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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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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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