Dental

Ask a dentist. Get answers to your dental questions.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

I have a tooth ache and I can't get a dentist right away.

I have a tooth...

I have a tooth ache and I can't get a dentist right away. I've used oral gel and did a salt water rinse but nothing helps the pain but ice cold water helps it for a few seconds

Doctor's Assistant: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?

No

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dental Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
3/25/2018
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent)
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 3,985
Experience: Dentist and Anesthesiologist for 38 years.Anesthesiology Fellow-Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.Evaluator for Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.
Verified

Please stand by. I am reviewing your question and will get back to you shortly.Feel free to ask about anything that is unclear.

Ask Your Own Dental Question

Do you have any swelling?

Ask Your Own Dental Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
A little bit but not to much my gums just feel tender

Clove oil placed directly on the tooth can give some temporary relief but it sounds like you have a tooth that is dying so you will need to get on an antibiotic ASAP. In the meantime taking ibuprofen 600 and alternating that every four hours with tylenol 1000 mg.

Ask Your Own Dental Question

Most dentists have a 24 hour emergency line and can call in some penicillin for you. You will need 500 mg every 6 hours.

Ask Your Own Dental Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I don't have a regular dentist I see. I have appointment set but they won't be able to see me till Friday

Rinsing with some 3% hydrogen peroxide diluted 1:1 every four hours can also help keep the area clean and may provide some drainage. There are lots of dentists out there and if you let them know that you have an emergency,they should be able to get you in. Getting you on an antibiotic should be possible within the next 24 hours.Just let them know that you have an emergency.

Ask Your Own Dental Question
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok thank you

You are welcome. I hope that you feel better soon

Ask Your Own Dental Question

Please leave a rating when you get a chance. We get no credit for our time without one . Thanks

Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent)
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 3,985
Experience: Dentist and Anesthesiologist for 38 years.Anesthesiology Fellow-Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.Evaluator for Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.
Verified
Dr. Katz and 87 other Dental Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dentistLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Katz Your Own Question
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz, Dentist (DDS or equivalent)
Category: Dental
Satisfied Customers: 3,985
3,985 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Dentist and Anesthesiologist for 38 years.Anesthesiology Fellow-Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.Evaluator for Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners.

