So, I have really dry mouth (no visible or palpable saliva glands in my lips, etc) and have had a host of dental problems all of my life. I've had 6 root canals and I think I'm now on my 7th. UGH!!! One of those root canals - the crown came off with most of the tooth inside ($2,000 down the drain), and I had to have the rest surgically removed. I had that done a week ago yesterday. That was top right (tooth #2). Now the top left is hurting. They gave me vicodin after the surgery and I haven't needed it. Til now. Only it's for #15 - top left, tooth in front of wisdom tooth - not for the tooth that was extracted. So, I can't chew on the right side because of the extraction, and now I can't chew on the left side because it feels like #15 is abscessing. I'm so sick of this crud!!!!!!!!! I barely touch it with my tongue and I want to shoot through the roof. Ok. Just needed to vent. Have to be at the dentist in an hour. Crossing fingers that maybe I'm just having major sensitivity from only being able to chew on that side. One can hope, right?