Posted by: inpain | 2007/02/23


painful abcess help

My filling fell out about a year ago it was not sore just irritating as food got stuck in it. Well now I am in such pain that it is affecting my ear and my eye is even twitching and my jaw is sore and even other teeth. It is my top second molar. I dont really want to pull it out as I heard my cheeks will sink in and I am on antibiotics and strong antiimflammatory but since I started taking them (last night) Im in worse pain than before. I now believe a person can die from pain! Must I wait for the pain to go before I see a dentist? Can it not poison my system?
Please help. Is a root canal very expensive?

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Oral health expert

You need to see a dentist as soon as possible In fact the dentist should have seen you before you had taken the antibiotics so that he could have given you the appropriate one for the type of infection you have.
i doubt there is any risk of "poisoning your system".

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Posted by: inpain | 2007/02/23

Thanks Doctor I will go first thing in the morning. I just told a friend on the phone who works at the dentist and they got me this one, oh I hope I survive another night, because I already have dark rings under my eyes.

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