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Just to share my nightmare of having a dental abscess under a crown may make the agony go away albeit temporarily. It started Monday and I managed to get a 'sit and wait' appointment at my dentist on Wednesday. An xray showed the abscess was under my front crown and I was given antibiotics and appointment in two weeks time. The worst thing is trying to manage the pain - which I have to say is the worst I've experienced and I have had two children and am a migraine-sufferer, well nothing compares! I went to the pharmacy who gave me paramol and that didn't work and neither did paracetamol. Tried NHS direct but they were only taking urgent calls and there was a 4 hour wait for phonebacks. Tried ringing my dentist (it's Good Friday so knew they'd be closed) and the emergency number they had on their answerphone was no longer in use! In complete desperation I phoned a veterinary surgeon friend of mine who advised ibuprofen and paracetamol together every 4 hours and to keep going even if the pain subsided. I am now only experiencing a dull ache rather than excruciating pain but I feel rather let down by my dentist and the NHS direct! So for all fellow sufferers try the ibuprofen/paracetamol plan and see if it works for you.
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