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I had oral surgery a week ago to remove some tories in my mouth and also 3 teeth were removed so I can get sme dentures in the bottom.

It's been a week now and the pain hasn't gotten much better. what can I do to relieve it other the pain med i was pescribed (oxicodin) which doesn't seem to give me much relief and just makes me drowsie. Is there any over the counter med or home rememdy I can use to help relieve the pain and soreness and speed up the healing.

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David -  Better than medication, I have found that simply the use of warm salt water rinses for about 5 minutes, 4-5 times a day reduces the inflammation and soreness and promotes quicker healing. I know this approach sounds very simple, but it works in most.  So try it first before you have the doctor change your meds or you take an over the counter medication that might alter healing.

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Joel S. Teig, DMD, Diplomate ABOMS, retired

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I am a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon available to answer questions related to tooth extractions, implant insertion, facial recontruction, facial and oral tumor removal, TMJ dysfunction and various successful treatments, including surgery if all else fails, and occlusal discrepancy requiring orthognathic or jaw surgery.

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Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon practicing for over 20 years. Assistant Clincal Professor at State University School of Dentistry.

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American Dental Association, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons

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BA- University of Connecticut DMD-University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine Oral and Maxillofacial Surgical Residency - Roosevelt Hospital, NYC

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