You asked: Will urgent care do for tooth pain?

Can urgent care fix toothache?

In most cases, a visit to the emergency room or an urgent care center will result in a prescription for some painkillers and/or antibiotics. The emergency room staff will tell you to visit a dentist as soon as possible, and then hand you a bill.

When should you go to urgent care for a toothache?

You SHOULD go to the emergency room if: You have swelling from a toothache that has spread to other parts of your face, especially your eye or below your jaw line. You have a toothache accompanied by a high fever (>101). You have bleeding that can’t be controlled with pressure (more on this below).

How urgent is a toothache?

Tooth pain is usually a sign something is wrong with the teeth or gums. If you have a persistent toothache that lasts more than a few days, you may have an infected tooth or worse. Patients who do not seek immediate care may be left with permanent damage.

What will the emergency room do for a toothache?

Emergency room doctors can’t do much more than provide antibiotics and/or painkillers. This may provide temporary relief, but toothaches, like most problems, don’t fix themselves. You will still need to see a dentist to fix the problem.

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How do I know if my toothache is serious?

See your dentist as soon as possible about your toothache if:

  1. You have a toothache that lasts longer than 1 or 2 days.
  2. Your toothache is severe.
  3. You have a fever, earache, or pain upon opening your mouth wide.

Can Urgent Care lance an abscess?

Our highly qualified medical professionals are trained in minor surgical procedures such as I&D for abscesses, simple cysts, and other types of skin concerns. We’ll provide the care you need when you need it.

Can urgent care prescribe antibiotics?

Yes. Urgent care doctors can prescribe antibiotics, usually used to treat an infection. Urgent care is an excellent option if you need an infection treated quickly, as you will need a prescription to obtain any kind of antibiotics.

Can doctors give antibiotics for tooth infection?

Antibiotics are not routinely prescribed for dental abscesses, but may be used if the infection spreads or is particularly severe.