- Dec 1, 2014
Let me start by saying I never go to the dentist... About 10 years ago one of my back teeth cracked and I ignored it. Since then, chunks of it have worn away. Meanwhile I still have all my wisdom teeth and one of them shattered to the gum line. I igored that too. Then a couple weeks ago my crown and post from an old root canal came out so I finally gave in and went to the dentist. He pulled the rest of the tooth under the crown and it went really well. I was going to come back in a couple weeks to have the other ones pulled. Meanwhile my face swelled on the side with the broken molar and wisdom tooth. To make a long Story short I wound up in the hospital with an abscess and cellulitis in my face from the molar. It's basically cleared up with maybe a tiny bit of swelling. Tomorrow I am having the shattered wisdom tooth extracted as well as the broken molar and am terrified of the infection coming back and also of the pain especially of the shattered wisdom tooth! I also heard that novacane doesn't work if tooth is infected. Anyone have anything like this before?