ok so i had a tooth that was hurting pretty bad yesterday so i went to the dentist and told her about it, but made it very clear that i not only would prefer non-narcotic methods of pain relief, but that i absolutely refuse to use any opiate based pain killers. come to find out i have an absessed tooth and they are going to have to give me a root canal. ive never had a root canal so im not sure if its going to hurt the next day or how bad. my question is... are there any other pain killers i can use that dont have opiates in them that would be effective (that way i could suggest those to them after surgery) i have been using ibuprofen for the pain with little/ no results... its like swallowing a sugar pill when ur used to taking 180mg of oxy a day. any feedback would be very much appreciated