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If I take tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for dental work will I be addicted?

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Dr. J BARRY Stovall
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Used for a limited time , there is very little potential for addiction.

In brief: No

Used for a limited time , there is very little potential for addiction.
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Dr. Michael Smith
Neurology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possible, not likely

Taking a pain medication for a specific episode of acute pain, e.
g. Following surgery, does not usually result in "addiction" someone who is addicted typically has both physical dependence and psychological dependence, and will engage in inappropriate drug seeking behaviors.. Addiction and physical dependence are not the same thing. However, it is wise to be conservative with the t3's.

In brief: Possible, not likely

Taking a pain medication for a specific episode of acute pain, e.
g. Following surgery, does not usually result in "addiction" someone who is addicted typically has both physical dependence and psychological dependence, and will engage in inappropriate drug seeking behaviors.. Addiction and physical dependence are not the same thing. However, it is wise to be conservative with the t3's.
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Dr. Momen El Nesr
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Ok for Short time

Ok for short time.

In brief: Ok for Short time

Ok for short time.
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Dr. Philip Miller
Family Medicine

In brief: Long term?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 should never be used for more than 5-7 days for dental procedures, Addicition would occur only with very long term use.

In brief: Long term?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 should never be used for more than 5-7 days for dental procedures, Addicition would occur only with very long term use.
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