A 44-year-old member asked:
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Is it helpful to take ibuprofen before a root canal?

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience in Dentistry
Ask Your Dentist: Ibuprofen can increase bleeding, so your dentist may want you to wait until the end of the visit. It is an excellent drug to block inflammation which is good following root canal treatment.
Answered on Jul 1, 2015
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Dr. Patrick Tyrance jr
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Celecoxib (Celebrex) prior to a root canal is a very good alternative to ibuprofen. It does not cause increased bleeding like ibuprofen and may decrease the amount of narcotic pain reliever needed after the procedure. I agree that you should ultimately ask your dentist.
Jul 1, 2015

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