If you’ve just gotten a root canal or had your wisdom teeth extracted, chances are you’re in pain. Now that the numbness has worn off, you might want to know what can help ease the pain. Did you know that the best relief you can get after a tooth extraction is found in your medicine cabinet? That’s right, a study conducted by the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University has shown that ibuprofen taken in combination with acetaminophen is the most effective way to ease dental pain. In fact, in most cases, the combination of the two is more effective than opioids.