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My abcess started as a painful toothache a few fridays ago, which increased over the next three days to a pain which was so bad, I almost felt like I would vomit! I found Nurofen Plus (Iboprofen & Codeine) helped a lot. I took three every 4 hours (instead of two like it said on the box) and this stopped me from going crazy. By Monday my face was badly swollen (I was surprised how quickly this took place) and I managed to get an emergency appointment with my dentist. On arrival at the dentists, they drained the tooth by drilling it for a short time, disinfecting my mouth (yuk), putting a small temporary filling in, and giving me a course of antibiotics. I was offered either root canal treatment or an extraction on my return but I choose the extraction - basically because I dont want to have this happen there again. Its been three weeks now and while the abcess subsided initially, and I took the antibiotics religiously like I was told, it has now slowly started to return, with my face starting to swell up again! My appointment isnt until next week, and I fear they will just give me more antibiotics and send me home again! :?:headhurts::yikes:
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