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What medications will I need to take before and after a tooth extraction?

Whether or not you need medication before an extraction depends on the health of your mouth. If the tooth is infected, your dentist may prescribe antibiotics before scheduling the procedure.

After the extraction, your dentist may prescribe a pain reliever, such as ibuprofen. If the pain medication does not work for you or if you have prolonged severe pain or vomiting, call your dentist immediately or go to a hospital emergency room.

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