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Pain Medication and Suboxone – What Happens If I Need Pain Meds (Dentist, Surgery, etc)?

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If you need pain medications for a procedure or surgery, then we will work closely with your other providers. Having this concern is a very good sign!

For minor procedures (such as dental work) patients often stay on their Suboxone and supplement with higher dose ibuprofen and obtain adequate pain relief. If more invasive surgery is needed, then we will discuss with you when you should stop the Suboxone, and then when it should be restarted. It is important to discuss any procedure you will be having with your physician so that a well thought out plan can be implemented. Also, you should not take any pain medications for minor issues while on Suboxone.