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What medications can help alleviate the pain of a root canal?

What medications can help alleviate the pain of a root canal?

Pain following rct: Tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) and nsaids (such as advil, ibuprophen, Motrin etc) work well in calming pain following root canal as well as other dental treatment. If the pain continues for more then 2 days without improvement, contact your dentist to have him/her look at the tooth. ...Read more

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Severe pain after root canal. How long can it last if I'm on medication?

Severe pain after root canal. How long can it last if I'm on medication?

2 days: The root canal pain should be gone within the first 2 days, if not immediately. Consider consulting an endodontist for an evaluation if your root canal continues to be painful after 2 days. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a pain medication before getting a root canal?

Is it okay to take a pain medication before getting a root canal?

Yes: I usually recommend that 600 mg if Ibuprofen be taken approx 2 hours prior to the root canal. Taking this has been shown to help with some of the pain due to inflammation after the procedure. Most patient do not take anything and do just fine anyway. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve my root canal abscessed teeth?

What can I do to relieve my root canal abscessed teeth?

Phone call...: The only way you are going to solve this problem is by seeing a local dentist for treatment. The longer you wait the worst the pain can become. Please call and feel better soon... ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I relieve my root canal abscessed teeth?

You can't: This isn't a diy project, just like treating a brain abscess isn't a diy project. Please call your dentist immediately for professional care. ...Read more

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How can I relieve pain before a root canal treatment?

How can I relieve pain before a root canal treatment?

Over the counter med: Use products like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin, take the appropriate antibiotic if infected, avoid chewing on the affected tooth and get the root canal done asap. ...Read more

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How can you relieve pain before a root canal treatment?

How can you relieve pain before a root canal treatment?

No great answer: Teeth that are beginning w symptoms that are mild to moderate usually respond well to nsaid's. As the tooth problem matures/worsens, I have not found a medication for pain that works universally. Even narcotic rx is rarely effective to control all pain. Antibiotics may be helpful, depends on the type & scope of infective progress. Get root canal treatment asap! The best "medicine" is treatment. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on my lower gum, same area where I had a root canal and crown done about 2 years ago. Do I need to get the root canal done again or should I rather just take pain medication to suppress the pain as it is not daily.

I have a sharp pain on my lower gum, same area where I had a root canal and crown done about 2 years ago. Do I need to get the root canal done again or should I rather just take pain medication to suppress the pain as it is not daily.

Pain: Pain is nature's way of telling you something is wrong. I definitely would not just take pain medication when needed and wait it out. Over 35 years of experience tells me that at some point this will probably flare up and you will be sorry for waiting. Only a dentist who personally examines you and takes x-rays can determine cause and suggest treatment. Make an appointment asap! ...Read more

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Is it necessary to take antibiotics during root canal treatment? If to take, what are drugs of choice?

Is it necessary to take antibiotics during root canal treatment? If to take, what are drugs of choice?

Not always: Antibiotics are recommended durinr root canal treatment only if it is infected or got inflamed after
should the doctor decide to put you under antibiotics the drug of choice in that case would be clyndamycine or similar antibiotic that treats infections of that kind (caused by anaerobic bacteria). ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen relieve pain if taken before root canal treatment?

May help: May help for post treatment symptoms. But accurately placed local anesthesia for the procedure is the "magic" for a painless root canal. I have found that Ibuprofen works well for many patients after local anesthesia wears off. ...Read more

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What kind of pain relief medications can you take during pregnancy for a root canal?

What kind of pain relief medications can you take during pregnancy for a root canal?

Ask OB: Your OB will tell you which medication are safe, but I have given lortab under the ok of the ob. ...Read more

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Got pain in my jaw after oral surgery for root canal. What drugs?

Got pain in my jaw after oral surgery for root canal. What drugs?

Call: Call your oral surgeon and ask for medication recommendation. You may need pain meds and/or anti-inflammatories and/or antibiotics. Depends on what's causing the pain. ...Read more

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If I am now 28 weeks pregnant and just had a root canal. What pain medications are safe to take?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Tylenol (acetaminophen) is all you should take. You may also ask your ob-gyn if he receommends any other meds. You should not need to take much pain meds after a root canal treatment. It should subside within a day or two. If not, then ask your dentist to refer you to an endodontist, who is a root canal specialist. ...Read more

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Will a dentist always prescribe some type of antibiotic/pain medication after a root canal was performed?

Not always: Unless there is a need for antibiotics, they are not routinely prescribed. Pain management can usually be accomplished with over the counter medications. ...Read more

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Is it possible that an antibiotic medication used for a root canal can interfere with birth control pills?

Absolutely: Many antibiotics will decrease the efficacy of the birth control pills. Alternate means of contraception should be used to avoid pregnancy. Discuss with your prescribing dentist. ...Read more

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Not sure what else we can do about soothing the pain of a root canal?

Talk with dentist: The first thing is to call the dentist who treated the tooth and tell him that you are having with after the root canal was done. Then follow his instructions as well as avoiding chewing on the tooth for several days, taking nsaids, antibiotics if necessary ...Read more

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I'm wondering how long does a root canal take?

1-2 or >appointments: Root canal therapy often takes 1-2 or more appointments to complete. Always follow your doctors directions. If a root canal has only been started, return as he instructs to help ensure a successful outcome, usually within a 4 week period. Take care and be patient. ...Read more

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