What is the best painkiller for toothache?
There’s nothing quite like the pain that toothache causes. We often get asked what is the best painkiller for toothache?
Our dentists at Beverley Dental, Raynes Park normally recommend a combination of ibuprofen and paracetamol taken in a very specific way.
The first thing to make sure is that you can take these medications because Ibuprofen is not recommended if you have any stomach problems, asthma, have an allergy or are on warfarin. The other contraindications are linked at the bottom of the blog along with the contraindications for paracetamol.
Beverley Dental recommend the Ibuprofen Rapid Relief tablets sold at Tesco and Boots. These are great for relieving toothache as they have a higher dose but please do follow the instructions on the back of the packet. These are normally taken every 8 hours which should relieve the toothache that may well be worse at night.
The throbbing tooth pain may increase because the ibuprofen wears off over time. In this case we suggest topping up with 1g of paracetamol until your next dose of ibuprofen is due.
This should stop the toothache at home and make the tooth nerve pain go away until you can visit one of our gentle dentists at Beverley dental. Our dentists all understand the need to relieve your pain as soon as possible and endeavour to do so in a kind and caring way.
Ibuprofen is normally suggested for a maximum of three days and this is the same length of time you should feel the pain subsiding.
We would recommend you book an emergency dental appointment with us to relieve any tooth pain or solve the case of the problem once the pain fades. This can be done by calling us at Beverley Dental, Raynes Park on 020 8241 2515 or emailing us at email@example.com
Contraindications for ibuprofen
Contraindications for paracetamol