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I'm having extreme tooth pain. i took 2 motrin at 5pm and 1 percocet at 8:30 pm. still in pain. can i take 2 motrin now?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes, you can: If you have a toothache, you may have a cavity or advanced gum disease. A tooth pain won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. You can use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control. See a dentist ASAP for assessment and treatment.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Extreme Pain: Impossible to tell if you also have an infection, but an after hours clinic or ER might be in order. You will need to see a dentist ASAP to begin treatment. Feel better soon.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes, however: Yes, however with that much pain, you should address the problem rather than just the symptoms. See your dentist ASAP.

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