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Is tylenol (acetaminophen) effective for toothaches?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry 39 years experience
Maybe: The best treatment is to see your dentist. Pain meds will work short term depending on how severe the tooth ache and the cause of the ache are. Please see your dentist.
Dr. Sharon Perelman
Dentistry 29 years experience
Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is usually more effective for short term pain relief from a toothache. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not treat inflammation which is a cause of the pain with a toothache. Be sure to see your dentist asap.

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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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