Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatories can help reduce pain from toothache.

Do not take ibuprofen if you have asthma or stomach ulcers. 

You may take 400mg every 6 hours.


Paracetamol is effective for all types of tooth pain.

You may take 2 X 500mg tablets every 6 hours.

DO NOT overdose on paracetamol. Never take more than 8 tablets in 24 hours.

Other painkillers

We do not advise using any other forms of painkillers for toothache without specific advice from your doctor or ourselves 

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