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What should I do if I need to take pain pills after a painful tooth operation but am 2 months clean?

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Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen)

Take 3 advil and 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours.
Studies show this combo is as effective as narcotic pain meds.

In brief: Advil and tylenol (acetaminophen)

Take 3 advil and 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) every 6 hours.
Studies show this combo is as effective as narcotic pain meds.
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
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In brief: No

Ask for a non-narcotic pain reliever like ultram (tramadol) and use motrin.

In brief: No

Ask for a non-narcotic pain reliever like ultram (tramadol) and use motrin.
Dr. Michelle Gordon
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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry

In brief: Discuss Addiction ..

Discomfort after a tooth extraction can last for some time, depending on the severity of the situation & the difficulty of the extraction.
Depending on your health history, aleve, advil, Motrin or for more holistic patients arnica can help reduce swelling & pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used instead of narcotics, to help with symptoms. Call your dentist for help and explain that you have addiction issues.

In brief: Discuss Addiction ..

Discomfort after a tooth extraction can last for some time, depending on the severity of the situation & the difficulty of the extraction.
Depending on your health history, aleve, advil, Motrin or for more holistic patients arnica can help reduce swelling & pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used instead of narcotics, to help with symptoms. Call your dentist for help and explain that you have addiction issues.
Dr. James Wright
Dr. James Wright
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine

In brief: Alternatives

Talk candidly with your dentist about your concern and ask if other options are available.
There often are many ways to reduce pain, both non-narcotic medicines and non-medicine, that he or she can discuss with you.

In brief: Alternatives

Talk candidly with your dentist about your concern and ask if other options are available.
There often are many ways to reduce pain, both non-narcotic medicines and non-medicine, that he or she can discuss with you.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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