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A 29-year-old female asked:

I took 2 extra strength excedrin 3 hours ago, but the pain is back and worse than before (tooth ache). the dosage says i can't take more for 3 more ho?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Better Idea: Get that tooth evaluated ASAP. Long holiday weekend coming up. The severe pain can become unbearable pain in a very short time. The tooth obviously needs attention, and now. All the best...
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Tooth pain: A dentist can treat the tooth and get you out of pain faster while pain medication, no matter how strong will only cover up the pain temporarily and will only return as you have already discovered. The cause of the pain must be determined and then treated accordingly. Call your own dentist or find one soon.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Ineffective pills: You have an infection. Pain killer will not cure infection. May temporarily dull the pain, but infection will continue to spread. See a Dentist for immediate relief, then appropriate comprehensive treatment. You can

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