- 3 years ago
Like a previous poster said, call back and ask for vicodin instead of tylenol 3.
I would contact your oral surgeon to make sure everything is normal. To me it doesn’t seem like you should be bleeding that much that long? Isn’t there something where you can put tea bags on the area to try to stop the bleeding instead of the gauze? I remember doing that but not the exact instructions. Might be worth a try.
I just remember getting mine out was the worst experience ever. So sorry you’re going through it, I hope it becomes much more tolerable for you!
If you need something stronger, ask for it. Theyll only prescribe it for a short amount of time. And if at any point you think you can just use Advil instead then just take that. No reason for you to be taking something still that isn’t working and being in unnecessary pain.
I’m so sorry bee! I got all 4 of mine out 10 years ago but I definitly was not in as much pain as you are. I remember being able to drink a bit and eat soft foods like jello, mash, soup and rice. I was prescribed Vicodin and I remember taking half of one and knocked out but hey it made me feel better just sleeping it off. I strongly recommend calling the doctor and getting some better pain meds and discussing wether this much pain is normal. Sending lots of hugs your way!
My oral surgeon said no gauze after the first hour because if a clot starts to form it can stick to the gauze, which wouldn’t be fun. They recommended using a tea bag instead because it won’t stick to the clot, it helps stop the bleeding, and for several other reasons. Here’s a link that has more info: http://adelaidedental.ca/blog/tooth-extraction-toronto/how-to-use-tea-bag-to-stop-bleeding-after-a-tooth-extraction/
DH was told to remove the gauze after the first hour or so. Is it still actively bleeding?
I had them taken out 13 years ago and I still remember how awful the pain was. I bled for a little over a week and I had such a hard time focusing at work two days after I had the surgery. I’m a little bitter about this topic because I was 17 and my mom didn’t come to the hospital (I was totally put under with an IV and the works) and I had to take a cab home alone when I was released. She was also supposed to pick up my pain meds but told the pharmacy to deliver them to the house so she could go to bingo. They never came so I was in a ton of pain once the pain killers wore off from the hospital. To boot I had to watch my 7 year old sister once she got home from school. Anywayyyyzzzz I guess this was a vent for me haha
What I did was drink water from a straw and I pretty much lived off of apple sauce for the first few days. Oh and cold freezies helped too. It sucks but every day the pain will lessen.
Another tip–don’t wait until the pain mess have worn off to take more. Both my doctor and my boyfriends doctor said it was okay to take a dose about 30 minutes before it was due. And ice packs helped a lot. But neither of our pain was anywhere near what your saying, maybe they hit a nerve? Things took a turn for the better after the second night for both of us.
You can check with a pharmacist but Tylenol with Codeine can normally be taken every 4 hours.
Many dentists also feel that Ibuprofen helps more as it is an antiinflammatory. You can also take it every 4 hours. Take T3, 2 hours later take Ibuprofen etc.
As I said, check with a pharmacist.
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