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Should I take pain meds before I get my wisdom teeth removed?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Daniel Quon
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
If you are experiencing pain prior to surgery, you should consult with your dentist or surgeon who may recommend that you take something to alleviate the pain, preferably something over the counter that works well for you.
If you are to undergo sedation or general anesthesia, you should definitely consult with your dentist or surgeon before taking any narcotic pain medication prior to surgery.

In brief: Depends
If you are experiencing pain prior to surgery, you should consult with your dentist or surgeon who may recommend that you take something to alleviate the pain, preferably something over the counter that works well for you.
If you are to undergo sedation or general anesthesia, you should definitely consult with your dentist or surgeon before taking any narcotic pain medication prior to surgery.
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Could but call
Talk to your provider. If you are going to take something make sure it is a mild NSAID or tylenol (acetaminophen).
Not opiods or narcotics. They will be given after. Most important is to call your provider though.

In brief: Could but call
Talk to your provider. If you are going to take something make sure it is a mild NSAID or tylenol (acetaminophen).
Not opiods or narcotics. They will be given after. Most important is to call your provider though.
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Dr. Jared Plitt
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably.
Studies show that taking 600-800mg of Ibuprofen an hour before a large procedure can significantly reduce the amount and severity of post-operative pain.

In brief: Probably.
Studies show that taking 600-800mg of Ibuprofen an hour before a large procedure can significantly reduce the amount and severity of post-operative pain.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not necessarily
Usually this is unnecessary.

In brief: Not necessarily
Usually this is unnecessary.
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