Saturday, July 29, 2006


Wow, I'm in pain. On Wednesday, I had an appointment at the dentist to get filling. Late Thursday the tooth started to hurt a little. By Friday night it was throbbing and spreading the pain throughout one side of my mouth. I woke up every hour on the hour in pain and this morning my mouth feels swollen and I think I have an infection. I've almost passed out twice this morning while I was in the shower. I had to stop and sit down and wait for it to pass.
This is really stupid, but I don't want to call my Dentist at home because his wife was due with their second child on Thursday. Not to mention the fact that I'm afraid of the dentist. I really hate the drills and scrapers and stuff. But, I'm going to have to do something. It hurts so much and is getting worse.
I'm going to go back to bed and try to sleep some more. It doesn't hurt so much in my sleep.


H.R.M. Queen of the Universe said...

I've worked in the dental field for 21 years. Call your dentist. If he can't work, he will have someone covering his emergencies. I know you hate dentists, most people do. But it sounds like the filling caused a problem with the pulp(nerve) and caused an abcess, it will probably require a root canal. I realize this is the last thing you want to hear, but infections in the head can be serious. And you will be in a lot less pain once it is all over. This waiting is only dragging it on and making it worse. The doctor will probably prescribe an antibiotic and a pain killer. If it does require a root canal, the dentist will probably give you an option of doing it right away or waiting until the infection goes down with the antibiotic. I would strongly recommend waiting until the infection goes down before doing the root canal. E-mail me and let me know what's going on.

H.R.M. Queen of the Universe said...

how are you feeling today?