Below is some additional information on prescriptions that Dr. Johnson commonly prescribes.
Be sure to follow the prescriptions that you have been given.
Penicillin VK* 500 mg. Start the day before the procedure and take until all tablets are gone.
Ibuprofen 800 mg. Take until all tablets are gone. This is for relief of mild to moderate pain and swelling after the procedure.
Ultracet (tramadol/acetaminophen)* For relief of moderate to severe pain after the procedure.
Decadron 4mg. This is a steroid that helps with inflammation. Take 1 upon arriving home after surgery and the other the next morning.
Valium (diazepam) 5mg. This is for anxiety. Do not drive, operate machinery, or make important decisions for 6 hours after taking this medication.
Zofran 8mg. This is only needed if you experience nausea after the procedure. If nausea is anticipated, this can be prescribed at the pre-operative appointment at your request. Many times, nausea is the result of taking Ultracet or Norco (hydrocodone)
*Penicillin allergy substitute: Clindamycin (cleocin) 300 mg.
*Norco 5 (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) This is a narcotic and can be habit-forming. On rare occasions this may be given instead of Ultracet, but is usually not necessary. It is also more regulated, therefore can only be given with a specific handwritten script. Only take as necessary for moderate to severe pain relief after the procedure. If you experience nausea and/or vomiting after taking Norco, do not take another dose until the following day. Substitute with over-the-counter Tylenol (acetaminophen) in the meantime. Do not take tylenol and Norco or Ultracet at the same time.
Having my wisdom teeth extracted was a wonderful experience! I was so nervous going in there, but Dr. Johnson and staff were so great and made me feel at ease! When everything was over, I was in no pain and he made sure I was happy and without pain. It was a wonderful experience all around!- Magen