A toothache can make it hard to eat, concentrate, or get a good night’s sleep, and dentists aren’t always immediately available. If you have a dental infection or if a tooth is causing you pain, you need fast relief. Medications like oral antibiotics may help relieve your symptoms until you’re able to see a dentist. Our online doctors can uncover the cause of your tooth pain so you can get the right treatment for your symptoms. Get same-day relief for a new tooth infection or refill prescription medication for an existing one.

A tooth infection is another name for a pocket of pus called an abscess. An abscess forms when bacteria accumulate in a tooth or in gum tissue. There are several possible causes of a tooth infection, from an infection, poor oral hygiene, or even gum disease. When a tooth is damaged or it begins to decay, cavities allow bacteria to move deeper into the tooth, causing a periapical abscess. If left untreated, a tooth abscess can lead to other problems like tooth loss and health complications outside the mouth.

It’s important to get treatment for a painful tooth or tooth abscess as soon as possible. Medications may help temporarily relieve the symptoms of a toothache caused by an infection, but it’s important to see a dentist as soon as possible.

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We are general practitioners (family medicine), and do not specialize in Dentistry or Orthodontistry. We do not treat patients experiencing severe pain, fever, copious pus, facial or jaw swelling. 

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It’s common to have more than one symptom with a tooth infection. The most common symptom is pain. It may feel sharp or shooting, gnawing, or throbbing. Other symptoms include sensitivity to temperature and pressure, facial swelling, swollen lymph glands, pain that radiates into the jaw, bad breath, and red or swollen gums.
Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers and rinsing your mouth with saltwater may provide temporary relief from a toothache caused by an infection. But a tooth abscess will not go away on its own. See a dentist in person as soon as possible to address the root cause of the infection.
If our provider determines that antibiotic treatment is appropriate, they may prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection. Alternatively, the doctor may prescribe only a pain reliever or recommend other prescriptions to use until you can see a dentist.
A tooth infection will not go away on its own. Even if your toothache stops, it does not mean the infection is gone. Instead, it could mean that the pulp inside your tooth has died, and the nerve is no longer functioning. The infection can still spread to surrounding teeth and tissues. See a dentist as soon as possible if you are experiencing mouth pain and other symptoms, such as tooth sensitivity, bad breath, or facial swelling.
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