I am hoping we have a Dentist on hubpages. Had a crown come off and painful. There was not a root canal ever done on this tooth. Saw a dentists today and received pain medicine, but...not working!!! Tooth on bottom, Pain on upper gums.
Going off the advice my doctor that I worked for would prescribe when a patient called back in to the office saying the pain meds were not working. Most can be doubled up on up to 800mg so if Michael is taking a 325mg does my doc would have recommended to double it that first day.
Hopefully, Michael got some relief last night and the antibiotic is working now and the inflammation is starting to calm down.
Still curious regarding what he is taking. If it's an opoid, then there are not the same concerns for toxic levels as with NSAIDS.
And the NSAIDS and acetominophen doses are different, and important not to exceed. Though you can take the max for motrin AND Tylenol together, it is critical not to exceed recommended doses for either. Possible kidney damage with NSAIDs and liver with Tylenol. Even Naprosen and Motrin doses are very different.
Lynne I had a frustrating week dealing with military medicine and appointments. It would be easier to say what they did right, which unfortunately was not much.
There is a dentist on HubPages, I'll see if I can find him. Seems like his name is RootDoctor. He does root canals. But, I've also heard that gargling with diluted peroxide helps a toothache and buys you some time. It's worked for my daughter.
True massive doses of those things can cause a lot of problems but we prescribed both for pain and never really had a prob telling someone to take a double dose the first night. Now that doesn't mean to keep taking it that way that is for sure.
If it has codeine in it (Tylenol 3), make sure you drink 8 8oz glasses of water a day or you will, um, er,....get constipated (that was tough to say). My son is on percoset now and he didn't believe the doc or nurse or mom and didn't drink his water...NOW he IS drinking his water.
Michael, I would call the dentist's office, if you haven't called them back already and get their recommendation.
I am drinking plenty of fluids. Since I didn't start meds till yesterday afternoon, I will call Dr back tomorrow morning if I don't see improvement. Today there has been a mild fever, nothing serious though.
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