Dental

Ask a Dentist. Get Answers to Your Dental Questions.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dental

Can't sleep due to horrible periodic stabbing pains in

Customer Question
cavity's - I don't...
Can't sleep due to horrible periodic stabbing pains in cavity's - I don't have insurance, but I do have a bottle of azithromycin 500mg (still fresh til next year) - will this at least help with infection/pain til I can go to dentist??
JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: I've had tooth problems for 2 years now - ibuprfren dosen't touch the pain at all, i usually have to ride it out...it's only here and there though - can go long periods without pain, but it's bad right now - couldnt sleep at all last night, and I need at least something/remedy or treatment to keep pain at bay..I've got to be able to sleep to work, etc..kinda of scared and don't know what to do
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dental
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dental Question
Answered in 6 minutes by:
11/22/2016
Dentist: Dr. G, Dentist replied 1 year ago
Dr. G
Dr. G, Dentist
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 132
Experience: OMS
Verified

Hi. Assuming you are not experiencing any swelling or fever your best option would be to apply eugenol from "red cross toothache kit" to the individual tooth or teeth that are bothering you - can be found in your local drug stores. I am concerned with the sudden increase in pain your are experiencing. This can indicate the start of a serious infection.

Azithromycin does offer some coverage against oral bacteria but it is not the best option. The best option, of course, is to be seen asap by an dentist and evaluated with a full treatment plan. Many offer payment plans if finances are an issue. If you have any swelling develop or fever or pain worsens further you will need to proceed to you local ER asap for IV antibiotics and possible extraction of the source tooth or teeth. Please let me know if there is anything else I can answer for you.

Ask Your Own Dental Question
Dentist: Dr. G, Dentist replied 1 year ago

Also may I ask if you have any existing medical conditions such as diabetes or immunologically compromising medications (steroids, rheumatoid arthritis meds, etc)? This can cause infection to spread rapidly and woudl necessitate immediate treatment.

Ask Your Own Dental Question
Ask Dr. G Your Own Question
Dr. G
Dr. G
Dr. G, Dentist
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 132
132 Satisfied Customers
Experience: OMS

Dr. G is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

I have been dealing with an extremely serious health crisis for over three years, and one your physicians asked me more questions, gave me more answers and encouragement than a dozen different doctors who have been treating me!!

Janet VPhoenix, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Mark Bornfeld, DDS

Mark Bornfeld, DDS

Dentist

5,765 satisfied customers

Clinical instructor, NYU College of Dentistry; 37 years private practice experience in general dentistry, member Academy of General Dentistry, ADA, American Academy of Oral Medicine

Dr. Alex

Dr. Alex

Dentist

1,607 satisfied customers

I am a General Dentist and founder of the American School of Dental Assisting

Dr. George McKee

Dr. George McKee

Dentist

1,392 satisfied customers

Licensed dentist with 30 years clinical experience in general practice and cosmetic reconstruction.

Dr. Girish

Dr. Girish

Dentist

788 satisfied customers

19 years of clinical experience in all phases of Dentistry.

Julian Chen

Julian Chen

Dentist

567 satisfied customers

Practicing General Dentist since 2002

Dr. Winterholler

Dr. Winterholler

Dentist

266 satisfied customers

4 years Private Practice, Heavy emphasis on Cosmetic Dentistry and Implants, Top 10% of Dental Class

