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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMedicine · 11 months ago

Is Ibuprofen help fight the pain in my jaw?

I’m scheduled to have a cavity removed on Monday, but I feel in a lot of pain on my mouth.

Can Ibuprofen help fight it?

Update:

Please excuse the wording on the title, I meant to write: "CAN Ibuprofen help fight the pain in my jaw?"

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    It can- but it should only be used for low intensity pain. Moderate to high intensity pain (a "5" or more on a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is the worst pain you can possibly imagine in your life) should be treated with narcotics. Notably, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen and acetaminophen should be used only in the amounts and frequencies stated on their labeling, as they can cause free bleeding and liver damage. If they're not working at the maximum recommended doses, narcotic pain medications are necessary. Notably, Tramadol should not be used for dental pain, as such use is inconsistent with the FDA monograph.

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    I've used Ibuprofen for tooth pain with good results. Follow the dose instructions.

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  • 11 months ago

    Ibuprofen is a pain killer. It will astonishingly, kill pain

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  • Lili
    Lv 7
    11 months ago

    Yes, it's the most recommended OTC medication for post-dental procedures. Taking some beforehand is a good idea.

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  • 11 months ago

    yes. Be sure and take some before you go to the Dr.

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  • 11 months ago

    yes, don't overdose. 600 mg (3 pills) every 6 hrs is max dose.

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  • Anonymous
    11 months ago

    I dont really know.

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