Managing your pain is our priority. Narcotic pain medications work well; however, they are highly addictive and many side effects. There are many effective non-addictive pain medications. In an effort to reduce narcotic pain medications, we recommend the following protocol.
Please note that these medication instructions may include medication that you may NOT have been prescribed. Please follow only the instructions that pertain to you. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call our office at ANY time day or night.
If you are allergic or cannot take any of these medications, please let your doctor know so that alternative protocol can be discussed.
Ibuprofen 800 mg (or know as Motrin): Take one tablet every 8 hours – If Ibuprofen 800 mg is not enough to ease your pain, you can take an over-the-counter Tylenol Extra Strength and alternate it with Ibuprofen 800 mg every 4 hr. In other words, you will be taking a pain medication every 4 (four) hours rotating between the Ibuprofen & Extra Strength Tylenol.
Peridex (Chlorhexidine )Oral Rinse: Start using it a day after your surgery. Use it twice a day – in the morning and before bed. Do not use this medicated rinse for more than seven days.
Antibiotic: (If prescribed): please follow instructions written on the medication.
Norco (if prescribed): Take one tablet every six hours. You can alternate Ibuprofen and Norco every 4 (four) hr. Do not take Norco medication if you are taking Tylenol (those two cannot be mixed). Please note that all instructions are written on the label that is on your medication.