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I got a root canal done yesterday, I am in SO much pain. They gave me vicodin for it, but nothing seems to help. I don't know what to do. I can't seem to do or think of anything because my pain is so bad. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks :wave:
Quote from Greeneyedgurl85:
I got a root canal done yesterday, I am in SO much pain. They gave me vicodin for it, but nothing seems to help. I don't know what to do. I can't seem to do or think of anything because my pain is so bad. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks :wave:



What I have found that works great for tooth aches is plain ole aspirin, not tylenol, but asprin.
I'm still experiencing ALOT of pain, it seems worse than before. It's been about 3 days since I had my root canal, and nothing seems to help. I take an antibiotic, and pain medication, I don't know what else I can do though. What I was going to ask is, I ran out of vicodin, and I bought some tylenol extra strength, I took 2 because that's what the dosage is, but it's not helping at all. I was wondering if I can take more than 2 in a 4 hour period, and if not, what else can I do to numb the pain...it's unbareable, I can't move...I feel like I'm paralyzed when it hits. Any help would be awesome!!!
Quote from Greeneyedgurl85:
I'm still experiencing ALOT of pain, it seems worse than before. It's been about 3 days since I had my root canal, and nothing seems to help. I take an antibiotic, and pain medication, I don't know what else I can do though. What I was going to ask is, I ran out of vicodin, and I bought some tylenol extra strength, I took 2 because that's what the dosage is, but it's not helping at all. I was wondering if I can take more than 2 in a 4 hour period, and if not, what else can I do to numb the pain...it's unbareable, I can't move...I feel like I'm paralyzed when it hits. Any help would be awesome!!!


Gurl,

I would definately contact your dentist first thing this morning and advise him/her of your terrible pain. It sounds like a dry socket and I have had a few of these and they are unrelenting in the pain! The dentist will pack it with gauze and you will begin to feel better in a few days. I believe you might have to take antibiotics,too. Good luck and let us know how you are doing.