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What pain reliever is used for wisdom teeth removal?

What pain reliever is used for wisdom teeth removal?

Hydrocodone,tylenol,: For postoperative pain, the most common analgesics are hydrocodone (vicodin, lortab) , tylenol (acetaminophen) #3, or percocet. In patients who are drug tolerant, hydomorphone (dilaudid) may be used. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Wisdom Teeth (Definition)

Wisdom teeth are the last molars to "come in" to a person's mouth. They usually emerge when someone is 17 to 21 years old. Many wisdom teeth become impacted for lack of room in the mouth, and ...Read more


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What anesthesia is used for wisdom teeth removal?

What anesthesia is used for wisdom teeth removal?

General or local --: Depending on your medical status and your dentist's practice. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is normally used for wisdom teeth removal?

What anesthesia is normally used for wisdom teeth removal?

Varies: Depends on the severity of the wisdom tooth impaction. I often remove wisdom teeth in my clinic with nitrous oxide and the local anesthetic articaine. If they are partially or completely impacted, an oral surgeon may use IV sedation and local anesthetic. This is a good option because you are not conscious of the procedure but not all the way under like general anesthesia. ...Read more

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Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Not normally: Not normally. Most extractions under IV sedation do not require intubation. Even if intubation is required in select cases, there are other medications that can be used to accomplish this safely. ...Read more

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Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Is wisdom teeth removal painful?

Tips for pain relief: Any tooth extraction can be uncomfortable. The key is good home care. As soon as possible place an ice pack on your face...Even if you have to store your own ice bag in a cooler in the car. Keep ice on your face 20min on then 20 min off for the first 24 hours. Take pain meds as prescribed and limit activity. Dont suck through a straw, spit alot, slurp soup or smoke. Eat soft foods for 24 hrs. ...Read more

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How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

How painful is wisdom teeth removal?

Comfortable: Usually comfortable during procedure. Either with local anesthesia (often augmented with oral sedation or nitrous oxide) or local anesthesia and IV sedation. Only doc to offer all options - oral surgeon. Make sure you are evaluated and treated by oral surgeon. ...Read more

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How is wisdom teeth removal experience?

How is wisdom teeth removal experience?

It depends: There is no one experience that all patients share. Some wisdom teeth are completely or nearly erupted into the mouth and removal should be less complicated. Sometimes they are "impacted" or covered by gums and bone and are more involved. Ultimately, you should feel little or nothing during removal thanks to local anesthetic (and sedation if desired). Pain meds keep you comfortable afterward. ...Read more

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Wisdom teeth removal- should I be worried?

Wisdom teeth removal- should I be worried?

No: There are risks and concerns with any surgical procedure. In the hands of a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon, wisdom tooth extraction is routine. For best results, see an oral surgeon for exam/recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the wisdom teeth removal experience like?

What is the wisdom teeth removal experience like?

Oral surgeon: It varies alot. Based on age, depth of impaction, infection, skill of surgeon. For very best results, see a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Why am i still having pain from wisdom teeth removal?

Depends: How many days ago did you have your wisdom teeth? Patients tend to be sore for 3-7 days after wisdom teeth removal. Sometimes there is discomfort for 2 weeks depending on the patient, health issues, pain threshold, patient compliance etc. See your dds for a follow up visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Tooth Extraction (Definition)

Tooth extraction means removing an entire tooth or teeth from the jawbone. ...Read more


Analgesic (Definition)

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