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Old 04-16-2011, 10:12 PM   #2
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Re: question about script a week early cause of pulled teeth

Yes, I would call the pain doc and let him know what happened. Ideally, if you could have spoken with the pain doc to let them know this kind of procedure was coming ahead of time then they could have made arrangements. Some pain docs will write for extra meds and others let the dentist or surgeon write the meds, it just depends on the doc.

The risk is depending on the doc is your grandmother self medicated by taking the meds more than directed and if the doc is a stickler for rules there is the chance he could dismiss her from pain management. Because of the circumstances and because it was such a hige procedure, not one or two teeth but the whole row, I would like to think he will have compassion and help her out.

But you do need to know the risks and next time get with the doc ahead of time as it saves so many problems.

Good luck!