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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers