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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:

  • Anesthetics such as Novocaine.

  • Analgesics such as aspirin or ibuprofen.

  • Sedatives, including a procedure known as "conscious sedation" or general sedation (also known as "deep sedation").

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