A 30-year-old female asked:
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tooth extraction yesterday not bleeding anymore but still very painful.i don't smoke an didn't drink from straw. what can i do? motrin not working

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Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Contact dentist: You really need to contact the dentist who did the procedure so they can write a prescription for something stronger.
Answered on Oct 13, 2015
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Dr. Omid Vatan
19 years experience Dentistry
Stronger pain med: You may need either a stronger pain med such as Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or antibiotics or both. However, there is a chance that you have a dry socket. I would advise obtaining a stronger pain med 1st, then evaluating your condition after.
Answered on Oct 13, 2015
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Narcotic med: Ask dentist for prescription for stronger med like Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen).
Answered on Oct 13, 2015

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