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Excedrin For Tooth Pain
It should: Just about any over the counter pain reliever had the potential benefit of pain reduction during a tooth ache. Be aware however, that moderate or severe tooth pain rarely responds appreciably to pain medications, even the most potent kinds. Having the tooth treated appropriately may be the only predictable mode if relief. ...Read more
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?
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... ...Read more
Extreme tooth ache and Excedrin migraine is the only thing that will stop the pain, how often can u really take this med? It said 24 hour help!
I am 11 weeks pregnAnt and took two Excedrin for a tooth ache and still bothering me would it hurt to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) to?
Many things...: Lots of different things can cause tooth pain, and the remedies are specific. You really need to determine the cause and correct it rather than miserably trying one mediocre intervention after another. Fortunately many solutions are both quick and simple. See your dentist and be well :). ...Read more
Not too bad: Teeth hurt because there is material in between the teeth (you can deal with this by brushing and flossing), or due to infection through the enamel into the interior of the tooth (requires a dentist), or due to infection in the root (really painful, helped by an ice cube and may need a root canal) or by referred pain from gum or jaw infection or tumors. See your dentist. ...Read more
Might be..: Referred pain is always possible, especially in the head and neck region where the concentration of nerves is greater than other parts of your body. Let your dentist take care of that problematic tooth before it becomes worse. ...Read more
Reasons: Teeth are made up of a hard outer layer (enamel) and a softer layer underneath (dentin). Dentin has nerves and when exposed becomes sensitive. Whitening temporarily makes the enamel more permeable and microscopically exposes the dentin. Also the trays used in whitening can put pressure on the teeth which can cause them to become sore. ...Read more
No, Nerve impingement: Can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See an interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. See your dentist for tooth pain. ...Read more
Med and see dentist: The best way to eliminate the pain is to remove the cause of the abscess, drain the abscess if possible and allow the body to heal. This is done by a dentist. In the mean time, you can take pain control meds like tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin if you can and an antibiotic. If the pain is severe, your dentist can prescribe you stronger pain medication. ...Read more
Gabapin (Gabapentin): Is a relatively new anticonvulsant and is not used for dental pain. See your dentist to eliminate any dental pain. It will not go away on its own, so it's important not to ignore the symptoms. ...Read more
Bleach=Sensitive: If you are using trays to bleach with after the bleach is cleaned out between sessions you place a prescription Fluoride gel that can be placed directly in the tray and the tray reinserted which has been found to help the sensitivity. Also, sensodyne can be used in the tray in the same manner, simply bathing the teeth in these desensitizing agents may give significant relief. ...Read more
Lots of things...: Maybe you pinched the ligament that attaches the tooth to the bone. This happens a lot during chewing hard foods and can even happen while you sleep. It's like a bruise and usually heals on its own. Maybe you have swelling in your gums. You also could have a cracked tooth or something more serious. Time to see your dentist :). ...Read more
Sometimes: When a pulpectomy is done, the dentist is doing the best he or she can do to help relieve your pain. Don't think of the pain as an on our of switch, but rather a sliding scale. The procedure should have started a process of improvement, so look for the trend of continuing improvement. If your pain is nonresponsive or escalating, this is not normal. If concerned call for an evaluation. ...Read more
Pedodontist: See a kids dentist ASAP.Get a more detailed answer ›
See your dentist: Crocin is acetaminophen and caffeine. Taken by mouth it may offer some relief but a tooth ache will not go away with pain medication or on its own. You need to see a dentist for an exam and diagnosis of what is causing your pain. A tooth typically won't hurt unless the nerve has become involved. It will only get worse. See your dentist asap. Good luck. ...Read more
Neuropathic Pain: Often is misdiagnosed as dental pain. See Orofacial Pain specialist for diagnosis and management. ...Read more