A 31-year-old male asked:
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toothache, went to er was perscribed norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5/325 and antibiotic, pain is still real bad, can't see dentist till thursday what can i do?

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Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
39 years experience Anesthesiology
Ambusol: There are local anesthetics that can be applied to the gums that will relieve the pain. The same medicine that teething babies use. But call the dentist and tell them you are in pain and you need a appt asap.
Answered on Jul 25, 2016
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
NSAID: This class of pain meds will work in conjunction with the Norco to provide better pain relief if doses are alternated with your existing prescription. Meds in this category include ibuprofen, Naproxen and many others. Brand names such as advil or aleve (naproxen) are 2 examples of the 2 that i mentioned.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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Dr. Jason Alliger
22 years experience Endodontics
Anti-inflammatory: I would make time in your schedule to get into the dentist asap. If you deal with this today, you will feel a lot better tomorrow. Most endodontists allow for emergency time in their schedule, so ask your dentist if he/she could fir you in.
Answered on Nov 27, 2013
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Dr. Brian Nichol
29 years experience Anesthesiology
I have found that aspirin is particularly effective for dental pain. Take two 325mg ASA 3-4 times/ day until you can see your dentist.
Nov 6, 2013

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