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Just got 4 impacted wisdom teeth removed, help me with the pain?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Pain medication: The dentist who removed your wisdom teeth is the one to discuss and prescribe pain medication with you. Call that office.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Narcotic meds: Impacted teeth can be very painful. Your oral surgeon should have prescribed narcotic pain meds and given you a complete list of instructions. Until you contact him/her, use OTC pain meds, ice.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Pain medication: In most cases simple over-the-counter pain relief is enough to ease any discomfort.or pain. Rx pain medication may be especially helpful if bone has been removed. Call your surgeon for Rx if needed.

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