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At home remedies

09/06/2008

Question:

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?

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

David Lee Hall, DDS David Lee Hall, DDS
Clinical Associate Professor of Primary Care
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University