A 35-year-old member asked:
what kind of painkillers do people get after having my wisdom teeth extracted?
3 doctor answers
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Everybodys Different: Some people don't require any pain meds. Others will use anti-inflammatory medicines (ibuprofen, naproxen) very successfully. Some use narcotics like vicodin, Percocet but usually not for longer than a few days.
Answered on Sep 12, 2014
Dr. Michael Wexler answered
22 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
NSAIDs are the best: By far, the best pain killer medication for a tooth or mouth problem is the family of drugs known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). These drugs decrease inflammation, unlike Acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol), and have the least amount of side effects. Examples are Ibuprofen (e.g. Motrin, advil), Ketoprofen (e.g. Orudis), Naproxen (e.g. Alleve), aspirin. Narcotics are used also.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
Dr. Daniel Quon answered
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: The medications prescribed for postoperative pain management will vary from doctor to doctor and may be based on the complexity of the procedure, your physical status, any allergies, as well as the medications the doctor has the most experience with.
Answered on Mar 21, 2013
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