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Why You Should Never Rely on Over-the-Counter Medications to Manage Tooth Pain


Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Pained woman suffering from bruxism and rubbing her jaw while in bedOver-the-counter medications, commonly known as OTC, can be used to treat common problems like headaches. As much as most of them are effective in treating other problems, they may not be as effective in managing tooth pain. Recent studies have shown that using the wrong OTC medications for tooth pain has worrisome side effects. This is why contacting us first before considering using them is essential. Our dental professionals will advise whether you should use them or come for effective treatment. Read on for more information about the potential risks of over-the-counter medications.

Potential Risks of OTC Medications


The idea that OTC medications are safe just because they are from a recognized distributor is misleading. You can get effective OTC medication, but it is not meant for tooth pain. Taking the wrong medication will not only worsen the condition but also increase the risk of developing other conditions. Additionally, if you overuse OTC medications, their effects can be dangerous and toxic. This underlines the importance of contacting us first before using such medications.

Our professionals know which medications work for tooth pain and which do not. In fact, it is a good idea to get medications from us instead of taking on the risk of OTC medications. Some outlets do not understand the problem your tooth has and might sell you medications that will not work. Not only will that cost you financially but also worsens the already bad situation.

Potential Reaction With Other Medication


OTC medication can also interact with other medications you are taking and create adverse side effects. This is because OTC drugs can alter the way prescribed medication works in your body. The efficiency of such medication suffers a significant setback when mixed with other medication. You should consult a professional for guidance on managing OTC and prescribed medication. Therefore, if you are already on prescribed medicine, it is a good idea to refrain from using OTC medications for tooth pain. Visit our offices for more information on why you should avoid OTC medication when managing tooth pain.


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