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 tooth abscess

I was diagnosed 1/7 ago by a dentist with a tooth abscess.  He described the
situation as serious and to note swelling radiating to neck and affect on
swallowing.
I looked like a bullfrog on my left cheek 1/7 and today the cheek swelling
has subsided but swelling noted under chin.  Is this cause for alarm?
I have been waiting for root c{*filter*}surgery on the problem tooth for the past
3-4 months(dentist unsure of radiating pain, hence referral to hospital for
second opinion), with a tempory dressing insitu. Approx. one and a half
weeks ago the tempory dressing came out in a disgusting state and due to my
work hours and surgery time availability it took a week before I saw a
dentist 3/7 ago.  I therefore had a hole in my tooth with no protection for
a week.  Was the cause of the tooth abscess due to the week without a
dressing or the condition of the tempory dressing when insitu??????
When I asked the dentist 1/7 ago about the cause, he replied that it was due
to bacteria infiltrating the root.  That I know but would have liked an
expanded answer.

Siobhain



Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess
I would say serious. If there is an abces it could be punctured and drained,
but it sounds like a more diffuse swelling according to your description. My
recommendation would be treatment with antibiotics NOW don't wait. Your
swelling is a sign of bacteria rampage, it could spread into the {*filter*}
stream and cause serious illness.
Annemarie

btw what is 1/7 ago and 3/7 ago?


Quote:
>I was diagnosed 1/7 ago by a dentist with a tooth abscess.  He described
the
>situation as serious and to note swelling radiating to neck and affect on
>swallowing.
>I looked like a bullfrog on my left cheek 1/7 and today the cheek swelling
>has subsided but swelling noted under chin.  Is this cause for alarm?
>I have been waiting for root c{*filter*}surgery on the problem tooth for the
past
>3-4 months(dentist unsure of radiating pain, hence referral to hospital for
>second opinion), with a tempory dressing insitu. Approx. one and a half
>weeks ago the tempory dressing came out in a disgusting state and due to my
>work hours and surgery time availability it took a week before I saw a
>dentist 3/7 ago.  I therefore had a hole in my tooth with no protection for
>a week.  Was the cause of the tooth abscess due to the week without a
>dressing or the condition of the tempory dressing when insitu??????
>When I asked the dentist 1/7 ago about the cause, he replied that it was
due
>to bacteria infiltrating the root.  That I know but would have liked an
>expanded answer.

>Siobhain



Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess
Dear Annemarie,
I aplogise for the abbreviations:  1/7 = one day ago          3/7=three days
ago   (English medical abbreviation!).
I am on Amoxycillin and Metronidazole three times a day, oral.  I started
the course yesterday having been diagnosed by the dentist.  If the swelling
is occurring under my chin does this mean that the {*filter*}medication has not
been able to take effect?  If so do I need the intravenous antibiotics.  My
dentist said if swelling reaches neck then go to casualty for I.V antibiotic
therapy.
Thanks a lot for replying quickly.
Siobhain


Quote:
> I would say serious. If there is an abces it could be punctured and
drained,
> but it sounds like a more diffuse swelling according to your description.
My
> recommendation would be treatment with antibiotics NOW don't wait. Your
> swelling is a sign of bacteria rampage, it could spread into the {*filter*}
> stream and cause serious illness.
> Annemarie

> btw what is 1/7 ago and 3/7 ago?


> >I was diagnosed 1/7 ago by a dentist with a tooth abscess.  He described
> the
> >situation as serious and to note swelling radiating to neck and affect on
> >swallowing.
> >I looked like a bullfrog on my left cheek 1/7 and today the cheek
swelling
> >has subsided but swelling noted under chin.  Is this cause for alarm?
> >I have been waiting for root c{*filter*}surgery on the problem tooth for the
> past
> >3-4 months(dentist unsure of radiating pain, hence referral to hospital
for
> >second opinion), with a tempory dressing insitu. Approx. one and a half
> >weeks ago the tempory dressing came out in a disgusting state and due to
my
> >work hours and surgery time availability it took a week before I saw a
> >dentist 3/7 ago.  I therefore had a hole in my tooth with no protection
for
> >a week.  Was the cause of the tooth abscess due to the week without a
> >dressing or the condition of the tempory dressing when insitu??????
> >When I asked the dentist 1/7 ago about the cause, he replied that it was
> due
> >to bacteria infiltrating the root.  That I know but would have liked an
> >expanded answer.

