Drugs are the last on the list because they are the last option in dealing with dental pain. Your dentist will advise on the best dental treatment so that you do not need to take drugs. However, drugs can be very helpful in combination with proper dental treatment.
Pain Relief Medication: Assuming there are no medical reasons that you cannot take certain medications, this regime can help.
Antibiotics: Should only be considered when there are signs and symptoms other than pain, ie redness, swelling, fever or feeling ill. Your dentist will prescribe as required.