Dentist Questions Tooth extraction

What's the best painkiller for tooth extraction?

Will I be given painkillers after my tooth extraction? Which painkiller is the best one for tooth-extraction related pain, or will I be okay with just ibuprofen?

5 Answers

Easiest thing is to take 2 extra strength tylenol together with 3 advil every 4- 6 hours. You must take it consistently whether is hurts or not to be effective.
The movement is toward non-narcotic post op pain medications. For my patients, I recommend alternating Ibuprofen with acetaminophen(Tylenol) every 4 hours. Most of the time, the decision to prescribe a narcotic analgesic is made based on the clinical judgment of the provider extracting the tooth. If you have concerns voice them prior to starting so, your provider can explain how they usually handle post-op discomfort. Hopefully the tooth comes out nice and easy and your recovery is uneventful.

Justin W. Ruffner, DDS
That will be the doctor's choice and what you will need after the extraction.
Trust your surgeon to prescribe an appropriate pain medicine based on the difficulty of the extraction.
Opioids have been shown to be less effective than ibuprofen. However, before taking any medication, you need to first check with your dentist.