I'm generally opposed to narcotic drugs until I want them. Sometime before Christmas I lost a filling and was unable get into my dentist due to his annual holiday. No problem for me as the tooth didn't hurt. Last Tuesday the entire tooth broke off below the gum line - it flopped around for a bit until I decided to rip it from the gum. I decided to that because EVERY single dentist I called was closed for the week. Boo. On New Years Eve my face started swelling and by New Years morning I had a full blown abscess that I probably created by pulling my broken tooth out. I ended up in the emergency room of the local hospital to drain the tooth abscess. They asked me to rate the pain between 1 and 10 - I choose 5 and that resulted in 32 5-500 Hydrocodon Acetaminophen. I know that's not much but I'm still loopy - I can finally understand the music of morphine. Plus I have the munchies.