last weekend my tooth started bothering me. lower left side. I think I bit down on something hard and loosened a filling. So all weekend I was sort of rubbing that side and applying orajel. Well, Monday afternoon I called my dentist who had told me that they would see me for any emergencies before I could get down to the place for the denture work. The dentist told me they could see me at 8 Tuesday morning. Well I had to take Keyana to dance class on Monday afternoon but on the way home, I felt the pain getting worse and worse. It felt like it was sticking a hot knife into my jaw joint and I was almost in tears as I was letting her out at her Grandma's. They actually wanted to drive me home I looked that bad...lol. I called Tony and said we need to get me to the ER because I think its now an abscess and I need antibiotics and something like a shot for the pain ASAP. I go to my local er and they were so full I wouldnt have been seen for probably 12 hours. So Tony takes me to what is normally a better ER, HA on this night. They were packed too. In fact, it took me 5 hours and they didnt even see me in a room but in the waiting room and just checked my mouth, said yeah, looks abscessed, here are some antibiotics, some vicodin, some rx's and some paperwork! I never got an xray or anything or even got a curtain around me! Unreal. Then on Tuesday morning I went to the dentist and took him the paperwork saying it was abscessed and told them I took the 4 pills of antibiotics they gave me, well he decided to pull 2 teeth...my last two teeth on my left side! Then I hear these awful words...Oh no...I dont think that should have happened! Hmm. Crunch, crunch, drill drill drill. grind grind. Snatching out teeth. Sanding things down. I could feel him just grating things with something and he says to me...that feels rough doesnt it? LOL. Then they give me a bunch of antibiotics...stronger ones...more pain pills...stronger ones...and tell me...keep your face iced because you are going to swell and be in a whole lot more pain than normal. Gee thanks!