It used to be thought that pain relief would be achieved with alternating paracetamol and a few hours later with ibuprofen. Paracetamol taken [B]with [/B]ibuprofen is now the best method for most dental pain. So the companies have brought out premade tablets, e.g. Maxigesic, Nuromol. You have to follow the instructions to keep within the daily limits, especially because of the potential paracetamol toxicity. It's not a nice way to die.\nPrevious products like paracetamol with codeine or ibuprofen with low-dose codeine are being phased out e.g. Panadeine. The small amount of codeine meant that patients didn't always get the relief they wanted, so they would increase the tablet intake but could easily OD on paracetamol before they got a decent dose of codeine.