Pain from sports crashes? Fine. Dental pain? Not. I don't like the opiates buzz but at times it's what works. I've got two more days before my first root canal. This and when I broke a tooth are the only times I can recall wanting to go to the dentist. I have two pain pills left from when I broke a tooth. Another night like last night and I'll be tempted. It's really a bummer that the opiod epidemic has apparently stopped prescribing it where it could be beneficial. I just don't think I'm a risk if I can have a few of those pills or a few diazepam (Valium) last me years. Sorry, rant over but I'm guessing anyone who's had dental pain knows this. The dentist was wrong on ibuprofen. When I broke a tooth the pain was same and oxycodone was better.