Local anesthesia, general anesthesia, nitrous oxide, or intravenous sedation is commonly used in dental procedures to help control pain and anxiety. Sometimes, though, you need the best over the counter medicine for tooth pain at home. Other pain relievers include prescription or nonprescription anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen (Tylenol), and anesthetics.
Anti-inflammatory medications such as corticosteroids are used to relieve the discomfort and redness of mouth and gum problems. Corticosteroids are available by prescription only and are available as pastes under such brand names as Kenalog in Orabase, Orabase-HCA, Oracort, Oralone, Lidex, Temovate and others. These not only relieve dental pain due to pulpitis but also provide fast relief for canker & mouth sores. Read up on the side effects that some NSAIDs are associated with. Always consult a pharmacist or certified medical practitioner to know more about the diagnosis upon those drugs are used. Abuse of drugs are getting common nowadays and you want to take precaution against those happenings.
Your dentist may recommend a nonprescription anti-inflammatory drug — such as Motrin — to relieve mild pain and to swell caused by dental appliances, toothaches, and fevers. Tylenol may also be given. Do take note that unless directed by your dentist, never give infants and children aspirin. The NSAIDs market now is a huge and growing with many selections of drugs to choose from. Choose wisely and know which ones are the right selection in terms of strength and effectiveness for your situation.
Those who have experienced dental pain know that it can be miserable and very debilitating since it may make eating or sleeping difficult, and so relief of pain is essential. It is one of the worst pains on the planet. As it is not always possible to get immediate definitive dental treatment, it is indeed fortunate that we have effective drugs to make the situation bearable. Analgesics are also extremely useful to control pain after essential dental operations are carried out in many cases. Always have a plan to counter the pain while waiting to see the dentist the next day.
The key to successful toothache management is a proper diagnosis of the cause, and then correct treatment together with adequate pain relief as necessary. In general, NSAIDs and paracetamol can adequately control the pain of a toothache and have (for most patients) little or no side effects in the doses commonly prescribed. Hope that those tips above provide ou with some guidelines on pain management when you present with some dental discomfort.
If you have tooth pain in the Ashburn, VA area, be sure to give our dental office in One Loudoun a call. Our dentists in Ashburn are available to assist you with your dental issues.