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what kind of painkillers do people get after having my wisdom teeth extracted?

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Dr. TED FEDER
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
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Dr. Michael Wexler
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
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Dr. Daniel Quon
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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Dr. Daniel Quon
Dr. Daniel Quon commented
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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Although Motrin can be a very effective analgesic for many patients, there are a significant number of patients who cannot or should not have it prescribed for them.
Mar 21, 2013
Dr. Sami Latif
Dr. Sami Latif commented
36 years experience Dentistry
I do extract wisdom teeth , the only medications I prescribe is Motrin 800 mg ,it's given before the surgery then 3xaday it's works .
Mar 20, 2013

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