In a pharmacy, patients request a pain relief medication due to a toothache quite commonly. Seeing a dentist to investigate the cause of pain is crucial. In the meantime, the patient may consider the use of over the counter medicines to manage the pain. Although it is difficult to point out a single best pain reliever for toothache, patients may see pain reduction with any of the drugs reviewed below. A combination of two or even three different product is possible with over the counter medicines. I will discuss leading painkillers available in pharmacies for the management of a toothache. I will also list a few prescription-only drugs which can be prescribed by a dentist. Summary of the post:
- Management of dental pain with paracetamol
- Is paracetamol the best pain reliever for a toothache?
- Best pain reliever for toothache: Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAIDs)
- NSAIDs effectiveness in acute toothache
- Codeine combination products as pain relief for a toothache
- Is codeine the best pain reliever for a toothache?
- Local anaesthetics for toothache
- Prescription-only medicines for a toothache