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feeling sorry for self thread, tooth related!

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BlackCatinChristmasChaos Sun 09-Dec-12 13:36:12

I'm feeling miserable, had a tooth out this morning and my face still hurts. It was a bit swollen for 2 days before today so not been great for a little while.

Come and --give me a slap-- show sympathy . sad

helpyourself Sun 09-Dec-12 14:28:18

No slaps from me. It's awful. I'm one month on from a failed extraction, they had to go back in 10 days later and I now have a blocked saliva gland on the other side- apparently unconnected yeah, right hmm
Only positive is that I'll be positively waif like by Christmas.
Have a brew or if you can't manage that, some thanks.

gingeroots Sun 09-Dec-12 15:04:32

Sympathies - are you taking painkillers regularly ,don't wait for them to wera off .
Paracetomol interspersed ( spelling gone awol sorry ) with ibroprufen ?

helpyourself Sun 09-Dec-12 15:34:26

Hiya gingeroots you were v sympathetic on my poor tooth thread many moons ago- can you believe it's still on going! shock

gingeroots Sun 09-Dec-12 18:39:22

Oh I can well believe it - mine is still not done .

Appointment tommorrow .

gingeroots Sun 09-Dec-12 18:39:50

I am very scared sad

crazycrackernanna Sun 09-Dec-12 18:44:21

Had mine done last Wednesday (2 extractions) and one has an infection sad

And I did everything by the book.

Shit sad

ViperInTheManger Sun 09-Dec-12 18:44:37

Can I just warn you that ibuprofen is ok for short term use after extraction but don't take it for long. I had an ongoing problem and was taking it regularly for several months, in the middle of which I had a tooth out, and it took ages for the jawbone to fill in. Apparently ibuprofen slows bone healing.

gingeroots Sun 09-Dec-12 19:13:25

Oh - helpful to know viper.

helpyourself Sun 09-Dec-12 23:10:37

Good luck ginger I'm hearing tomorrow when I'll have the saliva stone removed; should be early next week.

gingeroots Mon 10-Dec-12 09:07:18

Please send virtual support my way .

About to lie down ,open my mouth and let someone come at with me a drill and pick .

While catarrah drips down the back of my throat .

Pity party - moi?

helpyourself Mon 10-Dec-12 09:16:17

Blue light- its healing- winging your way.

BlackCatinChristmasChaos Mon 10-Dec-12 09:56:07

<Sending support> ginger

I hate going to the dentist! it's up there with my fear of spiders. So I am proud of myself that I went and had it done! Still doesn't feel back to normal yet though!

helpyourself Mon 10-Dec-12 11:26:32

How are you ginger?
Hope you feel better soon, Blackcat

gingeroots Mon 10-Dec-12 12:06:10

Thank you all .
I swear this tooth is jinxed .

I have spent all weekend sweating and mentally preparing myself .

Turn up today and sweat another 15 mins in waiting room ,keeping calm ,praying it's not going to be a repeat of the 40 min delay saga .

See dentist - he just wants a chat !
Great idea ,would have been even greater 3 appointments ago and IF I'D KNOWN .

Next appointment January .

But actually feel better about whole thing now - so perhaps this is a good result and the good vibes helped !

helpyourself Mon 10-Dec-12 12:53:02

I think that's good news

Bramshott Mon 10-Dec-12 13:03:04

I had my first tooth out last Wed and have been gobsmacked at how painful it is! The dentist said to take Ibuprofen for a week, which means only 2 more days, but I think it IS now gradually improving. Not waking me in the night any more at least.

BlackCatinChristmasChaos Mon 10-Dec-12 14:58:50

did any of you get a horrible taste in your mouth for a few days after having a tooth out?

Not sure if this is normal confused

Just want to get back to normal, <fed up> I'm fairly sure I will loose weight the way things are. I'm eating less than normal and trying soft food only at the mo.

somewheresomehow Mon 10-Dec-12 18:50:53

no slaps from me. i have another abscess ,am in absolute agony and told by pharmacist i cant take ibuprofen and co-codamol together
have to wait for anti B's to kick in sad

BlackCatinChristmasChaos Mon 10-Dec-12 22:03:05

You have my sympathy somewheresomehow all tooth problems are grim!

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