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My husband 39yr old has been suffering from a bad tooth ache. What can be good to is off the pain until he can go to the dentist? Has been taking motrin

My husband 39yr old has been suffering from a bad tooth ache. What can be good to is off the pain until he can go to the dentist? Has been taking motrin

That's about it...: Motrin/ibuprofen (assuming he's medically able to take it) is typically the best thing until he can get to a dentist. Sometimes a combination of Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) works well too as well as cold compresses. Ultimately though, a dentist is going to have to do something definitive to resolve the issue in a more permanent manner...But you already knew that. Good luck! ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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My boyfriend has itchy bumps on his hips, thighs and genital area. He takes 2 benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 4 Advil and b&e powder for his tooth ache. Allergic reaction maybe?

My boyfriend has itchy bumps on his hips, thighs and genital area. He takes 2 benadryl, (diphenhydramine) 4 Advil and b&e powder for his tooth ache. Allergic reaction maybe?

Yes, possibly: An allergy to advil (ibuprofen) can cause hives. If hives have another underlying cause then advil (ibuprofen) may exacerbate the underlying hive problem. Other possible causes of hives:

1. Allergies to pollens, mold, dust, food, drugs (like advil (ibuprofen)) and bee stings
2. Infections like hepatitis
3. Autoimmunity
4. Complement deficiency – acquired or hereditary
5. Vaculitis
6. Idiopathic – unknown cause. ...Read more

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I feel like ponstan don't work for my tooth ache even after 3rd dose...very pain can I take ibuprofen just after 2 hour I take ponstan?

I feel like ponstan don't work for my tooth ache even after 3rd dose...very pain can I take ibuprofen just after 2 hour I take ponstan?

Yes, you can: If you've had a tooth pain that's lasted several nights or longer, it's time to find emergency dentist. In some dental offices an appointment is not needed for emergency situations. Feel better. ...Read more

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If I have high BP can I take one extra strength Advil (ibuprofen) for a tooth ache?

If I have high BP can I take one extra strength Advil (ibuprofen) for a tooth ache?

Yes: Only if you need advil (ibuprofen) on prolonged basis i.E many weeks would you need to monitor your BP and adjust your medication for high bp. ...Read more

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I took ibuprofen because of tooth ache earlier, I have a cold and have Dayquil, is it alright to take both.

I took ibuprofen because of tooth ache earlier, I have a cold and have Dayquil, is it alright to take both.

Possibly: Mixing medications may be ok but may cause interactions. When deciding, you must take into account all medication being ingested. Please consult with your MD or DDS prior to taking multiple medications even if they are OTC. Good Luck - ...Read more

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I took Advil (ibuprofen) and sinus 2 hrs ago for my cold, and I have a tooth ache, is it ok to take a vicodin?

I took Advil (ibuprofen) and sinus 2 hrs ago for my cold, and I have a tooth ache, is it ok to take a vicodin?

Depends: If you've seen a dentist and you were prescribed vicodin for your toothache, no problem. In fact, alternating it with advil (ibuprofen) may increase comfort. If you have some left over from another issue, best to see a dentist first to assess your situation. Vicodin may mask your symptoms making diagnosis more challenging. In no circumstance combine vicodin and any other Acetaminophen (tylenol) meds. ...Read more

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Hi, I had a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 6 months ago. No ibuprofen allowed post op. Currently having tooth ache. Ibuprofen ok once, or no?

Hi, I had a Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy 6 months ago. No ibuprofen allowed post op. Currently having tooth ache. Ibuprofen ok once, or no?

Tooth ache: In general, a single dosage or two of anti-inflammatory should be safe post-operative six months vertical sleeve gastrectomy for you tooth pain. Make sure that you do not have any other contraindications such as an allergic reaction in the past. It would be good to double check with your surgeon as well. ...Read more

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I have a really bad tooth ache. Can I alternate hydrocodone and ibuprofen?

Yes,: But I would get to the dentist asap. Also rinsing with warm salt water helps control the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of tooth ache I have tried orajel, advil, (ibuprofen) and benzocaine. The tooth is caped but is extremly painlfull

How do you get rid of tooth ache I have tried orajel, advil, (ibuprofen) and benzocaine. The tooth is caped but is extremly painlfull

If: If the tooth is hurting you that much, then it probably has something to do with the nerve inside the tooth. The topical meds and otc pain relievers will not fix the problem.

I suggest you see a dentist as soon as you can to determine if the nerve in the tooth is still vital. The tooth may need root canal therapy. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen 800mg now after I already taken naproxen 2 hours ago for my tooth ache?

Can I take ibuprofen 800mg now after I already taken naproxen 2 hours ago for my tooth ache?

No: These two medications are closely related so do not take both of them together. If you are experiencing severe pain please call your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

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Serious tooth ache took 550mg of naproxen 8 hrs away and didn't work. It's been 8hrs can I take 800mg of ibuprofen?

Won't cure problem: Abscess/infection. Pain killer will not cure infection. What you need is to immediately see a Dentist. Don't wait. A serious infection like yours can quickly spread to other organ systems. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a bad tooth ache? I've took ibuprofen and hydrocodone. It's not working. I go to the dentist in 3 days.

Call: The dentist and try to get in sooner. You are doing all you can. The only definitive relief is from the dentist. ...Read more

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I took 800mg of ibuprofen at 7pm. It is now 1130pm and my tooth ache is back, can I take 800mg naproxen? I had 600mg ibuprofen at 12pm today as well.

