Everyone hates a toothache as it can be one of the most excruciating pains that one has ever experienced. A toothache can put your life on hold and the very first thing that you want to do is to reach out for some medication to make the horrendous pain go away. The most basic of pain relieving dental medication is in the form of analgesics that release painkillers that can numb multiple regions around the tooth and jaw area. 

The way the painkillers need to be made are to control the complex central and peripheral nerves and bring instantaneous as well as staggered pain relief to the recipient. 

When one has toothache the most appropriate medication to take are:

Acetaminophen called Tylenol in the form of a 650mg tablet every four to six hours. This could be had as one feels the pain commence and increase in severity. The ways the acetaminophen drugs are classified are known as non-narcotic pain killers. These are widely used by dentists when patients have toothache that is mild or moderate. It works two fold as it is able to control the pain and the fever. The flip side of these drugs is that it does not have an anti-inflammatory accomplishment. They are quite safe and the only known side effect is liver damage in the rarest of rare cases. The right dosage is 1000mg if you want the pain to diminish right away. There are dentists who might want to consider 500mg but that is effective not instantaneously and probably an hour after having taken them. If you are looking for a quick short term stop gap relief from your toothache then this is the right medication.  

Another common toothache medication is the use of Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs also called Advil, Motrin and Aleve. These can be taken for potency of 400mg every 4-6 hours or as needed. When the dentist sees moderate toothache and inflammation in that region then they recommend the use of NSAIDS. These have not proved to be really safe for human consumptions and can cause severe damage such as intestinal bleeding, kidney failure and even high blood pressure. People who take these tablets have reported stomach upsets and stomach aches too. Although the NSAIDS are far better pain killers and the release of the drug is slow so that the effect lasts up to four hours after you have had them.

Thirdly, one could have medicines called COX-2 which are selective inhibitors. They can be bought in the form of Celecoxib called Celebrex and Rofecoxib called Vioxx. The suggested potency is 25-50mg per day. The dosage depends on the toothache and the pain threshold of the person taking it. 

With all of these medications available you will not need to worry about the next time that a toothache strikes you and before you can reach the dentist. Toothaches can be unbearable and the right painkiller can certainly take the misery away.

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 05 - July - 2013, at 05:45 AM

  • It looks like that your tooth is infected. It happens some times when the cavity is very deep. For this you have to go to the dentist and get the Iroot canal treatment of the tooth

  • Ariel

    Ariel 21 - June - 2013, at 14:23 PM

  • I had a cavity filled on my bottom right tooth & it was pretty close to the nerve. Now my tooth is in excruciating pain. Please help :( what's wrong with it?

  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 26 - April - 2012, at 00:16 AM

  • Ahmad, first thing i would suggest you to visit a dentist for your oral check up as there are many reasons for mouth not opening or restricted mouth opening. For pain you can take ibuprofen which is available over the counter. Do increase your mouth opening, you can do spoon exercise i.e. put wooden ice cream spoons stacked one upon another and daily increase one spoon till adequate mouth opening is seen. But before doing this, kindly consult your dentist to know the root cause of the condition.

  • Mohd ahmad

    Mohd ahmad 26 - April - 2012, at 00:05 AM

  • my oral mouth small open and food eating p ain please currently treatments and medicine name or dosege at warrarning

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