Dental Pain can be a result of tooth decay or gum disease. While a visit to the dentist is recommended to find the cause of an ache, temporary relief can often come from over the counter analgesics, such as Advil.
Symptoms of Dental Pain
Some symptoms of dental pain include:
- A sharp or throbbing with swelling around the tooth.
- Fever or headache.
- Tooth pain when consuming hot or cold drinks
- Tooth pain when eating sweet snacks
- Sensitivity of the teeth when biting or chewing food
Managing Dental Pain
To manage the pain, it is recommended to get a proper diagnosis from a dentist to make sure the treatment is appropriate for the problem.
If an analgesic is recommended, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), like Advil can be used.
NSAIDS like Advil can also help relieve the pain and discomfort of dental pain, until you consult with your dentist. Advil Liquid Capsules are proven to be more effective than paracetamol tablets in relieving moderate to severe dental pain13.
Dental Maintenance & Prevention
Good oral hygiene is necessary to maintain a healthy mouth. Brushing your teeth every day can remove plaque and is the most effective process you can follow to maintain a healthy mouth.
Information and instructions about tooth brushing, interdental brushing and flossing can be obtained from your dentist. This will ensure optimal self-care of your teeth and gums.
Visit your dentist on a regular basis to manage your dental health.
- Hersh E.V., Clin. Ther. 22(11) :1306-1318 (2 x 200mg Advil Liquid Capsules vs. 2 x 500mg paracetamol tablets)