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can I take naproxen for toothache

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Asseff
27 years experience Dentistry
No: The maximum effective dose is 550mg. Cutting a 375mg pill in half and taking a 375mg tab would give you a dose of 560mg.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Chan
19 years experience Dentistry
Yes, but see dentist: The maximum daily dosage for Naproxen is 1500 mg but if should only be used for a short period. See you dentist to have the tooth treated.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes but it probably will not help.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Renae Roelofs
36 years experience Dentistry
Advil (ibuprofen) better: I have found Aleve to be more effective in dealing with muscular aches and pains. Advil or Tylenol (acetaminophen) (if not allergic to these) may be ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Levin
40 years experience Psychiatry
I would not: Unless instructed by the dentist i would not. I would only use one or the other. Call a dentist or your family doctor or the E.R. The cause of the p ... Read More
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Dr. Randy Nolf
41 years experience Periodontics
Infection: If its only one side then likely the infection is causing the swelling. If its both sides you should be concerned about a reaction to the medication. ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
OTC pain relief: OTC pain relievers are often not entirely effective at managing tooth pain. You may be better off calling your Dentist and asking him/her to prescrib ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Toothache: The tooth had a cavity, an infection. The Dentist did microsurgery to remove the infected tooth material and then placed a restoration. Tooth may be ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fady Wadie
8 years experience Dentistry
Seek treatment: A toothache shouldn't be ignored. A dentist should check your mouth and recommend a treatment. As a temporary palliative for pain, advil or aleve (nap ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
37 years experience Dentistry
Dental appointment: See your dentist for a dental examination to determine the cause and treat your dental discomfort. The dentist will prescribe pain medication if neede ... Read More

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