A 31-year-old male asked:
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rly bad jaw/facial pain (lockjaw/tmj symptoms) following tooth extraction. was prescribed norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) but would an nsaid help me actually heal better?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
See a TMJ specialist: After imaging and physical examination have excluded structural damage, management depends upon the particular type of TMJ disorder. Many posts-dental treatment TMJ patients frequently have accompanying symptoms of TMD and should be referred for appropriate management to a TMJ specialist.
Answered on Mar 25, 2015

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