5 doctors weighed in:

Side of my face hurts from my teeth. What drugs do you recommend taking for the pain?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Jaw or tooth pain

The medications one would use depends on what is causing the pain.
If there is an abscess then an antibiotic and drainage of the access is necessary. If there are cavities then the only treatment is to see the dentist and have them repaired. Tmj can cause pain along the side of the face and there are numerous treatments for this condition. Even an ear infection can cause pain along the jaw.

In brief: Jaw or tooth pain

The medications one would use depends on what is causing the pain.
If there is an abscess then an antibiotic and drainage of the access is necessary. If there are cavities then the only treatment is to see the dentist and have them repaired. Tmj can cause pain along the side of the face and there are numerous treatments for this condition. Even an ear infection can cause pain along the jaw.
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Dr. Barbara Hummel
Thank
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Advil (ibuprofen)

Until you can see a dentist the best over the counter pain med is ibuprofen.

In brief: Advil (ibuprofen)

Until you can see a dentist the best over the counter pain med is ibuprofen.
Dr. William Ledford
Dr. William Ledford
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Vikram Patel
Board Certified,
33 years in practice
940K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors