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  1. Default Do muscle relaxant pills work on a tooth nerve

    I have had tooth ache for nearly a year, had many tests to try and find out whats wrong. Dentist has come to conclusion that it must be a nerve in the tooth causing the problem as tooth/gum looks healthy & tests show nothing. I have been prescribed a muscle relaxant pill to take for 5weeks, which should calm the nerve. How will it know what nerve to calm & when I stop taking the pills will the pain come back??


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    Sounds like you need a root canal.

  3. Sorry, but a muscle relaxant is not going to anything at all for pain from an inflamed nerve. Muscle relaxants are designed to work on smooth muscle tissues - stopping them from contracting (spasming). It would have absolutely no affect at all on a nerve from your tooth. You need an analgesic to make the pain in your tooth better. Most dentists will prescribe a mild narcotic pain reliever such as Darvocet N-100 or Vicoden 5/525.

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    Muscle relaxants won't do anything for tooth aches since there are no muscles inside the tooth. You can take analgesics like Mefenamic Acid or Ibuprofen for the pain but you still need to get the offending nerve removed by root canal (if the nerve is already involved) or have the tooth extracted.


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