Common Dental Emergency Symptoms and Procedures
What to do for emergency dental pain relief
If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please hang up and call 911!
What to do for emergency dental pain relief.
We want you to understand that without examining a patient experiencing a dental emergency, there is no way to suggest possible dental pain relief treatments that are applicable for everyone. These suggestions are of a general nature and are not necessarily applicable for every dental patient or your particular dental emergency situation. If you are experiencing a dental emergency, it is very important that you contact a local emergency dentist.
A toothache may be a sign of an infection. Until you can get professional care, we suggest that you take temporary pain relievers.
A good option is to combine over the counter Ibubrofen (Advil) 200mg and over the counter extra strength Tylenol 500 mg. Take one or two of each at the same time every 4-6 hours. Do not place an aspirin tablet on the tongue or gum tissues. It only works internally by swallowing it and not on the surface. Other natural pain relievers and homeopathic remedies might work as well, but be aware of possible drug interactions. Also, be aware that some people are allergic to Aspirin, Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Advil (Ibuprofen). If you do get a reaction to any drugs, contact your physician or call 911 for help.