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Halcion
A mild sedative/anxiolytic medication which reduces the anxiety associated with surgical dental treatment.
Two tablets should be takenn at bedtime the evening prior to your procedure, two tablets are taken one hour prior to your appointment, and one tablet at bedtime the night after your procedure to help you sleep. This medication will make you drowsy, and you should not drive while under its influence.

 

Naprosyn
A strong, non-narcotic pain medicine which is long lasting and reduces inflammation in addition to eliminating most pain from dental surgical procedures.
Should be taken as soon after the procedure as possible, while still numb. Will not cause further drowsiness and is the primary pain medicine. Continue to take one tablet twice per day until all are used.

 

Tylenol 3 and Vicodin
Strong, narcotic pain medicines which serve as backup pain medicines.
Take only if there is pain which is not relieved by Naprosyn. Can be taken concurrently, and the appropriate dose is 2 tablets every 4 – 6 hours. Will make you drowsy, and can cause stomach upset, nausea and constipation in some people.

 

Zithromax
A broad spectrum antibiotic which is administered to reduce the instance of post-operative infection.
Packaged for ease of use, two tablets are taken immediately after surgery, one tablet is taken for the next four days.

 

Peridex
A prescription strength mouthwash which is prescribed to reduce the incidence of post-operative infection.
Rinse with one capful three times per day for 5 days following surgery. Prolonged use can alter the way your food tastes, and impart a light stain on your teeth, switch to listerine after 5 days.

 

Periostat (Doxycycline Hyclate 20 mg)
Periostat is a very low dose of the antibiotic doxycycline. At such low levels, doxycycline does not kill germs, but it has another very beneficial effect. It blocks the enzyme that your body produces when periodontal disease is active, which causes breakdown of tissue in the affected site. So it slows the progression of the destructive disease process while awaiting surgical treatment.
It is imperative that higher doses are not substituted for this medication, as long-term antibiotic use will reduce both beneficial and harmful bacteria.

 

Flexeryl (Cyclobenzeprine)
is a muscle relaxer which is prescribed for patients who clench and grind their teeth at night. It is very safe, and unlike valium and similar drugs, does not lead to dependance and lose efficacy over time.
Flexeryl can cause drowsiness, and should be taken before going to bed at night. The first few times this medication is taken, it may result in lingering drowsiness in the morning. The typical dose is 5 or 10 mg taken approximately two hours before bedtime.

 

Flexeryl (Cyclobenzeprine)
is a muscle relaxer which is prescribed for patients who clench and grind their teeth at night. It is very safe, and unlike valium and similar drugs, does not lead to dependance and lose efficacy over time.
Flexeryl can cause drowsiness, and should be taken before going to bed at night. The first few times this medication is taken, it may result in lingering drowsiness in the morning. The typical dose is 5 or 10 mg taken approximately two hours before bedtime.

 

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