Pain Management

The management of dental pain can usually be controlled by over-the-counter
medications, such as Ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol). The
following regimen is recommended for dental pain management:
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) take (3) – 200mg tablets every (8) hours by mouth as needed for pain.
Please make sure not to miss a dose.
OR
Naproxen (Aleve) – take (2) tablets every twelve (12) hours by mouth. Please make sure not to
miss a dose.
AND
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) take (1) extra strength tablet every (4) hours by mouth as needed for
pain.
It is recommended to alternate your medication for maximum pain relief.
Example:
a . 8:00am Ibuprofen 600mg + Acetaminophen 500mg
b. 12:00pm Acetaminophen 500mg
c . 4:00pm Ibuprofen 600mg + Acetaminophen 500mg
d . 8:00pm Acetaminophen 500mg
❖ IT IS SAFE to combine NSAID medications (Ibuprofen/Advil/Motrin or Naproxen/Aleve) WITH
a pain reliever like Acetaminophen/Tylenol.
❖ IT IS NOT SAFE to combine NSAID medications, such as Ibuprofen and Aleve
❖ If you are having Sensitivity to any adjacent teeth where the surgery was performed, use ACT
Mouth rinse or the generic brand. Swish for 30 seconds two times a day.
❖ If experiencing discomfort try to relax in a quiet setting and take deep breaths.
Please be aware of remaining prescribed medications given by our office. If you should
need more medications, please call office during business hours. Uptown Oral Surgery &
Dental Implants will not take after-hour calls regarding pain medicine.