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Tooth Pain Treatment

When individual experiences tooth pain, this could be a cause from tooth decay that has touched the nerves within the tooth, or the tooth has got infected. In many cases there are many different tooth pain treatments. The treatment for tooth pain will vary depending on what exactly is causing the pain to start. Many individuals can perform tooth pain treatments at home; others may have to visit their dentist office for some prescribed pain relievers. Read below to find the most commonly asked questions about tooth pain treatments that have been answered by the Experts.

What would the best tooth pain treatment be for a person with a deep overbite, and has a front tooth that is being pushed by their back tooth?

Since the pain that is being asked about is a non-specific symptom, there could be many issues that arise, and there is not a specific diagnosis. If the pain continues, and grows more severe, the individual may want to go to their dentist office, and have an x-ray performed, to make sure there is no type of infection.

How long does it take for antibiotics to start working? What can a person do to stop horrible tooth pain until the pain does stop?

Typically it takes at least 36 to 48 hours for orally administered antibiotics to achieve therapeutic levels in an infected tissue. However, the severity of the pain indicates that a root canal should possibly be done to relieve pressure; also a prescription pain medication would possibly be in order. A trip to an endodontist should be considered if a person’s normal dentist cannot or will not find ways to help the individual is relieving some pain.

What can a person do on a Sunday, when no dentists are open, to ease severe tooth pain?

Most generally, until professional assistance can be arranged, the individual could combine the pain-relieving action of 400 milligrams ibuprofen (Advil), with 1000 milligrams of acetaminophen (Extra Strength Tylenol). This combination is stronger than either medication taken alone. However, this regimen is not appropriate if the individual has a history of liver or peptic ulcer disease; also do not exceed 4000 milligrams of acetaminophen per day, and when making an appointment with the dentist be sure to express the urgency of the situation so that the office manager can give the individual a priority appointment.

What can be done to alleviate tooth pain from an impacted wisdom tooth?

In most cases, the individual may need to set up an appointment with an oral maxillofacial surgeon as soon as possible, in order to have the tooth removed quickly. Until then the individual could use warm saline rinses a few times a day, also they could take anti microbial mouth rinses, and maintain the best oral hygiene. Also, avoiding smoking and start taking an antibiotic course of 500 milligrams (mgs) of amoxicillin three times a day for five days or as recommended. A person could also switch between 400 mgs of Ibuprofen (Advil) and 100 mgs of acetaminophen (Tylenol) every 4 – 6 hours to reduce any more pain.

Can caps on the upper front teeth cause an abscess that goes all the way into the nostril area?

In most cases, infection spreads through the path of least resistance; therefore, the infection from the upper front teeth typically enters the “Canine Space”, which is the area under the eye and next to the nostril causing an abscess. A trip to the dentist to get the caps removed, X-rays made and the teeth treated, should be scheduled as soon as possible. Until then the tooth pain can be treated by rinsing frequently with hot salt water, which softens the tissue that forms the wall of the swelling, and promote the chances of drainage, and possibly causing the abscess to burst. This home remedy could greatly relieving the individuals discomfort.

Some of the most common treatments for tooth pain can be done at home without a visit to a dentist, these treatments include: cutting down on sugar intake, avoiding smoking, avoiding very hot or very cold foods, lots of vitamin C, Garlic, salt water rinses, and clove oil, just to mention a few. The proper treatment will always depend on the underlying cause of the toothache, and will almost certainly bring up many questions; individuals can turn to the Experts for any more unanswered questions.
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