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What stop a toothache?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Get it fixed.

The only definitive treatment is to get the problem fixed.
There are things that can be done prior to help with symptoms, including topic medications, pain medications, and possibly antibiotics. The key is to get into a dentist asap to get the problem addressed.

In brief: Get it fixed.

The only definitive treatment is to get the problem fixed.
There are things that can be done prior to help with symptoms, including topic medications, pain medications, and possibly antibiotics. The key is to get into a dentist asap to get the problem addressed.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Dr. Ryan Stanton
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Dental treatment

There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth.
No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Toothaches need to be treated locally by a dentist, someone who has years of experience treating these conditions. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. Please don't delay, the pain may soon be unbearable.

In brief: Dental treatment

There are no home remedies or cures for rotten teeth.
No magic pills or rinses or mouthwashes. Toothaches need to be treated locally by a dentist, someone who has years of experience treating these conditions. The sooner you call the sooner you will feel better. Please don't delay, the pain may soon be unbearable.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Jerry Gordon
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dental treatment

Dental treatment is the only reliable way to stop toothache pain.
In most cases, a root canal or tooth extraction is needed. Until you get to the dentist, over-the-counter pain killers like advil (ibuprofen) can be helpful.

In brief: Dental treatment

Dental treatment is the only reliable way to stop toothache pain.
In most cases, a root canal or tooth extraction is needed. Until you get to the dentist, over-the-counter pain killers like advil (ibuprofen) can be helpful.
Dr. Jerry Gordon
Dr. Jerry Gordon
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Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Toothache

See a dentist and get an exam to see what options you have for a toothache based on the etiology of your problem

In brief: Toothache

See a dentist and get an exam to see what options you have for a toothache based on the etiology of your problem
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dr. Kevin Nail
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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: This depends...

For temporary relief, if you can tolerate it, Ibuprofen works well.
However, that will not fix the problem. Although many would prefer a home remedy I do not see this working effectively for a toothache. It is best to see a dentist who can identify the source of the problem and can offer solutions from which to select. If you do not have a dentist, searching online reviews can be very helpful.

In brief: This depends...

For temporary relief, if you can tolerate it, Ibuprofen works well.
However, that will not fix the problem. Although many would prefer a home remedy I do not see this working effectively for a toothache. It is best to see a dentist who can identify the source of the problem and can offer solutions from which to select. If you do not have a dentist, searching online reviews can be very helpful.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Fix it

Ho to the dentist and get it diagnosised and get it fixed.

In brief: Fix it

Ho to the dentist and get it diagnosised and get it fixed.
Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dr. Richard Charmoy
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Dentist

Dental exam will diagnose problem. Then have it treated.

In brief: Dentist

Dental exam will diagnose problem. Then have it treated.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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