Once the local anaesthetic starts to wear off, please start taking an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) immediately to alleviate moderate post-operative pain as long as you are not allergic to it or have other medical reasons to avoid it.
For cases of more severe pain, you may be given a prescription pain medicine. Take this drug as directed. To reduce the likelihood that you will experience nausea and vomiting, it is best to take pain medication with food and fluids. Prescription pain medication can also cause dizziness and/or grogginess. Do not drive, operate a motorised vehicle, or participate in any behaviour that could injure you or others when taking prescription pain medicine for your safety and the safety of others.