How should I manage any pain after treatment?: Dr Ian Kelly, Dentist
The dentist will have explained the possible complications that may follow the procedure.
Typically you would take a painkiller, the same as for headache. We like ibuprofen, which is anti-inflammatory, which helps, but equally paracetamol would work. If the post-operative pain is more severe, more acute - a combination of ibuprofen and paracetemol taken at the same time gives a very powerful analgesic.