Dr. Katz 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

5,789 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've developed a horrible earache in my right ear today.
I've developed a horrible earache in my right ear today. it's worse when I breathe in deeply. im also getting mild twinges of pain in my jaw. I had an abcessed tooth extracted just under 3 weeks ago a… read more
Dr Ray
Dr Ray
Retired Dentist
Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
I bit on a hard piece of crust on my back teeth last Monday
Hi I bit on a hard piece of crust on my back teeth last Monday and since then I've had this horrible toothache. It feels like it pulsating and I have sharp pain through the bottom of my jaw. The pain … read more
Dr. Josh
Dr. Josh
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Resident
Doctor of Dental Surgery
136 satisfied customers
I think i have two upper side by side molars that are
I think i have two upper side by side molars that are infected, on is broken, and the pain is worse than anything ever! now my cheek is swollen and it feels like my sinus around my nose is numb, … read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist (DDS or equivalent)
Doctoral Degree
3,985 satisfied customers
I have a sensitivity in my upper right teeth. And a tender
Hello, I have a sensitivity in my upper right teeth. And a tender sore spot in the place where my upper right wisdom tooth was removed - thoughts ? … read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
2,394 satisfied customers
I know I have a tooth that needs to be pulled but it is not
I know I have a tooth that needs to be pulled but it is not causing me any pain... but I woke up this morning with a swollen jaw... right along the jaw bone - on the outside of my mouth. It seems to h… read more
Dr. Katz
Dr. Katz
Dentist (DDS or equivalent)
Doctoral Degree
3,985 satisfied customers
I feel a slight bump on my hard palate and when I press on
I feel a slight bump on my hard palate and when I press on it with my tongue I feel tooth root pain of the upper molars … read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
2,394 satisfied customers
Temp crown in place 3wks. Perm ready but had to delay dental
Temp crown in place 3wks. Perm ready but had to delay dental appt due to family illness. Tooth starting aching last night and now 24hrs later really achy & throbbing. Tried 300mg ibuprofen and anbesol… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
2,394 satisfied customers
I have pain in my lower right back tooth - my dentist
I have pain in my lower right back tooth - my dentist confirmed it is not a cavity. He gave me pain meds but it does not go away. I called two specialists and they can not see me till mid June. I have… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
2,394 satisfied customers
My gums above my two front teeth are slightly swollen. Above
My gums above my two front teeth are slightly swollen. Above one tooth I have a small clear, hard painless bump. What could it be?… read more
Dr Matthew Kremser
Dr Matthew Kremser
Family and Cosmetic Dentist
DDS
220 satisfied customers
I have a severe toothache that has spread to my jaw. I saw a
I have a severe toothache that has spread to my jaw. I saw a dentist this morning and he gave me antibiotics and hydrocodone. The pain meds have done nothing to dull the pain and now my lip is partial… read more
Root Canal Doctor
Root Canal Doctor
Doctoral Degree
2,394 satisfied customers
I've had this broken tooth for about 2 years, it's been semi
I've had this broken tooth for about 2 years, it's been semi hurting for a few months now, (no insurance) and It's been to the point now that hurts alot, I think the nerve is exposed and I see a denti… read more
Dr. Peel
Dr. Peel
Dental Surgeon
Doctoral Degree
981 satisfied customers
My tooth has been hurting for like a week now, and it
My tooth has been hurting for like a week now, and it sensitive to cold drinks like ice water and some foods. I have tried taking Tylenol and Ibprofen for pain but it still hurts and it is causing my … read more
Dr. Peel
Dr. Peel
Dental Surgeon
Doctoral Degree
981 satisfied customers
I am a 28-yr-old female with a slight problem. Months ago I
I am a 28-yr-old female with a slight problem. Months ago I had a failed root canal tooth removed from my lower right jaw, and I have yet to get an implant. The problem is that the tooth next to it (i… read more
Mark Bornfeld, DDS
Mark Bornfeld, DDS
Dentist
Doctoral Degree
5,789 satisfied customers
It has been a stuggle week fo me cuz my mouth still in
it has been a stuggle week fo me cuz my mouth still in active with full of blood the dentist i went 2 at first said i needed two back lower teeth removed because it is affective so they showed me the … read more
Dr. AL
Dr. AL
Dr.
Doctoral Degree
144 satisfied customers
Two days ago after eating steak I felt a piece of meat
Two days ago after eating steak I felt a piece of meat (bottom jaw left side) lodged behind my back tooth. On Friday moring I tried to remove the stran of meat and was unable too. Friday I attempted a… read more
Jasleen Bagga
Jasleen Bagga
Doctoral Degree
766 satisfied customers
I have had an abcessed tooth back in Jan, and because of
I have had an abcessed tooth back in Jan, and because of financial problems I haven't had the tooth removed yet. Pencillin didn't work, but Doxycycline did the trick last time. Wed night I began havin… read more
Dr. Girish
Dr. Girish
Dentist
Doctoral Degree
788 satisfied customers
I've been dealing with recurring dental infections over the
I've been dealing with recurring dental infections over the past few months; had to get a couple teeth removed. I still have bad tooth decay in a canine tooth and the one behind it, but I'm not willin… read more
Dr Rao
Dr Rao
Consulting Dentist
Doctoral Degree
272 satisfied customers
My roommate has a terrible tooth ache abscess and there is
My roommate has a terrible tooth ache abscess and there is pus coming out of it and her face is swollen and her throat is very sore. what should we do?… read more
Dr. Brims
Dr. Brims
U.S. Licensed Physician
Doctoral Degree
5,047 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