Dr. Mitch

Dr. Mitch

Dentist

211 satisfied customers

DMD General Dentist Private Practice Over 20 yrs.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dental Questions
I had a cavity, on the X-ray, it did not seem to get to the
Hi, I had a cavity, on the X-ray, it did not seem to get to the nerve but when my dentist dig the cavity he got close to the nerve which is exposed. He said I need a root canal then, but I wanted time… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,904 satisfied customers
I had a toothache 4 weeks ago. Extremely painful. Dentist
I had a toothache 4 weeks ago. Extremely painful. Dentist did a partial root canal and temporary crown for the abcess. Recovered ok. This week I had the root canal second part. First day after was fin… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,683 satisfied customers
Any dentists? A lower molar with an infection broke off the
Any dentists? A lower molar with an infection broke off the other day Can't get the VA to respond. I had been a little sore. Until I can get it pulled, what kind of antibiotic is normally used for. Is… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,683 satisfied customers
Having a severe toothache. Over the counter medicines are
Having a severe toothache. Over the counter medicines are only barely working ..... aspirin not working. Bottom left jaw. I have some extra amox clav from a previous sickness. Should I take them ? … read more
Sean C
Sean C
Dr
DMD
17 satisfied customers
I have an infection in my lower rear tooth. My dentist gave
I have an infection in my lower rear tooth. My dentist gave me antibiotics on Friday so I've just taken 3 days worth and the pain feels like it's getting worse. What should I do ? … read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,904 satisfied customers
I have a fractured #14 molar which is infected. My dentist
I have a fractured #14 molar which is infected. My dentist recommended that I get an inplant so he referred me to an oral surgeon. The oral surgeon has said their is so much lost jaw bone a graft is n… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,683 satisfied customers
I've had a toothache on and off for months. When I visit my
I've had a toothache on and off for months. When I visit my dentist or endodontist they each take x-rays and say I have a tiny crack that is resting on a nerve which is causing discomfort in my jaw ar… read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
340 satisfied customers
My dentist found a mol on tooth #5. how can you get a cavity
my dentist found a mol on tooth #5. how can you get a cavity on the smooth side where the tongue is on that tooth? feels weird to me.… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,683 satisfied customers
I am in an amazing amount of pain from a toothache...I'm
I am in an amazing amount of pain from a toothache...I'm taking Motrin and applying Oragel until I can see my dentist tomorrow. The Motrin and Oragel are not working...what else can I do...this is awf… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,683 satisfied customers
My dentist told me that I had an infection at tooth number
My dentist told me that I had an infection at tooth number #3. My dentist then took x-rays of all my teeth. My dentist then told me that the infection had spread from tooth #3 to tooth #4 (which later… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,904 satisfied customers
I recently had toothache due to an infection and was
I recently had toothache due to an infection and was prescribed amoxicillin for 7 days. I haven't responded to the antibiotic of 1g twice daily, and today I'm feeling some odd sensations in my chin an… read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
340 satisfied customers
I'm in terrible pain in my tooth no dental insurance and not
I'm in terrible pain in my tooth no dental insurance and not much money … read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,683 satisfied customers
If a dentist found a cyst while removing and infected tooth
If a dentist found a cyst while removing and infected tooth and preparing for an implant should they tell the patient that they had to remove a cyst? … read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
1,904 satisfied customers
I'm not sure if this is a cavity or tooth infection my gum
I'm not sure if this is a cavity or tooth infection my gum around the tooth looms normal. I went to the dentist about a month or two ago and they said everything was fine but I have a tooth ache on th… read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
340 satisfied customers
I'm not sure if this is a cavity or tooth infection? My gum
I'm not sure if this is a cavity or tooth infection? My gum around my back left tooth look normal, there was some pain when eating when food got stuck in it and hurts some now. I went to the dentist a… read more
Lara Coseo
Lara Coseo
Owner
Doctor of Dental Surgery
340 satisfied customers
I was to dentist for toothache today. Told him I had pain on
I was to dentist for toothache today. Told him I had pain on roof of my mouth too. He said I will need it pulled and scheduled it for Monday. Since then I have gotten a giant lump on the roof of my mo… read more
Just Dental Truths!
Just Dental Truths!
Dentist
Doctoral Degree
1,092 satisfied customers
My sister had a severe toothache, the dentist did. X-ray
My sister had a severe toothache, the dentist did. X-ray found nothing still continued on doing the root canal. At first my sister said it's the tooth beside it that hurts but the dentist didn't liste… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist / Anesthesiologist
Doctoral Degree
3,683 satisfied customers
I went to dentist on yesterday for a major toothache, it
I went to dentist on yesterday for a major toothache, it started 2 weeks ago with a rocking headache then couple days later that's when the pain hit me on my left side of mouth its so intense my face … read more
Dr. Behere
Dr. Behere
Practicing Dental Surgeon
Master\u0027s Degree
2,843 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x