I had to have a root canal done today.. didnt feel a thing while it was getting done, but the novacaine is wearing off and all I have for pain in the house is childrens tylenol chewables and naprosyn
my hubby wants me to call my dentist for pain meds... but I figure if he didnt offer, he probably wont want me to use anything stronger.. what do you all think should I " grin and bear it" :roll
Feb 25, '03
If you are having pain that is not controlled by the Naprosyn, you should call your dentist.
People differ in their pain tolerance, and root canals can vary in intensity in the same person. Of the five that I've had, two were more uncomfortable than the others. I didn't use anything other than ibuprofen myself though because oral narcotics don't seem to do anything for me.
Whether you get a stronger pain pill or not, you should still use the Naprosyn to decrease the inflammation that is still present. Did you get it finished today, or do you have to go back for the second part?
Best of luck with your tooth.
Last edit by cbs3143 on Feb 25, '03