For infections or other dental problems, getting you out of pain is very important to us at American Dental Associates. There are several treatments available for relief, depending on your circumstances, which includes:
- NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen and naproxen, is used for inflammation and swelling and is typically given to a patient after a tooth extraction or root canal and other procedures.
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol) can be used for mild pain management, such as for after a restoration or teeth cleaning, if you have sensitive teeth.
- Topical anesthetics that can be applied directly to the gum tissue or tooth, are used for many procedures, and include lidocaine or Novocain, given through a needle or in a cream; other ointments may include benzocaine or tetracaine combined with benzocaine.; these are given before a procedure.
- Prescription medications to control pain and/or relieve it after surgical procedures, such as tooth extractions, root canals, osseous surgery, or other oral surgery. Examples include opioids and narcotics.
Contacting Dr. Sharma and associates is best if you need pain management in Chicago, Illinois. They can determine what medication would be best for you and tell you about side effects, dosing, and time-frame for taking medication. Contact us to speak to our dental team. Our goal is to ensure you have a positive, pain-free experience at our dentists.