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A 30-year-old member asked:

What can i take for my tooth pain if vicodin doesn't help?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Fuller
Dentistry 43 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen works just as well if not better than Codeine if you take it before the pain gets worse. 400 to 600 mg every 4 to 6 hours for two to three days. Take it regularily and it will keep the pain at bay.
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Dr. Richard Fuller
Dentistry 43 years experience
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But the besst course of treatment is to visit your dentist ASAP.
Jul 25, 2012
Dr. Stanley Lin
Dentistry 18 years experience
Antibiotics: You may need more than just pain medication / antibiotics if you are having severe tooth pain. It might be from an infection from a large/deep cavity. You may need a root canal on the tooth or the tooth may need to be removed.
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Dr. Richard Fuller
Dentistry 43 years experience
Visit your dentist ASAP to get it checked out. Waiting will only make it worse.
Jul 25, 2012
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 34 years experience
See a Dentist: You can go see your dentist. It sounds like it is more serious and needs some professional attention. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or any anti-inflammatory medication can help. Aleve, motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. But the key is to find the source of the pain and stop it. You must be suffering. Please get some help!
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 46 years experience
Dentist ASAP: Vicodin a very strong pain med. See dentist today.
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A 32-year-old member asked:

What to do when vicodin doesn't stop tooth pain?

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Dr. Jonathan Richards
Dentistry - Endodontics 19 years experience
Re-eval expectations: You really can't expect pain medication to stop moderate or severe dental pain. You need to call a dentist or endodontist to determine the source and recommend a course of action.
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