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What can I use for toothache if I don't have a doctor?
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2 doctors agree
In brief: OTC pain meds..
.. for a day or two until you find a dentist.
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: OTC pain meds..
.. for a day or two until you find a dentist.
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. Louis Sterling
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Find a dentist
A toothache means you have a problem requiring professional dental care.
Until you get to a dentist, you can try an otc analgesic like advil, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin. Follow label directions.

In brief: Find a dentist
A toothache means you have a problem requiring professional dental care.
Until you get to a dentist, you can try an otc analgesic like advil, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aspirin. Follow label directions.
Dr. Louis Sterling
Dr. Louis Sterling
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Meds. Dentist
OTC meds until dental appointment/ Problem won't go away on it's own.

In brief: Meds. Dentist
OTC meds until dental appointment/ Problem won't go away on it's own.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ice, antibiotics
Toothache is usually due to bacterial infiltration of the tooth root.
It is strikingly painful but the pain will markedly lessen if you put ice of the tooth. You cannot do this for long as it does not treat the cause. Anti-pain medication can help but you need to see a dentist who can prescribe antibiotics and either remove the decay or recommend a root canal treatment.

In brief: Ice, antibiotics
Toothache is usually due to bacterial infiltration of the tooth root.
It is strikingly painful but the pain will markedly lessen if you put ice of the tooth. You cannot do this for long as it does not treat the cause. Anti-pain medication can help but you need to see a dentist who can prescribe antibiotics and either remove the decay or recommend a root canal treatment.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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