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What can l take for a toothache? I have a tooth with a big filling for 30years that is cracked on the outside. I can't see dentist for a week.

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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
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In brief: Advil or Naproxen

Ibuprofen or Naproxen seem to be the best over-the-counter medications for dental pain.
However, they never cure the problem. Teeth aren't supposed to hurt. You should see a dentist and get the tooth fixed or removed asap. Masking the pain with meds can only hold you for a while. Usually the condition continues to get worse. Avoid chewing on that tooth so it doesn't break any more. Good luck.

In brief: Advil or Naproxen

Ibuprofen or Naproxen seem to be the best over-the-counter medications for dental pain.
However, they never cure the problem. Teeth aren't supposed to hurt. You should see a dentist and get the tooth fixed or removed asap. Masking the pain with meds can only hold you for a while. Usually the condition continues to get worse. Avoid chewing on that tooth so it doesn't break any more. Good luck.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: OTC nsaid

Advil/ibuprofen/Nuprin wil take the edge off, but will not fix the problem. Take exactly as directed.
..don't overdose. Remove all stress from the tooth (don't chew/bite on it, soft diet, nothing real hot/cold) until you can get in to see your Dentist. The longer you wait, the greater the chance the frat sure will expand. In this situation, time is not your friend.

In brief: OTC nsaid

Advil/ibuprofen/Nuprin wil take the edge off, but will not fix the problem. Take exactly as directed.
..don't overdose. Remove all stress from the tooth (don't chew/bite on it, soft diet, nothing real hot/cold) until you can get in to see your Dentist. The longer you wait, the greater the chance the frat sure will expand. In this situation, time is not your friend.
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In brief: OTC Pain meds

Whatever you take for a headache.

In brief: OTC Pain meds

Whatever you take for a headache.
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