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Is it safe to take painkiller before 4 hours of Local anesthesia being administered?

Hello, I am completely stressed to find out about an interaction. I am prescribed oxycodone 15 mg for a wisdom tooth. This wisdom tooth is infected an extremely painful! I am scheduled for an extraction tomorrow morning. I work from 2am-10am and there is no way that i could work my shift with pain relief. My question is am I ok to take 1 of my painkillers 4 hours before the wisdom tooth extraction? I will be given local anesthetic and just wanted to make sure that it is safe if i have taken my painkiller 4 hours before I receive the local anesthetic. Like i said there is no way that i could work my shift without the relief. Thank you!
Wed, 9 Oct 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,

Oxycodone is an opioid pain medication. It is fine to continue taking your usual dose with a sip of water until two hours before anesthesia.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Blerina Pasho, General & Family Physician
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shinas Hussain's  Response
Hello,

You can safely take pain killers before local anaesthetic infiltration. It will not interact with each other or affect the efficacy of one another.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician
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