> >Siobhain



Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess

Quote:

>I was diagnosed 1/7 ago by a dentist with a tooth abscess.  He described the
>situation as serious and to note swelling radiating to neck and affect on
>swallowing.
>I looked like a bullfrog on my left cheek 1/7 and today the cheek swelling
>has subsided but swelling noted under chin.  Is this cause for alarm?

Penicillin therapy?

Quote:
>I have been waiting for root c{*filter*}surgery on the problem tooth for the past
>3-4 months(dentist unsure of radiating pain, hence referral to hospital for
>second opinion), with a tempory dressing insitu. Approx. one and a half
>weeks ago the tempory dressing came out in a disgusting state and due to my
>work hours and surgery time availability it took a week before I saw a
>dentist 3/7 ago.  I therefore had a hole in my tooth with no protection for
>a week.  Was the cause of the tooth abscess due to the week without a
>dressing or the condition of the tempory dressing when insitu??????
>When I asked the dentist 1/7 ago about the cause, he replied that it was due
>to bacteria infiltrating the root.  That I know but would have liked an
>expanded answer.

Bacteria multipled and drifted into the fascia. The selling is fluid
mostly. Treatment consists of opening the tooth for drainage,treating
and then filling it.
Quote:
>Siobhain



Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess

Quote:

>I would say serious. If there is an abces it could be punctured and drained,
>but it sounds like a more diffuse swelling according to your description. My
>recommendation would be treatment with antibiotics NOW don't wait. Your
>swelling is a sign of bacteria rampage, it could spread into the {*filter*}
>stream and cause serious illness.
>Annemarie
>btw what is 1/7 ago and 3/7 ago?

One day, 3 days?
Quote:

>>I was diagnosed 1/7 ago by a dentist with a tooth abscess.  He described
>the
>>situation as serious and to note swelling radiating to neck and affect on
>>swallowing.
>>I looked like a bullfrog on my left cheek 1/7 and today the cheek swelling
>>has subsided but swelling noted under chin.  Is this cause for alarm?
>>I have been waiting for root c{*filter*}surgery on the problem tooth for the
>past
>>3-4 months(dentist unsure of radiating pain, hence referral to hospital for
>>second opinion), with a tempory dressing insitu. Approx. one and a half
>>weeks ago the tempory dressing came out in a disgusting state and due to my
>>work hours and surgery time availability it took a week before I saw a
>>dentist 3/7 ago.  I therefore had a hole in my tooth with no protection for
>>a week.  Was the cause of the tooth abscess due to the week without a
>>dressing or the condition of the tempory dressing when insitu??????
>>When I asked the dentist 1/7 ago about the cause, he replied that it was
>due
>>to bacteria infiltrating the root.  That I know but would have liked an
>>expanded answer.

>>Siobhain



Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess

Quote:

>I would say serious. If there is an abces it could be punctured and drained,
>but it sounds like a more diffuse swelling according to your description. My
>recommendation would be treatment with antibiotics NOW don't wait. Your
>swelling is a sign of bacteria rampage, it could spread into the {*filter*}
>stream and cause serious illness.
>Annemarie
>btw what is 1/7 ago and 3/7 ago?

This guy counts by weeks. One hour would be 1/7x24 ago. One minute
would be 1/7x24x60 ago.

If you ask how old he is, his answer is 38x52/7 years.

