Pain Medication

The surgeon can prescribe for you a variety of pain-relieving drugs.

Pain control following surgery is a major priority for both you and your doctors. While you should expect to have some pain after your surgery, your doctor will make every effort to safely minimize your pain.

Be sure to inform your doctor if you are taking pain medication at home on a regular basis and if you are allergic to or cannot tolerate certain pain medications.

The main categories are the narcotics, the non-steroidals (NSAID) or plain Tylenol®.


Pain Medication

Narcotics are usually combined with Tylenol® or Aspirin. Tylenol III® (Tylenol® with codeine) Vicodin® or Vicodin ES® (Tylenol® with hydrocodone). Norco (Tylenoll® with hydrocodone). Side effects of these drugs are sleepiness, nausea, and vomiting. The best way to avoid nausea and vomiting is to not take the medication on an empty stomach and to reduce the dosage. These side effects are very common and you should contact your surgeon if you are concerned about the response you have to the medication.

Nonsteroidals (NSAID) are a large group of very effective painkillers without the side effects seen by narcotics. Aspirin Ibuprofen (Motrim®, Advil®), and Naprosyn. These drugs are usually not used in patients who have asthma or a history of stomach problems. Your surgeon will usually prescribe narcotics for the first few days. After the initial trauma from the surgery has gone, the nonsteroidal drugs are very effective for pain control. A possible plan to control your pain would be the following: the first few days, Vicodin®; after that, Ibuprofen during the day and if necessary Vicodin® at night. For more information schedule your consultation with Dr. Carr to discuss this procedure in full. Our experienced and professional office staff members are here to help you with all your questions. Call our offices at (831) 636-9808.



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Dr. Brian Carr holds a both a Dental Degree and Medical Degree. He is a member of the the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) and a diplomate of the American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS).  Dr Carr is an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSF and has taught facial trauma reconstruction at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital for several years.  Dr. McBride has been practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery in the Hollister, California area for over twenty years. He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University of California San Francisco.

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