Medications Used in Oral Surgery

Shohreh Ghasemi, Farhad Vahidi

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The drugs given to adult patients undergoing oral surgery include sedative hypnotics, anti-inflammatory analgesics, antibiotics, and antiseptics. Such drugs can be administered before, during, or after the surgery. Patient anxiety can be managed by giving sedative hypnotics prior to or during the surgery. Anti-inflammatory analgesics can be given before or after the surgery to reduce pain and swelling. Thus, FANS are the main standard drugs that are given. However, administration of one presurgical dose of corticosteroids is also recommended for more painful oral surgery. Administration of antibiotics should be started from 15 minutes to an hour before oral surgery and should be ongoing or otherwise continued for 1–2 days as per the recommended dosage. The possibility of infection following oral surgery is greater within 3 hours after the surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInnovative Perspectives in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783030757502
ISBN (Print)9783030757496
StatePublished - Jan 1 2021


  • Medications
  • Oral surgery
  • Prescribing recommendations
  • Safety potential doses

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Dentistry


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