Patient Comments: Toothache - Treatments

What treatment did you receive for your toothache?

Comment from: Galul, 45-54 (Patient) Published: April 02

I'm taking antibiotic clindamycin, which doesn't seem to be working at all for the pain of my root infection. I've used Orajel and ibuprofen – nothing works. Note: my infection is located under the root in a molar that had a root canal for more than 19 years.

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Comment from: Suzy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

I have two cracked bottom teeth. The pain is unreal. I have been on two different types of antibiotics. I take two Tylenol every 3-4 hours with extra strength Advil gel caps and rub the area with clove oil and wait for the pain to subside until the 4 hour mark.

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Comment from: Chris perez, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: January 03

I've just noticed that my left bottom molar has a hole on it, and it's been hurting tremendously for 3 days now. I get no sleep, don't feel like talking, I don't feel like doing anything but sleep, and that itself I can barely do. At first I swished through my teeth warm water mixed with salt. That relieved the pain but then it came right back. So I bought Anbesol, it's an oral anesthetic cream. I dabbed a little on my gums around the molar and it worked so good! It numbed my mouth and I felt no pain. And I'm also taking 500 mg of Bayer which also works very well. But as all this relieves the pain, it doesn't seem to cure it.

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Comment from: Crystal, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

It is the week of Thanksgiving and my tooth and gums are hurting so bad that I don't know what to do. I can't afford to go to the dentist. My tooth and gums hurt so bad that the pain is going up into my left ear. This pain is unbearable.

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Comment from: 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 28

I had a cap put on in 2009. About a year ago the same tooth started throbbing and lifted up. I used hydrogen peroxide and proxy brushes with alcohol and the day before I went to see the dentist it went down. He took x-rays and declared nothing wrong even tho I said it still hurt. Last week I couldn't stand the toothache it anymore and went to the dentist who did a root canal and gave me a prescription for 300mg of Clindamycin every 6 hours.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

When I had my tooth extacted, a few days after I felt like I still had a toothache, it hurt so bad...aside from the pain from the extraction the tooth next to it hurt. I went to the dentist and I needed a root canal, but I can't have it done until the first week in March. What I take during the day while I am at work is Motrin and it helps alot, it takes the pain away. I also have taken Aleve. I take the Vicodin and Percuset at night when I go to sleep.

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