It all started on Wednesday. I broke a tooth in the back of my mouth, and since I had previously had a root canal treatment on the tooth it did not hurt very much. I took myself off to the dentist because it was quite sharp. After much discussion it was decided that the tooth should rather come out, and a bridge could be organised. When the dentist tried to take my tooth out it just wouldn’t budge. So, after looking at the x-ray again I was told that the roots of the tooth had grown onto my the bone. They drilled the tooth loose. I was just about hopping out of the dentists chair with pain.
Since then my jaw has been blue and swollen, and I have a huge amount of pain, and my head has been throbbing like crazy. I woke up on Wednesday night with a mouth and pillow full of blood. I have been given antibiotics and pain pills. The pain pills aren’t helping terribly much, I swear I would rather have labour pains. I’m not sure if I should be going to have this checked or if I’m being a wimp, but it is terribly painful. The dentist says that I should come back in two weeks to have the stitches out – let me tell you. I’m far too scared, I wish I could take the stitches out myself.
Do you think I should have it checked out? – or perhaps this is normal according to the work that was done one my mouth?