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How should I ease wisdom tooth pain with just OTC meds?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Beck
Dentistry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ibuprofen short term
Ibuprofen alternated with tylenol (acetaminophen) are good for short term relief of wisdom tooth pain.
However, it is not good to take pain medication long term. Please see the dentist so that he/she can assess your wisdom teeth for the proper treatment.

In brief: Ibuprofen short term
Ibuprofen alternated with tylenol (acetaminophen) are good for short term relief of wisdom tooth pain.
However, it is not good to take pain medication long term. Please see the dentist so that he/she can assess your wisdom teeth for the proper treatment.
Dr. James Beck
Dr. James Beck
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ibuprofen
In my experience, the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, Naproxen and such tend to do well for dental or bone pain.
If this in standard dose and using all precautions for your own individual health, conditions, allergies, GI considerations, etc doesn't help you, then get seen by your dentist or oral surgeon. Infections have to be treated and you may need other treatment or care.

In brief: Ibuprofen
In my experience, the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen, Naproxen and such tend to do well for dental or bone pain.
If this in standard dose and using all precautions for your own individual health, conditions, allergies, GI considerations, etc doesn't help you, then get seen by your dentist or oral surgeon. Infections have to be treated and you may need other treatment or care.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: NSAIDS & others
Any anti-inflammatory medication can help.
Aleve, motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also good for pain. Seeing a dentist to remove the source of your pain is the real solution. The medications will only mask your pain. Also you may have deep decay or an abscess. Please call for a dental appointment asap. Dental pain is miserable. Extraction is a good solution.

In brief: NSAIDS & others
Any anti-inflammatory medication can help.
Aleve, motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also good for pain. Seeing a dentist to remove the source of your pain is the real solution. The medications will only mask your pain. Also you may have deep decay or an abscess. Please call for a dental appointment asap. Dental pain is miserable. Extraction is a good solution.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: See a dentist
You can use NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control.
See a dentist ASAP for assessment and definitive treatment and/or removal of the wisdom tooth.

In brief: See a dentist
You can use NSAID OTC or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain control.
See a dentist ASAP for assessment and definitive treatment and/or removal of the wisdom tooth.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Tips
OTC pain meds, saline gargle, ice/heat.
See oral surgeon ASAP for evaluation.

In brief: Tips
OTC pain meds, saline gargle, ice/heat.
See oral surgeon ASAP for evaluation.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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