Medication Instructions Following Oral Surgery
Generally, a narcotic pain medication is prescribed following oral surgery. However, many patients find they do not require the stronger prescription medication for pain relief. Additionally, patients can experience significant side effects from these medications that include nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, dizziness, and constipation. You should not drive or consume alcohol while taking narcotic pain medications.
The following is a regimen that minimizes or eliminates the need for the narcotic pain medications. We recommend that you follow the first level and move to the second level of pain management if needed for more severe pain relief.