Medications can make dental appointments more relaxing and comfortable
Various medications are available to help create more relaxing and comfortable dental appointments. Some remedies control the pain, some help relax, and others induce a deep sleep during the treatment of teeth. You and your dentist can discuss several factors to decide which drugs to use during your treatment: the type of procedure, your overall health, history of allergies, and your level of anxiety are taken into account when determining which approach is best for you in particular.
Non-narcotic analgesics are the most commonly used drugs for relief of dental pain or pain after dental treatment. This category includes aspirin, acetaminophen, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen. Narcotic analgesics, like those containing codeine, act on the central nervous system to relieve pain. They are used for more severe pain.
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