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Taking Hydrocodone Because Of Wisdom Teeth
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At least 24 hrs.: You might have been given Rx and if they warn against alcohol - that needs to be heeded. Also, you need to wait till a clot forms to eat or drink anything. Avoid a straw to prevent dry socket. Ask your dentist about all this - it's not the alcohol per se, but always be moderate. Call their office to inquire. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sometimes yes: Vicodin has that effect on some patients. Percocet is a similar drug with fewer GI side effects but is not prescribed as often because of its greater addictive potential. Once solution is to take an anti-emetic suppository. Also, you might experience fewer GI symptom if you do not use the generic. It costs more and insurance often do not pay but my patients report an improvement. See your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Amoxicillin causing massive itching. Taking it because of wisdom teeth removal. Should I continue taking it though?
Don't self med: Versed is a strong, short acting sedative. It must be administered by a properly trained health professional in a controlled setting. That means proper monitoring of blood pressure, oxygen saturation, heart and respiratory rates, among other things. There must be equipment on hand to support breathing and manage medical emergencies. It is not intended to be self-administered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can Hydrocodone, Ibuprofen, Ondansetron, and Penicillin VK tablets from wisdom teeth removal delay my period? I've also been very stressed this month.
Depends: The amount and type of pain medication required by an individual following wisdom teeth surgery varies from patient to patient. Some patients take only over the counter analgesics, i.e., ibuprofen, Aspirin or Acetaminophen for a day or two, while others may require or request multiple prescriptions for pain meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm getting 2 wisdom teeth (which are both impacted). How long is the recovery with getting wisdom teeth removed?
A few days: You should be pretty well recovered after a few days. If not talk to your surgeon as there is quite a bit of variation depending on the severity of the surgery and who has done it for you. ...Read more
Pain Meds: In my office all patients need is 400mg of Motrin 3x/day for the first 3 days after the surgery. They are given 800mg as a loading dose before surgery. They are done under local so patients can follow all PO instructions to the letter for little or no swelling and therefore no pain. Please discuss with your surgeon your particular case. ...Read more
Can I take Vicodin the day BEFORE surgery? I'm having wisdom teeth pulled and they're putting me to sleep. Interaction with Vicodin and an anesthetic?
Good Question: Is there really any reason to to take the vicodin the day before surgery? Are you in that much pain that tylenol (acetaminophen) is not working? If so, you need to let your oral surgeon know. In any event, only the person administering the anesthesia can authorize the use of sedatives that could adversely affect your care. Give them a call. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: You definitely do not want to smoke pot before getting wisdom teeth removed. The smoke actually irritates your lungs and airways (that's why you cough when smoking) and can make anesthesia more dangerous. In addition, it is a depressant, so it makes it hard to guess drug interactions. The only medicine used for anesthesia is what the doctor gives. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: The two work to control pain differently and do not negatively interact with one another. Just pay close attention and do not take more than the maximum daily dose of either medication - that is a legitimate concern with both medicines you're taking. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Several: You should expect some pain and swelling in the first few days following wisdom teeth extractions. Typically these start improving 2-3 days post-op, and resolve within a week. You should expect some occassional oozing of blood from the sites for the first 24 hours or so as well. It is also common to have jaw muscle soreness in the first week or two, which may limit your mouth opening and diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I smoke marijuana the night before a wisdom tooth extraction? I'm getting all four removed with IV sedation
Not wise: Marijuana can adversely affect the IV sedation. Please, if you do smoke, advise the Oral Surgeon. Your anesthesia may need to be adjusted, or the procedure may have to be postponed. Report ALL Meds, prescription & OTC, as well as all supplements, to the Oral Surgeon as well as any marijuana consumption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sedation meds: During the extraction of wisdom teeth there can be several different combinations of medications used for intravenous sedation and local anesthesia. Most commonly, Lidocaine is the local anethesia of choice. Sedation medications can include but are not limited to midazolam, fentanyl, Propofol and decadron (dexamethasone). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: Sedation techniques offered by some dentists and/or oral surgeons may include oral sedation, nitrous oxide or laughing gas, intravenous conscious sedation, general anesthesia, or a combination of the above. Local anesthesia is still administered with all of the sedation options. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more
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