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Old 06-30-2016, 02:48 PM
 
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I can't take ANY over-the-counter pain medications due to internal bleeding and liver problems - no aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen, etc. Bring your dentist a letter from your physician stating that. The above meds you mentioned are metabolized via different parts of the body.

So that leaves me with prescription Oxycodone only for tooth pain...You do realize that most opiods (oxycodone/hydrocodone/etc.) that are given in pill form contain NSAIDS or other OTC meds such as acetaminophen, right? Ex. Percocet = oxycodone/acetaminophen, Vicodin = hydrocodone/acetaminophen

Anyway I need to get ALL my teeth pulled to get dentures and I have had trouble lately with dentists refusing to prescribe pain medicine, or giving me a hard time, or telling me it will not hurt, etc...It will hurt afterwards and you will most likely hate your denture. There, I am a dentist who just told you the truth.

So would it be reasonable for me to ask ahead of time the specific type of pain medicine the dentist will prescribe for me and how many pills? (i.e. Make darn sure I get a dentist who will prescribe adequate pain medicine for me BEFORE he pulls all my teeth!) You can ask, but do not expect a dentist to prescribe you narcotic medication BEFORE you have the procedure done. In a doctor's eyes, This is classic behavior of a drug seeker (note: I am not referring to you specifically).

I no longer trust dentists as too many times they have not given me enough (or any) pain medicine. Maybe your idea of "enough" makes them uncomfortable. If every dentist has told you the same thing, then the problem is with YOU.

Having teeth pulled seems like a legitimate reason for prescription pain medicine? Why are they being so chintzy with pain medicine? Depends on the patient and the procedure. You should talk to your dentist about these things during your initial consultation.

A happy note: Soon all my teeth will be gone and I will be done with these sadistic dentists! YEAAAAA! Why is the dentist sadistic? They are trying to get your mouth healthy again. They didn't cause your dental problems. You will you be getting dentures, right? So then you will have a whole new set of problems. Or, since the dentists are sadistic, why don't you just make your own set of dentures and perform all your own adjustments.
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:42 PM
 
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I think these dentists or most of them are all full of crap,that is if they even speak English ? Your in pain and not a addict ,then it's not your job to make the call whether they'll turn into addicts or not ,treat the tooth and the pain, not the possible side effect ! PC upped Hilary lovers . Further more the clown dentist who said Tylenol is as good for pain relieve as Vicodin has read to many research papers and not enough hands on!
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