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Is it better to use ice or heat on an infected tooth?

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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ice, Ice Baby

Ice is analgesic, anti-inflammatory and reduces swelling.
Heat usually doesn't help in these cases. Make sure you check with your dentist.

In brief: Ice, Ice Baby

Ice is analgesic, anti-inflammatory and reduces swelling.
Heat usually doesn't help in these cases. Make sure you check with your dentist.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ice

Heat should never be used.
Ice can help with an anti-inflammatory effect as well as to provide some slight numbness to the area but a true infection needs to be evaluated and treated by an appropriate treating provider.

In brief: Ice

Heat should never be used.
Ice can help with an anti-inflammatory effect as well as to provide some slight numbness to the area but a true infection needs to be evaluated and treated by an appropriate treating provider.
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
Dr. Martin Schaeffer
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