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does tylenol or advil before dental work help enhance novocaine effect?

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Old 04-09-2002, 03:42 PM   #1
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Question does tylenol or advil before dental work help enhance novocaine effect?

Should you take pain relievers like tylenol or advil before dental work to make the novocaine work better?
Does it make any difference? ANyone ever had a dentist recommend pain relievers to enhance anesthetic effect?

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Old 04-10-2002, 09:02 AM   #2
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Yes a dentist did tell me to take 2 Advil or Motrin one hour before my appointment. I think that it was to help with any discomfort once the anesthetic starts to wear off. Also, it helps with inflammation.

Old 04-11-2002, 12:42 AM   #3
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It is a good idea to take a pain reliever before you have any & all dental work done! It will help with this discomfort once the feeling comes back!
......and that's all I have to say about that.......

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