Is it safe to use painkillers for dental pain?

//Is it safe to use painkillers for dental pain?

There are only a few things as cumbersome and painful like dental pain. If you’re wondering what over the counter pain medication or prescription drug you can take, this video is for you. In this video, Dr. Nawrocki from Dental Arts San Diego outlines the usage and recommendations, warnings and safely of the painkillers over the counter as well as prescription for dental pain.

Ibuprofen or Motrin is ideal for sharp and acute dental pain. However, for patients who are on blood thinners or other medications, they should alternatively use Tylenol (with acetaminophen). Another useful over the counter pain medication is Naproxen Sodium that is found in Aleve.

If you’re unable to get the relief you seek, you may want to consult with your dentist. They can take a look at what is going on with you and address your pain accordingly. Some common prescription pain medications include Norco, Vicodin, Tylenol #3 with codeine, and OxyContin. These pain medications are for severe cases and should be used appropriately. Note that they can cause drowsiness and are not ideal if you plan to drive or do other activities that require quick reactivity.

Dealing with dental pain can be incredibly challenging, and finding the right pain relief is crucial. Over-the-counter options like ibuprofen (Motrin) are effective for sharp and acute dental pain. However, it’s essential to consider your medical history and any medications you’re already taking. For those on blood thinners or with certain medical conditions, acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be a safer choice. Another OTC medication to consider is naproxen sodium, commonly found in Aleve.

Dealing with a tooth ache? Give Dental Arts San Diego. We are here to address all your concerns and help you achieve a healthy and pain-free smile. Schedule an appointment today by calling us at (619) 762-4430 or clicking here. We are located at 707 Arnele Avenue, El Cajon, CA, 92020.

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