Dental Abscess - How To STOP The Pain

Oct 10, 2014

I have an infection in one of my bottom molars, the pain started on sunday it is now friday and all throughout the 5 days I have been in SO MUCH pain I can't even explain how bad the pain is, I can't sleep it wakes me early hours of the morning, I can't concentrate at school I don't know what to do anymore I take ibuprofen they do not work i've also tried paracetamol and ibuprofen together still doesnt work im just sooo tired and in so much pain all the time and can't take it anymore I've cried all day everyday for the five days. I have had a tooth infection in one of my molars before which was right next to the one I have it in now my dentist took it out but the pain I had with that tooth infection was NOTHING compared to the pain I am in right now I seriously can't cope anymore. The thing that really gets me is I have been to my dentist so many times about the pain, he started a root canal the first day I saw him then I came back the next with the severe pain he carried on with the root canal still no ease with pain it didn't even calm down?! He then prescribed me with antibiotics halfway through the root canal which I don't think is right? I could be wrong? I have another appointment on Tuesday but its only friday and I really really really can't take/deal with this pain until then its making me want to shoot myself in the face-.- also should I just ask my dentist to take the tooth out? Please if ANYONE has ANY KIND of advice on how to STOP the pain I would be so so so grateful thankyou.

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the pain has spread from the top left incisor to my front two teeth and to all the teeth on the left hand side of the top set and has spread to my left cheekbone which has swollen up like a balloon 

my mother says its a dental abscess and have to wait but i have had 12 solpadeine max tablets with 12 ibuprofen which has done almost nothing to stop any pain i literally want to pull my teeth out

is there anything my local A&E can do to help because my dentist is very busy and i doubt i can get an appointment on monday nor tuesday i can not go 3-4 more days of this pain 

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By 11.30 I was in so much pain, I was crying. I had been taking co-codamol, prescription strength, (paracetamol 500mg and codeine 30mg) which I'd been prescribed a few months ago for gallstones, but after a couple of hours the effect was wearing off. 9.30 Saturday morning I was back at the emergency dentist and by now my face was swelling and I could hardly open my mouth. Prescribed a second antibiotic to take along side the first, (Metronidazole 200mg 3 x daily) but was told there was nothing she could do at present because the infection had flared up and that needed to be controlled first. Got all the prescriptions made up and asked the chemist if there was another pain killer I could take alongside co-codamol. Was recommended Ibuprofen to take at intervals between the other one. I took 27 tablets yesterday ( 11 antibiotics and 16 painkillers) and felt quite spaced out all day! My ear, throat and neck all still hurt this morning along with my jaw which is very swollen but feel better in myself so hope the antibiotics have kicked in. Am seeing the dentist tomorrow and hope that the infection will have cleared up enough to have the tooth pulled. The dentist on Friday discovered that I have a crack under the filling running vertically to the root and said that it is very unlikely that costly root treatment and a crown would prevent further flare-ups. I don't want to take that chance of feeling like this again!

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I went back to the Dentist and he directed for an X-ray on the affected tooth. The X-ray showed a hole in between the teeth(an abscess). Some drugs were given to me( Amoxicillin 500mg; Flagyl 400mg; Cata? 50mg) which I have taken for some days. The pains are still there, and the dentist says the tooth will have to be removed, which I do not like at all! Instead, I have decided to to start brushing my teeth twice a day using Sensodyne toothpaste, and Listerine Mouthwash, twice a day. Doctor, will the alternative procedure that I have prescribed for myself eventually save me from the removal of the tooth, which I very much detest?

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And my wisdom teeth is partially erupted, so it is not out fully. 

I have asked around for a few suggestions and everyone is suggesting to go for option 2 which is removed the decayed tooth and let wisdom tooth partially take its place. 

Can anyone suggest if that is a good option. As you can see all my teeth are healthy and I just had bad luck with the wisdom tooth coming at an angle! 

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