Treatment. Whether your tooth needs operative work, a root canal, periodontal therapy. or extraction, the first step is getting a proper diagnosis and then development of an appropriate dental treatment plan. If yoiu wait too long, the root canal option goes away and extraction becomes the only realistic treatment so please don't delay...
Combination. Cox 2 inhibitor (ketaprofen 75 mg) with extra strength tylenol, 1000mg every 6 hours.
Root canal. therapy or extraction. NSAIDS and antibiotics for short term control.
Root canal. This is like having a splinter in your finger, and asking how to make the pain stop... actually remove the source. Up until the appointment take anti-inflammatories.
Speak with DDS. Usually an anti-inflammatory is the best, speak with your dentist about your specific concerns.