acetaminophen is not working at all to ease the pain of an exposed tooth root.it is unbearable pain and now i have the 800 mg ib's and wondering if its ok to have them both in my system?
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While there is nothinng particularly dangerous about rotating Motrin with Tylenol, (Motrin 800 every 6-8 hours, with Tylenol for "breakthrough pain"). my biggest concerns lie with the fact that the Dentist:
1. has you at HOME with an exposed ROOT? That is, as far as I know, a dental emergency and should be treated as such!
2. Has left you in such extreme pain, when Motrin alternated with a light narcotic such as Codeine would really relieve your pain.
*Never take Tylenol without speaking with your doctor if you have liver problems, kidney, or are seriously ill with a fever over 101. Reducing your fever too quickly can cause a seizure, and when the Tylenol wears off, and the fever shoots up again, can also cause a seizure.
I know you don't want to hear this, but best advice? CALL THE DENTIST, and be very pro-active , as he works for YOU, not the other way around!!
If this Dentist is "unavailable" or not answering your calls or helping you control your pain, then you can find another dentist, or go to the ER for treatment.
I am NOT dispensing medical advice! ALWAYS check with your doctor about any medications or treatments!
Let me know how it turns out, I had a similar experience!
The two of them are different drugs and may be alternated to control pain. I agree you should call the dentist or go to the emergency room an exposed root is a dental emergency and should be taken care of ASAP to prevent an infection. Good luck, watch for abscesses also, marjorie zych
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