Quote:

>>I was diagnosed 1/7 ago by a dentist with a tooth abscess.  He described
>the
>>situation as serious and to note swelling radiating to neck and affect on
>>swallowing.
>>I looked like a bullfrog on my left cheek 1/7 and today the cheek swelling
>>has subsided but swelling noted under chin.  Is this cause for alarm?
>>I have been waiting for root c{*filter*}surgery on the problem tooth for the
>past
>>3-4 months(dentist unsure of radiating pain, hence referral to hospital for
>>second opinion), with a tempory dressing insitu. Approx. one and a half
>>weeks ago the tempory dressing came out in a disgusting state and due to my
>>work hours and surgery time availability it took a week before I saw a
>>dentist 3/7 ago.  I therefore had a hole in my tooth with no protection for
>>a week.  Was the cause of the tooth abscess due to the week without a
>>dressing or the condition of the tempory dressing when insitu??????
>>When I asked the dentist 1/7 ago about the cause, he replied that it was
>due
>>to bacteria infiltrating the root.  That I know but would have liked an
>>expanded answer.

>>Siobhain



Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess
this is ideal, but not always possible/successful..
Annemarie
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Quote:

>>I was diagnosed 1/7 ago by a dentist with a tooth abscess.  He described
the
>>situation as serious and to note swelling radiating to neck and affect on
>>swallowing.
>>I looked like a bullfrog on my left cheek 1/7 and today the cheek swelling
>>has subsided but swelling noted under chin.  Is this cause for alarm?

>Penicillin therapy?

>>I have been waiting for root c{*filter*}surgery on the problem tooth for the
past
>>3-4 months(dentist unsure of radiating pain, hence referral to hospital
for
>>second opinion), with a tempory dressing insitu. Approx. one and a half
>>weeks ago the tempory dressing came out in a disgusting state and due to
my
>>work hours and surgery time availability it took a week before I saw a
>>dentist 3/7 ago.  I therefore had a hole in my tooth with no protection
for
>>a week.  Was the cause of the tooth abscess due to the week without a
>>dressing or the condition of the tempory dressing when insitu??????
>>When I asked the dentist 1/7 ago about the cause, he replied that it was
due
>>to bacteria infiltrating the root.  That I know but would have liked an
>>expanded answer.

>Bacteria multipled and drifted into the fascia. The selling is fluid
>mostly. Treatment consists of opening the tooth for drainage,treating
>and then filling it.

>>Siobhain



Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess

Quote:

>Dear Annemarie,
>I aplogise for the abbreviations:  1/7 = one day ago          3/7=three days
>ago   (English medical abbreviation!).
>I am on Amoxycillin and Metronidazole three times a day, oral.  I started
>the course yesterday having been diagnosed by the dentist.  If the swelling
>is occurring under my chin does this mean that the {*filter*}medication has not
>been able to take effect?  If so do I need the intravenous antibiotics.  My
>dentist said if swelling reaches neck then go to casualty for I.V antibiotic
>therapy.

Nah, go to a dentist tomorrow to reopen the c{*filter*}which is probably
blocked with food. Then rinse the heck out of it with warm salt water
and the pus should come right out.

When I open a tooth, patients tell me that they feel relief in 4
seconds. This is so. They can feel that their face is less distended.

Open the tooth!

Quote:
>Thanks a lot for replying quickly.
>Siobhain


>> I would say serious. If there is an abces it could be punctured and
>drained,
>> but it sounds like a more diffuse swelling according to your description.
>My
>> recommendation would be treatment with antibiotics NOW don't wait. Your
>> swelling is a sign of bacteria rampage, it could spread into the {*filter*}
>> stream and cause serious illness.
>> Annemarie

>> btw what is 1/7 ago and 3/7 ago?


>> >I was diagnosed 1/7 ago by a dentist with a tooth abscess.  He described
>> the
>> >situation as serious and to note swelling radiating to neck and affect on
>> >swallowing.
>> >I looked like a bullfrog on my left cheek 1/7 and today the cheek
>swelling
>> >has subsided but swelling noted under chin.  Is this cause for alarm?
>> >I have been waiting for root c{*filter*}surgery on the problem tooth for the
>> past
>> >3-4 months(dentist unsure of radiating pain, hence referral to hospital
>for
>> >second opinion), with a tempory dressing insitu. Approx. one and a half
>> >weeks ago the tempory dressing came out in a disgusting state and due to
>my
>> >work hours and surgery time availability it took a week before I saw a
>> >dentist 3/7 ago.  I therefore had a hole in my tooth with no protection
>for
>> >a week.  Was the cause of the tooth abscess due to the week without a
>> >dressing or the condition of the tempory dressing when insitu??????
>> >When I asked the dentist 1/7 ago about the cause, he replied that it was
>> due
>> >to bacteria infiltrating the root.  That I know but would have liked an
>> >expanded answer.

