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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.

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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 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. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience Dentistry
Naproxen: Naproxen will temporarily relieve the pain of a toothache, but it will not eliminate any infection. If the tooth is not treated, the infection will ge ... 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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A member asked:
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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Find another dentist: Not much more you can do. You can find a dentist who will see you on an emergency basis. Three days is an excessive amount of time to make someone wai ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Every : Every dentist who has treated me in the past, considers severe tooth pain to be urgent. If your dental clinic becomes aware that you are suffering fro ... Read More

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