I took 800mg of ibuprofen at 7pm. It is now 1130pm and my tooth ache is back, can I take 800mg naproxen? I had 600mg ibuprofen at 12pm today as well.

Call your dentist: Toothaches rarely resolve on their own. If you have a cavity or a periodontal issue or even a tooth nerve problem, you need to be treated. Please call and make an appointment. ...Read more

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I just took ibuprofen 800 and a naproxen 500. (Middle of the night tooth ache) should I go to the hospital?

I just took ibuprofen 800 and a naproxen 500. (Middle of the night tooth ache) should I go to the hospital?

Toothache: Usually caused by infection. Pain killers, even in large dose may not do more than take the edge off. Antibiotics may help control spread of infection. The only way to eliminate the pain is to treat the tooth, root canal/crown or extraction/implant/crown. Cold compresses may help ease the pain, but what you really need to do is see a Dentist 1st thing AM. ...Read more

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I've got a really bad tooth ache I can't see my dentist for a few days I've taken neurofen plus Advil (ibuprofen) panadol nothing will stop the pain my ear also?

I've got a really bad tooth ache I can't see my dentist for a few days I've taken neurofen plus Advil (ibuprofen) panadol nothing will stop the pain my ear also?

Antibiotics: Try to get a prescription of antibiotics from your dentist or doctor while scheduling your visit. Your dentist should prescribed you an antibiotic while waiting for your appointment. In the case of emergency, he should be able to treat you as a walk in. ...Read more

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Is feldene (piroxicam) good for a tooth ache?

Is feldene (piroxicam) good for a tooth ache?

Ibuprofen better: Feldene (piroxicam) is a rx drug that is typically used for the following: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis. Dentists typically recommend taking an otc med such as Ibuprofen (advil) or Naproxen sodium (aleve). Nsaids are recommended for both their analgesic & anti-inflammatory properties. Obviously, if you are allergic or have sensitivity to this family of drugs, consult w/ doctor. ...Read more

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Hi doc, good morning, I have a tooth ache, it has a hole in it. It is swelling in my gums. Just yesterday, also my cheeks got swollen too. How can I treat this doc?

Hi doc, good morning, I have a tooth ache, it has a hole in it. It is swelling in my gums. Just yesterday, also my cheeks got swollen too. How can I treat this doc?

See a Dentist, ASAP: A hole in your tooth, dental pain and facial swelling are all serious conditions that need the expert care of a professional- a dentist. There is no way around it and no do it yourself cure...see a dentist ASAP! Good Luck! ...Read more

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Good foods to eat with tooth ache?

Good foods to eat with tooth ache?

Eat Soft Foods: Which will provide good nourishment and at the same time relieve your pain too. Toothache is a very healthy nerve sending signals to your brain that something is out of balance and visit to your dentist is a must. ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for tooth ache?

What are some good remedies for tooth ache?

Dentist is the best: There is no natural remedy to treat a toothache. If you have toothache, it is best to visit a dentist ASAP before the problem worsens and you might lose your tooth or have an serious health problem. ...Read more

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Is rinsing with vinegar good for tooth ache?

Is rinsing with vinegar good for tooth ache?

Tooth pain: See a dentist asap for your tooth pain. Rinsing with vinegar will not cure your problem. Saltwater. Rinse may help ease some pain until you get to a dentist. ...Read more

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Good day how can I get ride of a tooth ache that gives headache as well. It feel like my head want to explode....Any help will be appreciated?

Call dentist: There is not much you can do at this stage... Appears you have a serious problem with one or more of your teeth. Otc pain meds may provide slight or temporary relief. Make a call for an emergency appointment and feel better soon. The longer you wait the worse it will get. ...Read more

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Is baby aspirin 81 mg good for tooth ache?

Is baby aspirin 81 mg good for tooth ache?

Wrong Rx: Analgesics mask symptoms, don't cure problem. Toothache usually means infection which requires rx asap or will worsen and spread. You would need to take 8 81mg "baby" Aspirin every 4 hours with lots of liquids just to take the edge off. For a cure, see a dentist now. ...Read more

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What OTC or home remedy is good for a bad bad painful tooth ache?

What OTC or home remedy is good for a bad bad painful tooth ache?

Options: Try otc pain medications like tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin/aleeve/ibuprofen. Oragel also very effective for tooth ache. Best to do is to see a dentist to find out the cause of the tooth ache instead of just covering it up with pain medications. ...Read more

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Can I take 2 Advil (200 mg) and 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) (500 mg) for my tooth pain?

Can I take 2 Advil (200 mg) and 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) (500 mg) for my tooth pain?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Yes, unless u have stomach problems. Would not recommend more than every 8 hours as needed. Also, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Would taking BC powder 845mg often prevent your cycle? I switched from Advil to relieve headaches & tooth pain and this month I never had my cycle.

BC Powder: BC Powder is aspirin & caffein, and should not alter your cycle. An infection can, however, and toothache often means a tooth abscess, a serious infection. Pain killers can"t cure an abscess. 2 suggestions. 1) Call Dentist IMMEDIATLY before infection spreads even further, and 2) Call your OBGyn and report your missed period. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes, however: Yes, however with that much pain, you should address the problem rather than just the symptoms. See your dentist ASAP. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


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