Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Back to the real world.....

Well, I'm back from a fabulous vacation....I got home Friday morn at 1 am. Saturday morning I woke up with a toothache. I thought it was on the bottom jaw, but the top tooth hurt, too. By Sunday, I'm calling my dentist, and he called in a pain killer for me. Went into his office at 8:00 am Monday morning and he said I had an infection and I should go to the endodontist. It was the top tooth. Went there and he said I would have to wait 'til the infection cleared to do a root canal. Gave me antibiotics and made two appts for me. He said if it starts to swell, to call him right away. Within 2 hours of leaving there, it started to swell! I go back in and he tries to numb it with 4 or 5 shots of Novocaine and it just wouldn't get numb. He was going to drill a hole in it and try to drain it and put some medication in there. It hurt so much that he couldn't do it. And I was not going to let him even touch it, especially with a drill! So, he gave me another prescription for stronger antibiotics and fortunately, the pain killer is doing it's job. I am still very swollen and just waiting for this to go away. Not fun! So, I'm heading back to the couch and I will waste another day. I am not doing anything because I don't feel like it. I'm just waiting.....
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean

7 comments:

Christine said...

Poor you. The blessing is that it waited until your holiday was finished. Nothing compares with dental pain like that.

Susan said...

Your poor little face! That must be one lulu of an infection.
Hope you feel better soon...

Becky K. said...

I'm sorry. I used to be an Endodontic Assistant and I felt so badly for patients who were in as much pain as you are. Praying that the swelling goes down quickly and the infection gets under control so the anesthetic will do its job.

Lady Jane said...

I Love ya girl...

Mildred said...

I'm so very sorry. I had the same thing to happen 20 years ago on a trip to FL to meet John's parents for the first time. I will NEVER forget how much that tooth hurt.
Hope you are getting some relief now - take care.

Kim G. said...

You poor thing! That sounds awful. I hope you are feeling better Jean!

Brie said...

Welcome back...hope your feeling better.