Post Operative Pain Management
Pain in dentistry can vary from slight to severe. We normally recommend that any patient having dental treatment that requires anesthetic (to be numbed up) have either tylenol or advil at the start of the appointment. This helps reduce the chance of post treatment sorness from the needle or arising from the procedure itself. Prescription pain medicine is prescribed by the dentist if he/she feels you will need more pain managment. Below you will find a pain medicine progression that can be taken depending on the severity of the pain.
Ice pack on cheek for 10-15 minutes every hour + 600 mg of ibuprofen (Advil) 4 times daily (breakfast, lunch, ...