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i have the worst toothache and Tylenol is not working, orajel works but not for long, what can i do?

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mom2b111009

Asked by mom2b111009 at 11:24 AM on Oct. 18, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Tylenol doesn't reduce the inflammation that is causing the pain. Brush your tooth, rinse with warm salt water and use MOTRIN/Ibuprofen. If you can get to the pharmacy get some cloves. I hear putting an aspirin directly on it will help but not sure about that. Call a dentist. There is always one who will call on a weekend to advise.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 11:37 AM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • First go to a dentist..and if you can get any kind of pain killers from your ob or the dentist you can take percocets
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • I would go to the dentist and make sure its not absess. If your tooth is chipped then it could be a pinched nerve. Stop taking medicine if you can and place a warm compress on your jaw to maybe soothe the pain.
    Queentdi

    Answer by Queentdi at 12:40 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • Im a dental assistant and first thing you need to do is see a dentist to make sure there isnt an infecton. Tylenol wont do anything you need Ibuprofen its an anti inflamatory and do not put heat on it that will only make the pain worse put a cold compress on it. I hope this helps toothaches are the worse.
    mycheyl

    Answer by mycheyl at 2:00 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

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