Wisdom tooth surgery 11 days ago. Infection followed so started antibiotics. Now the stitches in my cheek are cutting in so much that my cheek is abscessed around them and draining a tonne more infection. I'm so done. If they don't dissolve today, I'm cutting them out.
My surgeon took the stitches out last week. I thought that would fix the pain, but I was wrong.
The extraction site is throbbing and the first molar that has only had stage one root canal feels like it’s going to explode. It’s so painful.
I can’t tell what pain is what anymore.
The root canal is due to have stage two in over 2 months. Should I just have it extracted instead? I can’t handle more pain, I’ve had the worst tooth pain since December and I’m beaten.
In December I had emergency stage 1 of root canal treatment done on my first molar. I was due to have stage 2 done recently, but due to another operation I had to have it rescheduled and it can't be done until the start of May.
The other operation was a wisdom tooth removal. That was over 2 weeks ago and I am on antibiotics for an infection, but the worst of the pain is in the stage 1 rtc tooth. I'm sure the infection is filling the empty tooth and creating this throbbing hell. My dentist wont do anything until stage 2, and my surgeon for the wisdom has done his job.
This is my 6th lot of antibiotics since December. I wonder if the infection in the rct has been there all along and spread post surgery? I'm in hell right now.
Thanks Gordon. I am so sick of all this. Not one day without horrendous tooth pain since middle of December. I've resorted to spacing out my amitriptyline that I take for other conditions, through the day so that I can sleep through the pain.
I see my surgeon thursday again, will ask his advice. Other dentists I have spoken to have said they won't attempt anything until infection is under control which just seems impossible with me.
Chances are though if the tooth gets opened back up and fully debrided inside it should settle down again. There's no reason not to crack on with this as long as you can manage to open your mouth a bit. Acute infection is a reason to do it, not the reverse!
Thank you Gordon. I managed to get an emergency appt with my dentist.
The wisdom tooth site is healing well but the root canal molar is done with. It’s too far gone to save as it’s now infected for the umpteenth time and is also cracked.
I have to work through the pain until the 17th when it’s being extracted. I have to try to handle metronidazole for it which will be fun as last time I took that I ended up in hospital from severe sickness ?
I’ll be so glad to get this all over and done with. It’s been almost 3 months in agony dosing up on 6 lots of antibiotics. Metronidazole will be my 7th course.
Make sure you take the Metronidazole on as full a stomach as you possibly can, under no circumstances take any alcohol while you're on it. It's very effective stuff but quite hard on the digestive system. Shame the OS didn't swipe it at the same time as your 3rd molar
Trust me.. I hinted at that, not very subtly either, but it didn't stick. Shame.
I've got some strong probiotics coming to start asap. Due to start the Metronidazole on Sunday and dreading it as have a family thing to go to which I can't get out of, Monday is empty the upstairs day as we have new carpet going in Tuesday.. so carpet fitters here all day then.
I don't want to be puking my guts up, or the other end.. at once as I recall the last time I took it before I ended up in an ambulance.