Managing Pain

There are many methods for relieving oral pain. They include:

  • Ice packs on the affected area.
  • Avoiding hard candy or ice.
  • Avoiding sleeping on your stomach.

Dentists use a wide array of pain management tools, including:

  • Topical anesthetic gels.
  • Anesthetics such as lidocaine or septocaine.
  • Analgesics such as Tylenol or ibuprofen.
  • Sedatives, including oral pills, nitrous oxide or intravenous sedation.