Managing Pain

Relieving oral pain can be controlled with a number of methods. Here are a few:

  • Apply ice packs to the area that’s affected.
  • You should avoid chewing on hard candy or ice.
  • Try sleeping on your side verses your stomach.

Dentists also have access to a number of tools for alleviating pain. These include:

  • They will use anesthetics such as Novocaine.
  • They might prescribe analgesics, including aspirin or ibuprofen.
  • They can also administer sedatives. There are two types: "conscious sedation" or general sedation (also known as "deep sedation").