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I have tried all sorts of remedies on various sites. Let me tell you though I have horrible teeth. Some of my roots and bones are exposed. No joke. What works best for me (it sometimes wears off early but makes it more bearable) is I take 600mg of Ibuprofen every 6 hours. 2 to 3 hours after i take the Ibuprofen (Advil), I take 2 500 mg extra strength Tylenol. I literally take the 600 mg of Ibuprofen as soon as 6 hours is up. And the same with the Tylenol. I also use the Orajel Medicated Toothache swabs (the qtip kind that has the liquid in it). I also sometimes rinse with Listerine. I know theres not much special about what I do, but the combo of Ibuprofen and Tylenol helps. I also have bad gums and some of my teeth are decayed near my gum line. So my pain gets real severe. This seems to help.

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christina d

I have had a bad experience myself with my wisdom tooth in the back bottom right. It is slowly decaying, I have a huge hole in my tooth and my nerve is exposed. I had a dentist look at it, for the pain she suggested that I take Motrin IB. That works wonders when I have it. I take it every 4-6 hours and it helps to make the pain go away. But the moment that I run out and need more I feel every pounding ache in my tooth. I would have to say go with that, it helped me in that area most.


all that Ibuprofen and Tylenol is literally poisoning you! Your liver will begin to shut down and fail if you don't stop taking those doses!


I'm sorry you're in so much pain!! I wish I had a way to help. I should count my blessings that my pain is from a root canal and will be over in a few days!!! I'll be prayin for you!!!


Pain sucks, that's why I am reading these post, but more than 4000mL of tylenol /24 hrs and you may be looking for a new liver.

Toothless Fairy

It does sound like a lot of OTC pain reliever, however, I have been told by several health care professionals that it is safe to stagger Tylonol and Ibuprofen like that. I had a hysterectomy and have been in hell with pain since. Before getting on the major drugs for pain, I was told by the doc and surgeon to take four 200mg Ibuprofen every 6 to 8 hours and 2 extra strength Tylonol every four hours. This pretty much helped until I tore my incision open. I have bad teeth in back...two are broken and one is black and very painful. I've been doing this pain relief lately too as I've lost my job and have no insurance to see the dentist or doctor. Anything with alcohol is going to hurt like hell but will numb your mouth for a bit. Listerine works great, but so does vanilla extract and my favorite...almond extract. The higher the alcohol content, the more numb you get...just don't get tempted to drink it LOL Good luck to you. I hope you get relief soon. I often wish I could just have them all pulled and get falsies so I can be pain free!


According to my family doctor. 3800mg of Advil (Ibuprofen) is the maximum recommended for pain and swelling in a 24 hour period. Most prescriptions start at 1,000 2x a day. Oh and FYI, Ibuprofen metabolizes in the Kidney, Acetaminophen in the Liver.

That said, I too use a cocktail of sorts. Both of my rear upper molars are decayed, left one is at the gum line but gives me no pain unless I eat and something hits it, even then it's short lived. My right upper molar gives me problems daily. I take 800mg Ibuprofen every 6 hours, and use orajel. I also use Listerine damn close to 10 times a day, last thing I want is to invite infection. Been 10 years now *knocks on wood* So far the Ibuprofen works without much need for orajel.

While I don't have dental insurance to get them capped, drilled, or otherwise removed I rely on my family doctor, whom I've gone to for almost 20 years. I also suffer from cluster headaches so I trust the man to not steer me wrong as he has had me on many drugs over the years.

Hope that cleared up the 'doom and gloom' stated above about poison. Technically, it's poison at 1mg as it's not native to the body.

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