>> >Siobhain



Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess
So "1/7" ago could be replaced by... yesterday?


Quote:
> Dear Annemarie,
> I aplogise for the abbreviations:  1/7 = one day ago          3/7=three
days
> ago   (English medical abbreviation!).
> I am on Amoxycillin and Metronidazole three times a day, oral.  I started
> the course yesterday having been diagnosed by the dentist.  If the
swelling
> is occurring under my chin does this mean that the {*filter*}medication has not
> been able to take effect?  If so do I need the intravenous antibiotics.
My
> dentist said if swelling reaches neck then go to casualty for I.V
antibiotic
> therapy.
> Thanks a lot for replying quickly.
> Siobhain



> > I would say serious. If there is an abces it could be punctured and
> drained,
> > but it sounds like a more diffuse swelling according to your
description.
> My
> > recommendation would be treatment with antibiotics NOW don't wait. Your
> > swelling is a sign of bacteria rampage, it could spread into the {*filter*}
> > stream and cause serious illness.
> > Annemarie

> > btw what is 1/7 ago and 3/7 ago?


> > >I was diagnosed 1/7 ago by a dentist with a tooth abscess.  He
described
> > the
> > >situation as serious and to note swelling radiating to neck and affect
on
> > >swallowing.
> > >I looked like a bullfrog on my left cheek 1/7 and today the cheek
> swelling
> > >has subsided but swelling noted under chin.  Is this cause for alarm?
> > >I have been waiting for root c{*filter*}surgery on the problem tooth for the
> > past
> > >3-4 months(dentist unsure of radiating pain, hence referral to hospital
> for
> > >second opinion), with a tempory dressing insitu. Approx. one and a half
> > >weeks ago the tempory dressing came out in a disgusting state and due
to
> my
> > >work hours and surgery time availability it took a week before I saw a
> > >dentist 3/7 ago.  I therefore had a hole in my tooth with no protection
> for
> > >a week.  Was the cause of the tooth abscess due to the week without a
> > >dressing or the condition of the tempory dressing when insitu??????
> > >When I asked the dentist 1/7 ago about the cause, he replied that it
was
> > due
> > >to bacteria infiltrating the root.  That I know but would have liked an
> > >expanded answer.

> > >Siobhain



Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess

Quote:

>So "1/7" ago could be replaced by... yesterday?

Yep. And 730/7 was two years ago. Hey! This is kind of fun.
Quote:


>> Dear Annemarie,
>> I aplogise for the abbreviations:  1/7 = one day ago          3/7=three
>days
>> ago   (English medical abbreviation!).
>> I am on Amoxycillin and Metronidazole three times a day, oral.  I started
>> the course yesterday having been diagnosed by the dentist.  If the
>swelling
>> is occurring under my chin does this mean that the {*filter*}medication has not
>> been able to take effect?  If so do I need the intravenous antibiotics.
>My
>> dentist said if swelling reaches neck then go to casualty for I.V
>antibiotic
>> therapy.
>> Thanks a lot for replying quickly.
>> Siobhain



>> > I would say serious. If there is an abces it could be punctured and
>> drained,
>> > but it sounds like a more diffuse swelling according to your
>description.
>> My
>> > recommendation would be treatment with antibiotics NOW don't wait. Your
>> > swelling is a sign of bacteria rampage, it could spread into the {*filter*}
>> > stream and cause serious illness.
>> > Annemarie

>> > btw what is 1/7 ago and 3/7 ago?


