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is it safe to take naproxen for toothaches?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes but it probably will not help.
Answered on Apr 4, 2017
Dr. Stephen Shpeen
37 years experience Endodontics
NAPROXEN: It is safe to to take Naproxen for dental pain as long as you can tolerate the medication.
Answered on Apr 7, 2017
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Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes.
Nov 2, 2013
Dr. Denny Cho
Dr. Denny Cho commented
17 years experience Dentistry
Do not exceed 3000 mg of tylenol in a 24 hour period. Do not exceed 3200 mg of ibuprofen in a 24 hour period.
Nov 2, 2013
Dr. Denny Cho
Dr. Denny Cho commented
17 years experience Dentistry
Try taking 600 mg of ibuprofen with 1000 mg of tylenol. Do not take this dosage, if you have a history of kidney or liver problems. Do not take this combination more than three times a day! This is said to be more effective than a narcotic.
Nov 2, 2013
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, but: Yes, but won't solve problem. See DDS ASAP.
Answered on Dec 15, 2016

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