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”)