Hello all ,
I wrote on here before of my dentist appointment and what I should do about pain. Now the day has come. I have to go tomorrow and get a bunch of stuff done to my teeth and am afraid of the pain. I am on oxycontin as well as breakthrough oxycodone. Should I A) call my PM doc today to tell him I am going to the dentist tomorrow and what I should do in the event I need pain meds or, B) wait till tomorrow see the dentist and ask him what I should do ? I may not even need anything extra for pain but I am sure with the stuff i am having done I am gonna be hurting. I quess the main thing is I am going to let the dentist know I am in pain management and what I am on and I will let my PM doc know of anything at all given to me by the dentist. I will not fill anything unless my PM guy says its ok. Also, if a pain med is prescribed by someone other than your PM doc for another condition with both of their approval will it be ok with the pharmacist and insurance? I am very uneducated on this whole thing as I have never had anything done since in PM that may require more pain meds. Also , maybe my PM doc will just prescribe more meds to cover the pain from the dentist or is that even legal for one doc to prescribe something for a condition that another doc is treating. As you can see I am confused and am probably confusing all of you. I just hate dental work and it usually has me in agony. Any help would be greatly appreciated . THanks and wish me luck for tomorrow morning.