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Trying to cope with dental infection pain.
So thursday arrives n a sip of coffe jerks up my tooth n bites. Cue throbbing pain.
Friday wake up insubstantial pain. But im a tuff ol cookie with a todo list so grab cocodamol n ibuprofen n get too it. But only just.
Back to Saturday.. wake up to the most Blistering pain I have ever had my tooth is pulsating my face has swollen from about an inch below my eye to my ear down to my lower jaw and increased in thickness on my cheek least double.
This is pain like I have never felt.
so being Saturday off we trained or to the emergency dentist which just so happens to be on the other side of of the city.
I am cleaned up I am giving an anaesthetic told that I have got an abscess that looks like it might have first at the moment offer x rates infection has actually spread to the inside of my face. I am cleaned up old filling removed temporary filling put in served a dose of antibiotics and sent on my way
( now if any of your struggling to visualise exactly what I look like at this point for those of you that have watched Harry Potter there's a part in one of the movies where he is cursed in the face and it all swells up and distorts yep that's what I look like.
If I travel home the pain is going nowhere fast I know I've got at least two days until the antibiotics kick in I've been given any problem with this is what letter given the pain is getting worse so this brings me into Saturday night and finally I pass out at 2 o'clock in the morning I wake up an hour later to a mouth full of blood and puss my irritating habit of grinding my teeth in my sleep has finally done something useful and has burst part of my gum which is allowing it to drain albe it in my mouth. I spend the next 5 hours spitting and spluttering and pressing on my cheek to encourage as much of the infection out while we're still draining the pain is easing if not changing to a constant throb so here I am on Monday still draining to a degree and now having to wait three weeks till I can get the dentist again due to their availability not mine I've only got one day's worth of antibiotics left I've still got massive swelling on my face and I've got pain that comes and goes like I just can't process.
I've got the point now I was going to have root canal but right now I just don't want the bugger out!!
But how do I cope with the pain in the meantime???
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