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i need assistance for a really bad toothache. what would make it better?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
Root canal: Sounds like a root canal problem. Until you get this done, try taking an anti- inflammatory dose of advil, (ibuprofen) 800 mg every 3-4 hrs. But complete pain reliefs won't happen until the tooth is treated!
Answered on Feb 15, 2013
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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
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Agreed
Feb 15, 2013
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
I would suggest 800 mg ibuprofen no more than every 6 hours for a total of 3200 mg daily maximum! And that's in a healthy individual with no stomach trouble. Don't want to run into any kidney problems.
Feb 15, 2013
Dr. April Ziegele
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen): Sounds like an infected tooth. Make sure you see a dentist soon, to get that infection treated. Until you can get it, try alternating 200mg Ibuprofen with 2 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) every 3-4 hours.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Michael Farr
Specializes in Dentistry
Go see a dentist: Your problem needs to be diagnosed and managed right away. Although rare, serious complications may arise from an infection in the jaws. You could get a rapidly spreading infection to the face or worse yet, brain, and you will require hospitalization if this happens. You should find a dentist right away.
Answered on Jan 14, 2016
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