Ugh. Just re-broke my broken tooth

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by TerryJ2, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    It was so pain-free for the last cpl of wks that I forgot not to chew there. And of course I was a very bad girl and was eating hard candy. THAT will teach me!
    The weird part is that I feel a shard of tooth or filling inside my gum and it hardly hurts at all. Just a dull ache in the general area. The shard is very pointy. Don't know if that means that the nerve is already dead. And the taste--ewwww! The inside of a filling is always disgusting.
    I Googled abscesses to see if they always hurt, and 99% of the time, they do. So I'm thinking it's just the filling and part of the tooth and it's not infected. If it starts to hurt, I'll go to the dentist this week to see if it's infected.
    Meanwhile, I have to wait until the 24th for surgery. :( (Extraction and implant.)
    The doctor is out of the ofc the entire 2nd wk of Feb. and I've got too many things going on next week.
    Good thing it's a tooth and not a heart attack. I don't have time for deathly problems!
    Thanks for "listening.":cry:
     
  2. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I hope they can get you in earlier!
     
  3. dstc_99

    dstc_99 Well-Known Member

    That stinks I hope it feels better soon
     
  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Hope it doesn't start hurting too badly!
     
  5. Tanya M

    Tanya M Living with an attitude of gratitude Staff Member

    Oh no!!! I sure hope they can get you in sooner. Darn that hard candy, stick with chocolate :p
     
  6. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    LOL. Yep. Eating chocolate as I type.
    I'll try to work it out this week. Sigh.
     
  7. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    Yikes
     
  8. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Still draining chemicals but less and less each day. :(
    The surgery won't be here soon enough ...
     
  9. Confused

    Confused Active Member

    Hang in there, I know exactly what your going through!
     
  10. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Ack. Just did it again tonight.
    Sigh. One more week.
     
  11. Confused

    Confused Active Member

    How did your appointment go? Hope you feel better!
     
  12. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    ONE MORE DAY! I go in Monday morning.
    I hate this. It hurts, it throbs, and I keep forgetting. This a.m. I ate Rice Crispies. Who would think that one teensy escapee piece of cereal could hurt so much?
    The good news is that all of this 50 mph wind is supposed to turn to snow and bitter cold Mon afternoon and Tue so I can stay home and heal and won't feel like I'm missing anything. I am ready to hibernate.
     
  13. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    My broken tooth is making me stupid.
    The appointment is Monday, the 23rd.
    Arrrgh!
     
  14. Confused

    Confused Active Member

    OOO Thats a ways off. Ok, I have been using warm salt water a few times a day off and on because after a couple days it helps with the infection and throbbing! I also gave in and chewed on raw garlic :eek: and yikes it hurt and burnt for the first 5 minutes but I was pain free for over 12 hrs~ of course a little pain when I have cold go over it. If you cant chew it hold it there, maybe the tea bags if you dont want the garlic? Hang in there!!!
     
  15. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Garlic? Hmm.
    I feel for you!
    My swollen glands and lymph nodes are all gone, so that's a huge relief.
    Ate mashed potatoes for breakfast.
    Four more days ... please don't let anything happen to the doctor or his staff ...
     
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