Hydrocondone side effects include but are not limited to Drowsiness, mental clouding, lethargy, impairment of mental and physical performance, anxiety, fear, dysphoria, psychic dependence, mood changes.
One condition that can occur when wisdom teeth are impacted is pericoronitis. The term pericoronitis refers to an infection located in the tissues that surround a tooth that has not fully emerged through the gums and on into its proper position (this type of tooth positioning would be termed "partially erupted").
You are on a antibiotic so you are being treated for an infection. The ER does not have an oral surgeon so they would have to refer you to a specialist and I am assuming they felt you were covered by antibiotic and pain med until Monday.
I would say don't take the RX pain med if it is making you feel bad and go back to using the Ibuprofen on a regular schedule, keep taking your Antibiotic and call the nurse call line or your dentists emergency contact if the pain becomes unbearable. Remember it is your decision. JMHO. :)
Also look at some home remedies for tooth pain. Clove oil, put directly onto the affected tooth or area with a cotton swab works well for some people.
I am sure others will have ideas.
Post Edited (Nanners) : 7/12/2009 8:06:16 AM (GMT-6)
You did it and I'm so happy for you!! What a feeling when you face your fear and you realize all is well. It's definitely calming.
I went to the dentist last week and had my tooth filled. It was a large cavity and part of my tooth had fallen out. I was scared and felt a calmness. I knew my teeth had to be worked on and whatever was going to happen, would happen. He offered the gas to me but I was just having the cavity filled and the tooth built back up. I did fine.
Again, I'm glad your appt. is over and that everything went so well! Congrats!
Good Morning Jen,
You have come a long way................ I am so proud of you too. I knew you would make it through and now not only our your wisdom teeth gone but so is your fear of medications and IV sedation.
I still, at my age, ask for the "gas" at all dental appointments..........I will gladly pay out of pocket to be put at ease. My dentist always laughs and tells me he will give me the 2 martini dose.
Thank you for the great post and it will be so helpful to others feeling the same way as you do. ((((((((HUGS))))))))