After you undergo oral surgery, you (like many patients) may return home with a prescription for strong pain reliever that are specifically suggested for patients who have received treatments like jaw surgery. This is, of course, something that gives you the security you need, knowing you will be able to remain completely comfortable following your surgery. Does that mean that you will always require an Rx? Will you be able to function on such medication and still work? We gladly answer these and other frequent questions.
You May Need More Than OTC Options
It’s entirely possible that you may be able to rely on over-the-counter medications to alleviate any inflammation and discomfort that you experience after oral surgery. However, it is also common practice to prescribe something stronger if necessary. Speak with us about your preferences and your discomfort tolerance, so we may decide together about the best decision for your needs.
You Might Need Time Off From Daily Tasks
If you do end up relying on prescription medication after oral surgery, it is important to remember that it will result in some minor impairment that will require you to stay home from work, class, or other obligations (and you will need to avoid driving until the medicine is out of your system).
Drug Storage And Disposal Require Extra Thought
Remember that you cannot just shake your extra pills into the trash bin, garbage disposal, or toilet bowl. Instead, you will need to thoughtfully rid yourself of them as described on the package or you will need to bring them to a local drug collection location provided by your community to keep the drugs out of our water systems. Otherwise, the drugs can end up in drinking water, harming aquatic life, and more.
Make Good Choices For Your Smile
Let us know if you require assistance with your oral health, so we may offer our comprehensive oral surgery treatment options. Schedule the time you need in Santa Rosa, CA by calling Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery at 707-545-4625 to schedule your visit today.