>> > >I was diagnosed 1/7 ago by a dentist with a tooth abscess.  He
>described
>> > the
>> > >situation as serious and to note swelling radiating to neck and affect
>on
>> > >swallowing.
>> > >I looked like a bullfrog on my left cheek 1/7 and today the cheek
>> swelling
>> > >has subsided but swelling noted under chin.  Is this cause for alarm?
>> > >I have been waiting for root c{*filter*}surgery on the problem tooth for the
>> > past
>> > >3-4 months(dentist unsure of radiating pain, hence referral to hospital
>> for
>> > >second opinion), with a tempory dressing insitu. Approx. one and a half
>> > >weeks ago the tempory dressing came out in a disgusting state and due
>to
>> my
>> > >work hours and surgery time availability it took a week before I saw a
>> > >dentist 3/7 ago.  I therefore had a hole in my tooth with no protection
>> for
>> > >a week.  Was the cause of the tooth abscess due to the week without a
>> > >dressing or the condition of the tempory dressing when insitu??????
>> > >When I asked the dentist 1/7 ago about the cause, he replied that it
>was
>> > due
>> > >to bacteria infiltrating the root.  That I know but would have liked an
>> > >expanded answer.

>> > >Siobhain



Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess
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Quote:


> >So "1/7" ago could be replaced by... yesterday?

> Yep. And 730/7 was two years ago. Hey! This is kind of fun.



> >> Dear Annemarie,
> >> I aplogise for the abbreviations:  1/7 = one day ago          3/7=three
> >days
> >> ago   (English medical abbreviation!).
> >> I am on Amoxycillin and Metronidazole three times a day, oral.  I started
> >> the course yesterday having been diagnosed by the dentist.  If the
> >swelling
> >> is occurring under my chin does this mean that the {*filter*}medication has not
> >> been able to take effect?  If so do I need the intravenous antibiotics.
> >My
> >> dentist said if swelling reaches neck then go to casualty for I.V
> >antibiotic
> >> therapy.
> >> Thanks a lot for replying quickly.
> >> Siobhain



> >> > I would say serious. If there is an abces it could be punctured and
> >> drained,
> >> > but it sounds like a more diffuse swelling according to your
> >description.
> >> My
> >> > recommendation would be treatment with antibiotics NOW don't wait. Your
> >> > swelling is a sign of bacteria rampage, it could spread into the {*filter*}
> >> > stream and cause serious illness.
> >> > Annemarie

> >> > btw what is 1/7 ago and 3/7 ago?


> >> > >I was diagnosed 1/7 ago by a dentist with a tooth abscess.  He
> >described
> >> > the
> >> > >situation as serious and to note swelling radiating to neck and affect
> >on
> >> > >swallowing.
> >> > >I looked like a bullfrog on my left cheek 1/7 and today the cheek
> >> swelling
> >> > >has subsided but swelling noted under chin.  Is this cause for alarm?
> >> > >I have been waiting for root c{*filter*}surgery on the problem tooth for the
> >> > past
> >> > >3-4 months(dentist unsure of radiating pain, hence referral to hospital
> >> for
> >> > >second opinion), with a tempory dressing insitu. Approx. one and a half
> >> > >weeks ago the tempory dressing came out in a disgusting state and due
> >to
> >> my
> >> > >work hours and surgery time availability it took a week before I saw a
> >> > >dentist 3/7 ago.  I therefore had a hole in my tooth with no protection
> >> for
> >> > >a week.  Was the cause of the tooth abscess due to the week without a
> >> > >dressing or the condition of the tempory dressing when insitu??????
> >> > >When I asked the dentist 1/7 ago about the cause, he replied that it
> >was
> >> > due
> >> > >to bacteria infiltrating the root.  That I know but would have liked an
> >> > >expanded answer.

> >> > >Siobhain



Thu, 10 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess

My  number 14 molar  abscessed two weeks after the initial pain. It occurred
when I pushed on it with my thumb.

 That tooth, along with three others, had been crowned  over a year ago. The
pain was just a bit more than    the sensitivity  I felt, and still feel, in
the other crowned  teeth.

