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Painkillers after extraction

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snowqueen

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Hi folks, this is my first day on board so please be gentle :)

Do we have any dentists online that could answer my question? Today I had a tooth extracted and now the anaesthetic has worn off I am feeling very uncomfortable. I have taken paracetomol 2 hours ago which hasn't helped. Is it ok for me to take some Ibuprofen to see if that will help ease the pain?
 
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Gordon

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Yes, that's the best thing to do, if you're OK to take Ibuprofen.

Alternate them about, Paracetamol then Ibuprofen every 3 hours if you need to, so there's 6 hours between each drug.
 
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snowqueen

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Hi Gordon, nice to 'meet' you and thanks for your swift reply :) I am fine taking Ibuprofen, just thought I had better check before I had some in case it had any effect on the clot. Will wait another hour then take some as you advised, thanks :)
 
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