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What can you do immediately for a very painful toothache?

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Dr. J.Todd Martin
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: See a Dentist

The best thing you can do when you have tooth pain is see your dentist.
You can take Ibuprofen to help with the discomfort before you go, but you need to see a dentist.

In brief: See a Dentist

The best thing you can do when you have tooth pain is see your dentist.
You can take Ibuprofen to help with the discomfort before you go, but you need to see a dentist.
Dr. J.Todd Martin
Dr. J.Todd Martin
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: OTC pain meds

And then call a dentist for an emergency appointment.

In brief: OTC pain meds

And then call a dentist for an emergency appointment.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. James Marx
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A NSAID

Nsaids like motrin, Aleve (naproxen) and even Aspirin can relieve this pain.
Usually toothaches result from an infection near or in the tooth. These infections usually respond to old fashioned penicillin tablets. When you eliminate the cause of the infection, the pain goes away pretty fast. For some people acupuncture is very effective but it doesn't take away the cause of the pain.

In brief: A NSAID

Nsaids like motrin, Aleve (naproxen) and even Aspirin can relieve this pain.
Usually toothaches result from an infection near or in the tooth. These infections usually respond to old fashioned penicillin tablets. When you eliminate the cause of the infection, the pain goes away pretty fast. For some people acupuncture is very effective but it doesn't take away the cause of the pain.
Dr. James Marx
Dr. James Marx
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: OTC meds, dentist

OTC pain meds until dental appointment today.

In brief: OTC meds, dentist

OTC pain meds until dental appointment today.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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