Hello I don't know if anyone here knows anything about pain treatment in dentistry. Basically I have one permanent tooth that is loose as well as another severely infected tooth with extreme pain and an abcessed gum. I have my dental appointment today and I was told they will just clean and access the situation and give me antibiotics. My main question is weather or not or what they will prescribe for pain. Does anyone belive that they would prescribe hydrocodone or codeine for this?
It depends on the dentist. But the best thing for tooth pain is an antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory such as Motrin. There is an anti-inflammatory that is a narcotic called Vicoprofin which is Vicodin and Motrin together.
hydrocodone, oxycodone or Tylenol with codiene are the usual things I've seen for pain from a dentist. Actually your pain should decrease as soon as they open it up and let it drain.
You could always ask for a few pain pills "just in case since the office will not be open" and see what they say. Just voice your concerns about the pain. I would bet they will give you something. I dont think dentists are quite as freaked out as doctors when it comes to providing pain medicine. They know that it is only an acute problem and chronic pain management is not an issue for them to take care of. Dental pain is acute in nature and a short term problem.
I have 7.5 percocet for my back pain and 2mg xanax for anxiety, fioricet for migraines... they arent working, advil, tylenol, naproxen, motrin etc dont work. Ive had lidocaine before, that DOES work... for 15 min. Its Saturday n i have no idea what to do. ANY other suggestions? I know, this is a difficult one considering i basically have my own pharmacy... will penicillin work?
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