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Why You Should Use Ibuprofen if You Get a Sore Tooth

Posted on 12/20/2019 by Jasmine Marshall
Why You Should Use Ibuprofen if You Get a Sore ToothMost dentists will often tell you to see them as soon as possible when it comes to all things considered a toothache. That's because it might be a sign of a greater problem which can be solved early to avoid future complications. However, sometimes going to see the doctor isn't always an option.

There are instances where seeing the dentist is not exactly an option. In such a case, the only solution is often to get some pain-relieving medication to soothe the pain and allow you to go on with your activities until you can get the opportunity to see a professional. In such a case, you will often need some over the counter medication to soothe the pain and grant you almost immediate relief.

Causes of a Sore Tooth

There are a lot of reasons why you can get a sore tooth. Some of the most common problem is cavity pain and inflammation. When certain bacteria that lives in the mouth breaks down starch and protein, they produce acids that eat away at the enamel exposing the nerve. In such a case, contact with cold or hot items can bring about pain. Inflammation also causes the teeth to get sore and painful. To get immediate relief, you need some medication.


One of the most effective solutions to a sore tooth is ibuprofen. It is the most popular over the counter medicine for such conditions. This particular medication has been branded several names such as Advil, Motrin and so forth. This particular medication is available in liquid gel capsules, tablets, and oral suspensions. It works extremely well, since it reduces inflammation, soothes nerves and as such is a prime candidate for soothing such pain.

While others might think that aspirin is a better option but it's not. Using aspirin to soothe toothaches and gum issues is a bad idea since the medicine will burn the gums and bring about more pain and complications that you were hoping to avoid altogether. As such, get some ibuprofen and see us as soon as you possibly can.
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