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Painkillers and other options for wisdom teeth removal?

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In brief: Motrin + Tylenol (acetaminophen)

If you want an over the counter regimen, i like 3 x Motrin 200mg (600mg total) every 8 hours combined with extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg).
Studies have shown the combination is much stronger than taking the medication individually. However please inform your dentist as there may be other drug interactions. Additionally i like to ice the areas immediately after surgery to lessen the swelling.

In brief: Motrin + Tylenol (acetaminophen)

If you want an over the counter regimen, i like 3 x Motrin 200mg (600mg total) every 8 hours combined with extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) (500mg).
Studies have shown the combination is much stronger than taking the medication individually. However please inform your dentist as there may be other drug interactions. Additionally i like to ice the areas immediately after surgery to lessen the swelling.
Dr. Winston Muditajaya
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
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In brief: Prescription

Most providers that I have dealt with with provide plenty of meds via prescription.
Likely meds are hydrocodone or oxycodone and maybe the addition of 800mg ibuprophen.

In brief: Prescription

Most providers that I have dealt with with provide plenty of meds via prescription.
Likely meds are hydrocodone or oxycodone and maybe the addition of 800mg ibuprophen.
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry

In brief: Options...

Any anti-inflammatory medication can help.
Aleve, motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. Ice to minimize swelling can also be helpful... Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used as well to help with the pain management. Your doctor will most likely prescribe something stronger such as loritab if you do not have any allergy to codeine.

In brief: Options...

Any anti-inflammatory medication can help.
Aleve, motrin, advil and even a holistic alternative arnica. Ice to minimize swelling can also be helpful... Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used as well to help with the pain management. Your doctor will most likely prescribe something stronger such as loritab if you do not have any allergy to codeine.
Dr. James Wright
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