Extreme tooth Pain Medication


For extreme tooth pain, the best over the counter painkillers for a toothache are NSAD drugs, or NSAIDs for short. These include ibuprofen 600 mg ( Available in all drug stores in Iran ), or even better, Gelofen 400 mg if you can get hold of it. Ibuprofen is sold both as a generic version (cheaper!) and under many brand names like Gelofen 400 mg or 600 mg. The most common names in Iran are Nurofen & Advil and Motrin. Be cautious if you have asthma and always read the label for contraindications!


Paracetamol/Acetaminophen (Tylenol) or even aspirin (Disprin) are also pretty good for dental pain if you can not get IBUPROFEN. Please remember that it can be very dangerous to take too much paracetamol/acetaminophen.

If a dental cavity is causing the pain, you could try rinsing your mouth with warm salt water and using a toothpick to remove food from the cavity if you can feel or see it. Soak a piece of cotton with oil of cloves and put it into the cavity, but be very careful not to get any oil onto your tongue, gums, or other soft tissues. It really does help with the pain, but can cause local irritation and allergic reactions if it gets into contact with the soft tissue of the mouth. If your pain is spontaneous night pain try sleeping in a sitting position.The nerve and pulp chamber do not get filled with blood and usually, you do not get the same amount of throbbing pain.

If your pain is from a fractured tooth and you have an exposed nerve ( pulp ), if the nerve is still relatively healthy just covering it up with chewing gum will cause a great amount of relief. Take a piece of sugarless chewing gum chewed up and cover cavity, it should help a lot. We have had patients try it all to cover the nerve, shove cardboard in their tooth, plastic foil trying to seal the tooth, etc. but the sugarless chewing gum is the best temporary solution until you can see the dentist.

To make an emergency appointment with the dentist in Tehran, please call 26110052 & 26110053. If you can not find to see a dentist copy and paste the first phrases below in your google search to find 24 hours dental emergency locations in Tehran. Please keep the treatment to a minimum of the emergency dental practices and see your own dentist. If you do not have a dentist in Tehran, we will be happy to help you out by giving you an emergency appointment.


North Tehran Dental Emergency      دندانپزشکی شبانه روزی شمال تهران

West Tehran Dental Emergency       درمانگاه شبانه روزی دندانپزشکی غرب تهران