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What can you do for a painful toothache?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Options
Try otc pain medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin/aleeve/ibuprofen.
Oragel also very effective for tooth ache. Best to do is to see a dentist to find out the cause of the tooth ache instead of just covering it up with pain medications. Salt warm water can also sooth the gum.

In brief: Options
Try otc pain medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin/aleeve/ibuprofen.
Oragel also very effective for tooth ache. Best to do is to see a dentist to find out the cause of the tooth ache instead of just covering it up with pain medications. Salt warm water can also sooth the gum.
Dr. Alvin Mathew
Dr. Alvin Mathew
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Dr. J.Todd Martin
Call your dentist
3 doctors agree
In brief: Have tooth fixed
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: Have tooth fixed
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
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Dr. Louis Sterling
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
In brief: See a dentist
Toothache is a symptom of a severe problem with a tooth (or gum).
While taking an otc analgesic like tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or Aspirin may provide temporary pain relief, you need to see a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment of your toothache.

In brief: See a dentist
Toothache is a symptom of a severe problem with a tooth (or gum).
While taking an otc analgesic like tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or Aspirin may provide temporary pain relief, you need to see a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment of your toothache.
Dr. Louis Sterling
Dr. Louis Sterling
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