Can ibuprofen relieve pain if taken before root canal treatment?

May help. May help for post treatment symptoms . But accurately placed local anesthesia for the procedure is the "magic" for a painless root canal . I have found that Ibuprofen works well for many patients after local anesthesia wears off.
Maybe. It can. Whether or not it does depends upon you and the degree of pain\problem with the tooth.

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Need a root canal treatment but earliest is in 4 weeks from now. Is it safe to wait that long? Currently Advil (ibuprofen) is taking care the pain.

Root canal. You should not wait 4 weeks to get a painful tooth treated. Things can get worse and ore painful in that time. Most endodontists, root canal specialists, will be able to see you as an emergency patient very quickly to treat this infection and get you out of pain. Don't wait. Ask your dentist for a referral. Read more...
Do not delay. The sooner you deal with it, the better. Read more...
Dental Appointment. Have the appointment moved up. The pain will very likely increase until pain meds are not working. Infection may set in, too. All the best.. Read more...

I was prescribed Clindamycin (MIP600 capsule) before root canal treatment. With massive toothache can I combine with painkillers and alcohol?

Bad Idea. Ok to take the painkillers - take with at least 700ml water or other non-alcoholic beverage. Skip the alcohol or you might vomit and lose the effect of the meds. Be wise and give it a day or 2 before the alcohol. The root canal is the only thing which is going to solve the problem. Follow the post-op instructions. Best of luck. Read more...
Not recommended. Taking more than the recommended dose of painkillers, or drinking alcohol, significantly raises the risk of serious problems. A tooth pain or tooth decay won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See your dentist ASAP. Read more...

For how long can an adult wait after pulpotomy before root canal treatment?

A few wks. A pulpotomy is a temporary measure to get you out of pain until the root canal is performed. It is also sometimes performed when the dr. Does not have time to do a complete root canal of if the case is complex and needs an endodontist to perform the endodontics. It mus always be followed by a complete root canal before infection occurs or gets worse. Read more...
Pulpectomy 1-2 month. Pulpotomy is usually performed on baby teeth. A pulpectomy is a dental procedure in which all of the pulp in the pulp chamber and root canal of a tooth is removed, but not sealed. If the temporary filling is dissolved then you run the risk of reinfection, and the pulpectomy treatment may need to be repeated. Do not procrastinate, it will avoid future complications. Read more...

What can I do to make a root canal treatment painless?

Pain is not usual. There is a lot of fear associated with root canals. It gets a bad RAP from comedians. Todays root canals can be painless and a valuable treatment to keep your teeth. I suggest you go to an specialist called an endodontist for your treatment. Do your research, read reviews and don't be afraid. Take your music and earbuds with you. Also, you will need a crown on the tooth when you are done. Read more...
Root canal. A root canal procedure is not necessarily always painful. When there is a severe infection it is more difficult for the local anesthetic( novocaine) to work efficiently. If you are told by your dentist that you need a root canal don't delay treatment to avoid this. Read more...
Root canal. Normally if you are properly numb in the area you do not feel any pain. Get it done as soon as possible. If you have an infection sometimes antibiotics are given in advance. Read more...
Don't worry . The procedure for root canal treatment has improved. You will not feel any discomfort during the procedure and if place ice pack and your face and take the prescription medications exactly as directed you probably will not feel any pain. Read more...
Dentist. See a dentist who focuses on comfortable dental care. Make sure they use 4% articaine as this is the best dental anesthetic available. Read more...

I had a root canal treatment so how come I still have tooth sensitivity?

Depends. If a recent root canal, then the inflammation at the end of the root needs to heal over the next week. If long time ago root canal, then you may have an untreated canal or an infection from another source. Read more...
Depends. It is quite normal for a recently treated root canal tooth to be tender to percussion for a few days after the procedure. This is because the ligament holding the tooth to the bone is often inflamed post-procedure. Incomplete cleaning out of the canals can also sometimes lead to sensitivity. I. Read more...