Following most surgical procedures there may or may not be pain, depending on your threshold for pain.
Because of the medications used for sedation, the following regimine is used on the day of treatment: You may take 2 acetaminophen (Tylenol) followed by 2 Iburofen (Advil) 3 hours later. Alternate these medications every 3 hours (Example: Tylenol - 3 hours - Advil - 3 hours -Tylenol - 3 hours - Advil - 3 hours, etc.).
Taking these medications in this fashion is as potent as any narcotic because you still have the sedation medication in your system. Most people don't need other medication. If you do need pain medication the next day, just call our office and we will call in the appropriate prescription for you.
If you have any questions about these medications interacting with other medications you are presently taking, please call our office first, your physician and/or your pharmacist.
Don't Forget to Floss!
Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Decay-causing bacteria can hid between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between teeth and under the gum line.
Visit Our Office Regularly!
Take good care of your smile. Remember to visit the dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
Mouthwash Is Important, Too!
Brushing and flossing may not be enough. The ADA now recommends using an antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce plaque and prevent gingivitis.