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Which Over the Counter Meds Should You Have on Hand for Oral Surgery Recovery?

Posted on 11/20/2019 by Andrew Zeiger
Which Over the Counter Meds Should You Have on Hand for Oral Surgery Recovery?After a successful oral surgery, there are the usual conditions no one can escape. These include pain, some bleeding, swelling and discomfort. However, we usually make it so that no one has to suffer needlessly.

For this reason, we usually prescribe a variety of over the counter medication to help with these conditions so that you can have a proper quality of life as you continue to heal.

These medications are used to control these conditions among others that might occur post-surgery. Everyone's body is different. Therefore, there might be some complications that come up post-surgery that can be handled by these types of medication. Here are a few over the counter meds that are crucial post oral surgery.

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

In case you are experiencing acute swelling, some drugs can be of great assistance to you. If you are looking for relief from discomfort and redness in the mouth, Corticosteroids are quite ideal. This product also helps gums heal and help the gums not to swell much.

To Handle Gingivitis and Plaque

After oral surgery, the likelihood of getting an infection is quite high. Given that the mouth is often very moist and with plenty of bacteria, you need something to keep such infections at bay. Chlorhexidine is an antibiotic that works very well to combat bacteria in the mouth. This drug is often available as a gelatin-filled chip and mouth rinse. After the oral surgery, it helps keep any bacterial infections away so that your mouth can heal well.

Pain Killers

After the surgery, you might not feel the pain at first, but as the numbing drugs start to wear off, the pain starts to come back. Depending on the type of surgery, you might need stronger pain killing medication than others. Ibuprofen and acetaminophen are popular over the counter medications that help a great deal. However, when dealing with children, do not use ibuprofen unless directed by us.

These drugs are quite helpful in recovery and help in alleviating the pain associated with many oral surgeries. When you take them as directed by us, you will be sure to recover quite well.

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