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Managing Pain Following Dental Treatment

Handsom manAt Meadows Family Dentistry, your comfort is important to us. We know that some dental disorders, and the procedures to heal them, can cause pain. Following any procedure performed in our office, we will provide you with post-procedure instructions to follow.

Managing Pain After a Dental Procedure

Below are two of the most common ways to relieve your post-procedure dental pain:

Over-the-Counter Pain Relief – Over-the-counter pain medication includes the types of medicine that you can purchase without a prescription. These types of medication can be found at any pharmacy or drugstore. There are a few types of over-the-counter medications, the most common being ibuprofen products and acetaminophen products. Ibuprofen includes medication such as Advil or Motrin, but acetaminophen includes Tylenol. Dr. Preston Polson will let you know which of these types of painkillers will help your specific kind of pain.

Prescription Pain Relief – For more surgical dental procedures, you may be prescribed stronger pain medication. Some prescription painkillers are simply larger doses of the ones you can find in the drugstore, but others may be opioids. Opioids come with the risk of addiction. If you currently have substance abuse problems or have in the past, please let Dr. Polson know.

If you have any questions at all about how to manage your post-procedure pain, or if you’re experiencing severe and uncontrollable pain following dental treatment, please make sure to contact Meadows Family Dentistry. Our family dentist is located here in Castle Rock, Colorado.

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