A member asked:

I'm scheduled to have a root canal. i'm not having any pain right now except when chewing. should i take ibuprofen before the root canal procedure?

7 doctors weighed in across 5 answers
Dr. Joseph Barr answered

Specializes in

K: Since medications like I buproven can cause prolong bleeding I would advise you to ask your dentist if it ok to premedicate with it prior to the procedure.

Answered 6/27/2014

4k views

Thank
Dr. Tarek Nashawi answered

Specializes in Hospital-based practice

No: Don't take it.if you get pain afterwards then take it.

Answered 6/15/2014

4k views

Thank
Dr. Tarek Hamid answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Only if needed: Avoid chewing on that side for now specially hard foods,take Ibuprofen only if needed to comfort you tell the root canal appt.

Answered 6/25/2014

4k views

Thank
Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

It is good idea: To prevent potential inflammation caused by root canal therapy to take Aleve (naproxen) 220 mg 2T 2X/per day for 3-5 days. Good luck.

Answered 6/16/2014

4k views

Thank
Dr. Kenneth Grossman answered

Specializes in Endodontics

Can't hurt: Studies show that taking ibuprofen before your root canal really is beneficial for teeth with inflamed pulps. These are teeth sensitive to hot and cold and throb.

Answered 6/26/2014

3.9k views

Thank

Related Questions

A member asked:

Can ibuprofen relieve pain if taken before root canal treatment?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers