How to Manage Pain After
the Dentist

If you recently had a procedure that has left you with some
discomfort, Dr. Bilski is here to share some tips on how to manage that pain
with over-the-counter ibuprofen and acetaminophen.

Manage Oral Pain Without Opioids

Over the last few years, health care professionals have been
fighting an epidemic of opioid addiction and abuse. As a result, many doctors
are reluctant to prescribe any opioid post-treatment to try and keep their
patients safe.

After years of study and research, many health care providers, Dr.
Bilski included, have discovered that a simple regimen of ibuprofen and
acetaminophen can have the same pain relief as Percocet or Vicodin without
the risk of abuse or addiction.

Pain Relief Routine

  1. Take 3 or 4 Advil at 8:00 am
  2. Take 2 extra strength Tylenol at Noon.
  3. Take 3 or 4 Advil at 4:00 pm
  4. Take 2 extra strength Tylenol at 8:00 pm
  5. Take 3 or 4 Advil at Midnight
  • The maximum amount of ibuprofen/ Advil you can safely take in 24
    hours is 3,200 milligrams.
  • The maximum amount of acetaminophen/ Tylenol 4,000
  • By following this routine to manage your pain, you will be under
    the daily limit, experience the same pain relief as with prescribed medicine,
    and not have to take opioids.

Typically, Advil works for about 8 hours, and Tylenol works for
about 4 hours. Check with your doctor before using ibuprofen and

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If you have any questions about this routine, please contact us

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