I have been putting this off because I knew something was wrong. I could feel this piece of bone or tooth sticking out of my jaw where I got my tooth pulled on 9/9. It wasnt healing properly either. It was still hurting. When Tony looked at it a week or so ago he could see white stuff that we assumed was puss so I kept rinsing with salt water and kept taking the antibiotics. I even finished the ones given and took some more I had left from another infection. It kept hurting so he looked again. This time it appeared black! He kept bugging me to go in but I was getting scared...lol. I hate the dentist. I can get needles in all sorts of yucky places but my mouth is one place that really bothers me. Well...today I gave in and went because I didnt want to be stuck in VA and have something go really wrong. I had bone sticking out from where the extraction was done and the socket was still open. Food had gotten in there even though I had rinsed religiously. They hadnt stitched it up and I didnt have enough gum to close properly. They had to re-open my gum from my last tooth all the way back to the end of my jaw. This meant numbing me with needles and sticking needles down into the root area of the tooth they last extracted. It hurt like almighty hell! I am not a screamer but I was screaming. I was shaking. I had to get them to stop and let me breathe for a few minutes. Then they had to drill and grind my jaw bone down because it was becoming necrotic. OMG. Finally they closed me up again after putting in some medicated strips and stitching me closed with disolvable stitches. Hopefully this works. I have had too many needles this week!