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What medications can help alleviate the pain of a root canal?
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
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Dr. Gary Lederman
Dentistry
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In brief: NSAIDs
My first choice is high doses of drugs like ibuprofen, generally called nsaids.
Narcotics can be helpful, but have some negatives. One great approach is NSAID administration before treatment. That dramatically reduces post op inflammation, the main reason for discomfort.

In brief: NSAIDs
My first choice is high doses of drugs like ibuprofen, generally called nsaids.
Narcotics can be helpful, but have some negatives. One great approach is NSAID administration before treatment. That dramatically reduces post op inflammation, the main reason for discomfort.
Dr. Gary Lederman
Dr. Gary Lederman
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Dr. Walid Osta
Pain Management
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In brief: Tooth pain
Usually a short course of a mild opioid such as tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine #2 or #3 for few days.

In brief: Tooth pain
Usually a short course of a mild opioid such as tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine #2 or #3 for few days.
Dr. Walid Osta
Dr. Walid Osta
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