics such as advil (ibuprofen) for pain control.

In brief: Exam and treat

See your dentist as soon as possible to determine the source of your tooth pain.
The dentist will take xrays and do a thorough exam. A tooth ache is most likely due to a cavity. Treatment can be as simple as a small filling or if worse a root canal. Until you can get to the dentist, try otc analgesics such as advil (ibuprofen) for pain control.
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