About Oral Surgery


Topics on this page:

  • Caring of the mouth following Oral Surgery

  • Closure of a hole between the sinus and the mouth

  • Using Tranexamic Acid after surgery

  • Nausea and vomiting after a general anaesthetic

  • Pain control and medicines with Codeine summary


Caring of the mouth following Oral Surgery

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Closure of a hole between the sinus and the mouth

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Using Tranexamic Acid after surgery

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Nausea and vomiting after a general anaesthetic

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Summary:

Pain control for adults after surgery

As soon as possible take non-prescription pain relief regularly for the first 3-4 days after surgery.
The best combination is:

• Paracetamol 500mg (Panadol, Panamax) –
2 tablets four times a day (maximum 8 tablets per day)

Combined with

• Ibuprofen 200mg (Nurofen, Brufen) –
2 tablets three times a day (maximum 6 tablets per day)

If this isn’t enough make you comfortable then you can also take your prescribed, stronger painkillers as directed but try to avoid  combining them with drugs containing codeine.  

If you have already taken over the non-prescription medication containing Codeine and you take it as well as your stronger prescription drug this may cause an adverse reaction.

Please note strong pain killers have greater side effects eg. Nausea, vomiting, constipation, hallucinations and sedation.

Warning: If you are allergic or if any of these medications cause problems, stop taking them immediately and advise your Surgeon or Anaesthetist. When the pain has stopped we recommend you dispose of any remaining prescribed painkillers or medications as a safety measure.

 

Medicines containing Codeine

The NPS Medicinewise website contains information on medicines containing codeine.
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• No smoking for at least 10 days

• No strenuous exertion for 2 weeks