17 Jul 2012
Yes, Naproxen belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs. It will help relieve the pain and help to reduce the swelling. It will not however treat the cause of the toothache. If your toothache persists you should see your dentist.
18 Jul 2012
Naproxen will help decrease the swelling and therefore decrease the pain to a degree. However, with your description of the problem, it sounds as though you have a major infection going on. The naproxen will do absolutely nothing for that. You really need to get too a dentist (the best solution) or at least your pcp dr to get an antibiotic for the infection. Ignoring the infection can lead to extremely dangerous health problems. They may even be able to give you a stronger, short term pain reliever to make you more comfortable while the antibiotic works on your infection. But I really can't stress enough the importance of getting an antibiotic immediately.
18 Jul 2012
It is well researched that untreated dental problems leads to serious heart disease and heart attack. That includes bleeding gums, let along an infection like yours.
Hope you get to that dentist very soon. They always have spots open for these types of things. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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