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My husband age 80 with Parkinson's so on various medications

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My husband age 80 with Parkinson's so on various medications has a upper jaw pain which woke him last night and he believes a cracked tooth. He took 3 Advil at 6am and feels less pain. We are in Rome and return tomorrow to NYC arriving 6pm. Can he fly safely? Should we alternate Tylenol/Advil for pain?
Adrienne Hines
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Behere replied 2 years ago.
Hello Adrienne,
Thanks for putting up your question on Just Answer.
Yes, he can fly safely. Flying does increase the pressure inside the pulp chamber of the tooth and increases the pain as well, so yes again, you will need to alternate Tylenol and Advil.
The only problem is the "urinary issues" that you mention. If he has taken both previously without any problems, then yes go ahead.
Hope this answers your question. Feel free to contact me again for more information. Please leave a positive rating for me if this answer has helped you. I do not get credit for it otherwise.
Good Luck !
Dr. Behere