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Back again still worrying about the same tooth

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CatLi

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So, I was doing quite well with my tooth anxiety for awhile. I stopped panicking and realized I had a dentist appointment coming up on the 29th if this month, so I’d be okay, except now the panic is back and worse.

I’ve developed a fever or at least I’ve decided I have. It’s 99.3~99.6 which is a bit above 37 in Celsius. It was originally normal human body temperature but now that it’s up I’m freaking out again.

I’m really terrified that I won’t live to see Wednesday and my appointment. The tooth pain has gotten a little worse with occasional pain when I’m eating on that side. The jaw pain is still there on the one side but doesn’t seem to be localized to that tooth and isn’t as bad as it was before. I thought I tasted salt in my mouth a few days ago but I might’ve made that up. There is no swelling in my jaw. I think one of my lymph nodes might be swollen but if so it is on the opposite side of my mouth.

I did call my dentist again and he said he hasn’t met me yet so he has no idea if it’s infected or not and he is sorry but he literally has 0 opening before Wednesday. I’d see if I could get an emergency appointment somewhere else but I have state insurance and they’re the only dentist in like a 30 mile radius that takes it.

A lovely dentist here already said that I’d be okay and I did believe him for several days but here I am again with things seeming to get worse and that combined with my diabetes has me literally shaking in fear that I won’t live to see Wednesday. I feel like a horrid person asking the same question more than once.

I’m not sure this picture is worth attaching as it doesn’t show much but the tips posted for taking pictures didn’t do much as my phone is kind of old.IMG_1719.jpeg
 
Dental infections are caused by fairly fragile wee beasties that don't survive well outside of the teeth. They're easy meat for our fantastic immune systems. The trouble with teeth is that when they get infected the blood supply to the tooth dies off and there's no way for the immune cells to get to them.

Your diabetes is irrelevant in this case.

You will not die before Wednesday, you might have a sore tooth and worst case a bit of swelling in the area.
 

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