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What measure can be taken to reduce tooth pain as I am out of home?

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Answered by

Dr. Osman Adam

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At February 8, 2019
Reviewed AtDecember 15, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Since yesterday I am getting tooth pain in my upper left canine. It is paining four to five times a day and it is very severe pain. It is there for 15 minutes. Afterward, everything is normal. My question is what might be the problem? Can you please suggest any temporary relief medicine or technique from this pain for the next four days as I am on a tour.

Answered by Dr. Osman Adam


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Almost dental caries can cause pain whether it is constant pain or intermittent. According to your condition, it is almost caries bacteria cavitated inside the tooth and pain results from the infected bacteria reaching the pulp chamber (the sensory area inside the tooth). So, actually, you will feel pain and discomfort frequently. I suggest you reach a dentist as soon as possible but you can take analgesics to subside the pain temporarily. You can take Acetominaphen tablet 200 mg one tablet twice a day for five days. Also, if you could place small cotton with a little clove oil, it will be very helpful. You can apply the piece of cotton with clove oil inside the cavity of the canine 3 to 4 times frequently or you can use this technique at the time you feel pain.

The Probable causes

Bacterial infection.

Probable diagnosis

Acute pulpitis.

Preventive measures

Small cotton with clove oil.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Osman Adam
Dr. Osman Adam


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