I'm taking Oxycodone (5/325) along with 600mg Ibuprofen every 4-6hrs. for oral surgery that I had two days ago. How strong is the Oxycodone? I have never taken it before. However, it doesn't seem to touch the pain at all.
My surgery included: Removal of two impacted wisdom teeth- One of which broke another molar and was pushing ALL my bottom teeth over. The other one was intruding into the sinus cavity. The broken molar was also removed.
Hello missing and welcome to DC. If you have never taken pain killers before, that is a strong enough dose. You are going to experience pain. I also had a similar surgery... and ended up with dry sockets and that wasn't any fun at all. The good news is that it won't last for days or weeks on end. Remember to do what your oral surgeon told you to do. If you believe you are experiencing new pain or radiating pain through your sinuses... call your surgeon. You don't want an infection on top of this, too.
What kind of instructions did you get??? You can add to your comment by "editing".
Usually dental pain responds better to ibuprofen than it does opioids. Percocet (oxycodone and acetaminophen) is one of the stronger immediate release opioids. Nothing that you take in the first few days is going to make you pain free (unless it knocks you unconscious). Pain meds should just take the edge off to make it a little more tolerable. You should be feeling some better by now.
11 Oct 2013
Hi missingNH, I hope you are feeling better. When I read your question I could not believe how similar our dental procedures where. Or I should say what happened during our dental procedures. I had a root canal in 2001 and ever since I have had facial/teeth pain. Doctors believe that my trigeminal nerve was damaged. I was told by the endodontist that either she broke into my sinus while performing the procedure or the infection I had ate into my sinus. Please message me and let me know how you are doing.
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