A 22-year-old female asked:
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i just went to the dentist and has my teeth cleaned and a filling i am now having a toothache can i take naproxen 500mg ?

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Toothache: The tooth had a cavity, an infection. The Dentist did microsurgery to remove the infected tooth material and then placed a restoration. Tooth may be sore for a few days. Naproxen may help. I prefer Ibuprofen. If toothache persists beyond 48 hours call your Dentist.
Answered on Nov 6, 2016
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Dr. Justin Nelson
15 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Sure: sure, take the naproxen as directed to handle the inflammation from the cleaning/filling done and then take a some more before bed. You should be fine but if the pain continues on the tooth with the filling you may need it to be evaluated or adjusted.
Answered on Nov 6, 2016
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes, but: Yes, but if pain persists, not normal. Then see DDS.
Answered on Nov 6, 2016

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