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Does Advil (ibuprofen) help with tooth aches?

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In brief: Advil (ibuprofen)

Advil (ibuprofen) will help to reduce the pain of a toothache temporarily.
However, if the pain is due to an infected tooth/nerve, it needs to be treated by a dentist. Pain from an infected tooth will only get worse, to the point where pain medication will not work.

In brief: Advil (ibuprofen)

Advil (ibuprofen) will help to reduce the pain of a toothache temporarily.
However, if the pain is due to an infected tooth/nerve, it needs to be treated by a dentist. Pain from an infected tooth will only get worse, to the point where pain medication will not work.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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In brief: Helps with pain..

.. But does not solve the problem. The sooner you see a dentist the sooner that tooth can be restored.

In brief: Helps with pain..

.. But does not solve the problem. The sooner you see a dentist the sooner that tooth can be restored.
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
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In brief: Tooth ache

Pain medication, of which advil (ibuprofen) is one example, may or may not reduce the pain of a tooth ache.
It depends upon the cause and degree of pain as well as the dosage and your body's reaction to each specific pain medication. An evaluation and treatment by a dentist will more likely resolve any dental problem.

In brief: Tooth ache

Pain medication, of which advil (ibuprofen) is one example, may or may not reduce the pain of a tooth ache.
It depends upon the cause and degree of pain as well as the dosage and your body's reaction to each specific pain medication. An evaluation and treatment by a dentist will more likely resolve any dental problem.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics

In brief: Yes, but...

Of all of the otcs, ibuprofen/advil/motrin works best to reduce the severity of all types of dental pain, but does not cure the cause of the problem. Most toothaches are due to infection, and the infection has to be treated, not just masked.
Before the problem gets out of hand, see your dentist...Please.

In brief: Yes, but...

Of all of the otcs, ibuprofen/advil/motrin works best to reduce the severity of all types of dental pain, but does not cure the cause of the problem. Most toothaches are due to infection, and the infection has to be treated, not just masked.
Before the problem gets out of hand, see your dentist...Please.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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