- Jan 1, 2017
A few months ago I went to my dentist with toothache which turned out to be coming from my lower right wisdom tooth. It had come partially through and a flap of gum had caused some of it to decay so he said it would need to be taken out. After looking at the X-ray he said he thought it would be straight forward but I had an exam the following day, so he put a temporary filling in the hole and I went back for the extraction on Thursday (29th). After half an hour of trying different forceps etc, the tooth kept crumbling and he couldn't get it to move enough to pull it out. I had been extremely anxious about it, and found the whole experience really difficult, as much as my dentist tried to reassure me. So the outcome was that I've been referred to the hospital and although some of the tooth has been removed, there's a bit on top and I think most of the root that still needs taken out. Since Thursday I've had a lot of pain and have been taking painkillers regularly, but tonight (day 2/3 after attempted extraction) I woke up with excruciating pain that seemed to be pulsing from the teeth beside the wisdom tooth. I've had no bleeding since or swelling so I don't think it's infected. Is this normal or should I be worried? Also, is there any risk from having a bit of tooth left there for what could be months waiting for an appointment from the hospital? Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.