As your dentist, Dr. Behnaz Raisdana cares about preventing and relieving pain caused by dental problems. However, in our attempt to relieve your pain, we may first have to cause some post-procedure pain. This is an unpleasant but necessary step towards a healthy and beautiful smile. If you do end up needing a dental procedure here at Auburn Family Dental, we will provide you with a list of post-procedure instructions on how to care for your wound and manage any pain you may experience.
Post-Procedure Pain Management
Below are the two most common ways we’re able to treat your post-procedure dental pain:
Over-the-Counter Pain Relief – Medications that you can purchase over the counter will not require a prescription from Dr. Raisdana and can be found at any drugstore. These kinds of pain medications include ibuprofen products, such as Motrin or Advil, as well as acetaminophen, such as Tylenol. These types of pain relievers are all a little different and Dr. Raisdana will let you know which is right for your specific situation and needs.
Prescription Pain Relief – Obviously, pain relievers prescribed by our dentist will be much stronger and are used to treat the pain of more intense dental procedures. While most of these prescription drugs are just stronger doses of the aforementioned over-the-counter drugs, some are opioids. Opioids come with a much higher risk of addiction because they’re considered narcotics. Please talk to Dr. Raisdana if you have problems with addiction or substance abuse in your past.