  Swelling started to spread from the upper cheek to the lower jaw in just
two days which prompted me seek professional help. :He referred me to a root
c{*filter*}specialist and  prescribed a course of antibiotics, generic
penicillin, that after three days didn't bring the swelling down. I
mentioned this, over the phone, to the  endodontist office while setting the
appointment which prompted her to tell me to  return to the referring
dentist. I then was prescribed amoxicillin along with a pain medication. I
excused myself while paying for the two minute visit and vomited in the
restroom. I informed them of this. The assistant gave me a weak smile and
said "Hope you feel better soon".

 After two days the swelling and the pain had not diminished. It was Good
Friday morning when I called again. I informed them that there was no change
in the swelling and that I doubled up on the pain killers to sleep at night.
I also said  that I would run out of these half way through the weekend.
They told me to double up on the amoxicillin and  not the pain pills. You
could hear disapproval in the assistant's voice before she said " The doctor
said there is nothing else we can do for you".

This, "Nothing else we can do for you", made me a bit upset.

I called the endodontist 's office and they informed me that they could not
schedule a root c{*filter*}or even an emergency draining for two weeks.

 I drove to the original dentist's office  and  requested an extraction or
at least a draining. After an hour I was called back. An assistant , whom I
never met before , informed me that the dentist would not do the extraction
because of the crown and did not offer a reason why it could not be drained.
She offered an {*filter*}surgeon's  number. I said " Do you think that will help
me on Good Friday?". She called . They could not schedule until Monday. I
walked out of office feeling discarded.

I found a dentist thirty miles away that had an opening for that day and I
took it. They drained the gum area, prescribed Percodan for pain and
Metronidazole along with Amoxil for the infection. A follow up is scheduled
for Tuesday and a root c{*filter*}for Friday.

My concern now is that the swelling has returned again. I started to take
twice the Amoxil prescribed Sunday night and it is now Monday morning with
and appointment tomorrow.

Buy the way all this expense is coming out of pocket. If the crown's
porcelain shatters during the c{*filter*} the tooth could well cost me more than
I paid for my car.

Anyone, please give me your opinion and or advice.

Thank You,
David Vanne



Fri, 11 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess

Quote:
>My  number 14 molar  abscessed two weeks after the initial pain. It occurred
>when I pushed on it with my thumb.
> That tooth, along with three others, had been crowned  over a year ago. The
>pain was just a bit more than    the sensitivity  I felt, and still feel, in
>the other crowned  teeth.
>  Swelling started to spread from the upper cheek to the lower jaw in just
>two days which prompted me seek professional help. :He referred me to a root
>c{*filter*}specialist and  prescribed a course of antibiotics, generic
>penicillin, that after three days didn't bring the swelling down. I
>mentioned this, over the phone, to the  endodontist office while setting the
>appointment which prompted her to tell me to  return to the referring
>dentist. I then was prescribed amoxicillin along with a pain medication. I
>excused myself while paying for the two minute visit and vomited in the
>restroom. I informed them of this. The assistant gave me a weak smile and
>said "Hope you feel better soon".
> After two days the swelling and the pain had not diminished. It was Good
>Friday morning when I called again. I informed them that there was no change
>in the swelling and that I doubled up on the pain killers to sleep at night.
>I also said  that I would run out of these half way through the weekend.
>They told me to double up on the amoxicillin and  not the pain pills. You
>could hear disapproval in the assistant's voice before she said " The doctor
>said there is nothing else we can do for you".
>This, "Nothing else we can do for you", made me a bit upset.
>I called the endodontist 's office and they informed me that they could not
>schedule a root c{*filter*}or even an emergency draining for two weeks.

Generally, emergencies are seen same day at endodontists' offices.

