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Monday, March 30, 2015
Dental and Oral Health Center
At home remedies
Is there anything I can do to relieve the swelling of my face until I can go to the dentist? Also, what is the best over the counter pain relief for an abscess?
No, unfortunately there are no good over-the-counter medicines for tooth abscesses. You need to see your dentist ASAP. Be sure your temperature does not go above 100 degrees and that you don't start vomiting.
David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University