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How do I get rid of a really bad toothache?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Really bad toothache

The most effective way to get rid of a really bad toothache is to see your dentist and find and treat the cause of the toothache.
A cavity, cracked tooth, significant gum disease, exposed tooth root can be the source of the pain/ ache you are experiencing. Ear and sinus issues and sometimes heart problems can cause a toothache or jaw pain. Temporarily, pain medicine helps.

In brief: Really bad toothache

The most effective way to get rid of a really bad toothache is to see your dentist and find and treat the cause of the toothache.
A cavity, cracked tooth, significant gum disease, exposed tooth root can be the source of the pain/ ache you are experiencing. Ear and sinus issues and sometimes heart problems can cause a toothache or jaw pain. Temporarily, pain medicine helps.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Dental Care

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 Care

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. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You don't

Your Dentist does.
Pain is a signal from your body to your brain that there's something really very wrong. An infected tooth can be debilitating and even life threatening. Please call aDentist NOW. There's nothing you can do at home that will substitute for what the Dentist spent all those years of education and experience learning to do to help you.

In brief: You don't

Your Dentist does.
Pain is a signal from your body to your brain that there's something really very wrong. An infected tooth can be debilitating and even life threatening. Please call aDentist NOW. There's nothing you can do at home that will substitute for what the Dentist spent all those years of education and experience learning to do to help you.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Dentistry - Endodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See your dentist

Relaly, this is the best, fastest, safest, and surest way to get rid of a toochache.

In brief: See your dentist

Relaly, this is the best, fastest, safest, and surest way to get rid of a toochache.
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
Dr. Nishan Odabashian
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management

In brief: Visit a dentist

for for a complete oral examination, x-ray and to determine the cause.
Anyone with a toothache should see a dentist because it will not go away on its own. Good luck.

In brief: Visit a dentist

for for a complete oral examination, x-ray and to determine the cause.
Anyone with a toothache should see a dentist because it will not go away on its own. Good luck.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Bruce Terry
Dentistry - Endodontics

In brief: Try oil of clove

Home remedies include oil of clove or ambesol.
Medications like advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) can work in alternating dosage. But the best option is usually to see a dentist. You may have an infection that requires antiobiotics and treatment.

In brief: Try oil of clove

Home remedies include oil of clove or ambesol.
Medications like advil and tylenol (acetaminophen) can work in alternating dosage. But the best option is usually to see a dentist. You may have an infection that requires antiobiotics and treatment.
Dr. Bruce Terry
Dr. Bruce Terry
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