Quote:
> I drove to the original dentist's office  and  requested an extraction or
>at least a draining. After an hour I was called back. An assistant , whom I
>never met before , informed me that the dentist would not do the extraction
>because of the crown and did not offer a reason why it could not be drained.
>She offered an {*filter*}surgeon's  number. I said " Do you think that will help
>me on Good Friday?". She called . They could not schedule until Monday. I
>walked out of office feeling discarded.
>I found a dentist thirty miles away that had an opening for that day and I
>took it. They drained the gum area, prescribed Percodan for pain and
>Metronidazole along with Amoxil for the infection. A follow up is scheduled
>for Tuesday and a root c{*filter*}for Friday.
>My concern now is that the swelling has returned again. I started to take
>twice the Amoxil prescribed Sunday night and it is now Monday morning with
>and appointment tomorrow.

Swelling ususally means diminution of pain.

- Show quoted text -

Quote:
>Buy the way all this expense is coming out of pocket. If the crown's
>porcelain shatters during the c{*filter*} the tooth could well cost me more than
>I paid for my car.
>Anyone, please give me your opinion and or advice.
>Thank You,
>David Vanne



Fri, 11 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 tooth abscess
Thank you for responding.

This was my first time posting to a usenet group and it was a mistake to
post it to you personaly.

I also think the specialest's office used the wrong term when she said
"emergency".

The pain subsided once the pressure was released from the draimage. It has
not returned but the knot below cheek bone is becoming tight again.

Thanks again



Quote:

> >My  number 14 molar  abscessed two weeks after the initial pain. It
occurred
> >when I pushed on it with my thumb.

> > That tooth, along with three others, had been crowned  over a year ago.
The
> >pain was just a bit more than    the sensitivity  I felt, and still feel,
in
> >the other crowned  teeth.

> >  Swelling started to spread from the upper cheek to the lower jaw in
just
> >two days which prompted me seek professional help. :He referred me to a
root
> >c{*filter*}specialist and  prescribed a course of antibiotics, generic
> >penicillin, that after three days didn't bring the swelling down. I
> >mentioned this, over the phone, to the  endodontist office while setting
the
> >appointment which prompted her to tell me to  return to the referring
> >dentist. I then was prescribed amoxicillin along with a pain medication.
I
> >excused myself while paying for the two minute visit and vomited in the
> >restroom. I informed them of this. The assistant gave me a weak smile and
> >said "Hope you feel better soon".

> > After two days the swelling and the pain had not diminished. It was Good
> >Friday morning when I called again. I informed them that there was no
change
> >in the swelling and that I doubled up on the pain killers to sleep at
night.
> >I also said  that I would run out of these half way through the weekend.
> >They told me to double up on the amoxicillin and  not the pain pills. You
> >could hear disapproval in the assistant's voice before she said " The
doctor
> >said there is nothing else we can do for you".

> >This, "Nothing else we can do for you", made me a bit upset.

> >I called the endodontist 's office and they informed me that they could
not
> >schedule a root c{*filter*}or even an emergency draining for two weeks.

> Generally, emergencies are seen same day at endodontists' offices.

> > I drove to the original dentist's office  and  requested an extraction
or
> >at least a draining. After an hour I was called back. An assistant , whom
I
> >never met before , informed me that the dentist would not do the
extraction
> >because of the crown and did not offer a reason why it could not be
drained.
> >She offered an {*filter*}surgeon's  number. I said " Do you think that will
help
> >me on Good Friday?". She called . They could not schedule until Monday. I
> >walked out of office feeling discarded.

> >I found a dentist thirty miles away that had an opening for that day and
I
> >took it. They drained the gum area, prescribed Percodan for pain and
> >Metronidazole along with Amoxil for the infection. A follow up is
scheduled
> >for Tuesday and a root c{*filter*}for Friday.

> >My concern now is that the swelling has returned again. I started to take
> >twice the Amoxil prescribed Sunday night and it is now Monday morning
with
> >and appointment tomorrow.

> Swelling ususally means diminution of pain.

> >Buy the way all this expense is coming out of pocket. If the crown's
> >porcelain shatters during the c{*filter*} the tooth could well cost me more
than
> >I paid for my car.

> >Anyone, please give me your opinion and or advice.

> >Thank You,
> >David Vanne



Sat, 12 Oct 2002 03:00:00 GMT
 
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