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I was wondering what's better for a toothache advil (ibuprofen) pm or tramadol?

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Neither: See a dentist and don't depend on pills. Pain will be there when pills wear off.

Answered 12/12/2016

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Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

The best medicine : is to see your dentist for proper diagnosis, x-ray and treatment. However, the best OTC painkillers for toothache are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) because they are both pain relievers.You can use them only for the short period of time for temporary pain relief. Please call your dentist today.

Answered 5/11/2014

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Dr. Louis Gallia answered

Specializes in Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

DDS: Dental pain means dental disease. See DDS. In the meantime, tramadol probably stronger.

Answered 12/12/2016

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Dental treatment: Toothache usually means spreading infection. Pain killers (tramadol probably stronger) will only dull pain as infection continues to spread. Please call your Dentist.

Answered 12/15/2016

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