Back in April, my upper left jaw started hurting so bad when I ate something sugary that it would hurt all the way up into my ear and my ear would start to drain fluid.
I went to the dentist, and he said I have a cavity up there that is pretty deep. I also have another one that's not so bad in my lower right.
He would not fill the cavities however, until I get my wisdom teeth out. (He told me last year that this would need to be done.) I think he figured why do all that work only to have it disturbed when the wisdoms get pulled.
Well, quite a while went by and my teeth didn't hurt anymore.
I finally saved up the money to have my wisdoms pulled out, and called to set up an appointment. They can not get me un until september 9th.
well, a few weeks ao, my tooth started bothering me again. Some days it does not bother me at all and other days it just hurts non stop, although not nearly as bad as it did in the beginning, but still a pain in the ass. (Actually, the tooth hehehe)
I went into my dentist and explained that i get my wisdoms pulled on sept. 9th, but my upper left tooth sometimes hurts non stop, and wondered if he could give me some kind of pain reliever.
He gave me a perscription to Acetaminophen/codine. While I was there, he said since I was getting my wisdoms out, and since I can't get it done before september, he would go ahead and schedule me for my big cavity to be filled on aug. 19th. (That was the soonest appointment he had.)
The first night I took one pill. Took it around 6 pm (As soon as I got it out in the pharmacy parking lot.)
I was out like a light by 7:30. Woke up next morning, no pain. Pain stayed away for a week.
2 nights ago, the pain came back. It always seems to come at night and keep me from sleeping. I took one of these pills, not much happened,and I didn't sleep well that night at all. Took another one around 3 am. Finally fell into a good sleep around 4 am.
Yesterday, pain came and went all day. Took another pill around 11 pm. Again, did not sleep well, took another pill at 3am.
4:00 came around and I had to go to the bathroom. I went upstairs and went, feeling dizzy this whole time. Got back downstairs afterwards, and sat on my couch. I was so dizzy and I felt like I had to puke, and I broke out in a cold sweat. It was so bad I thought I was going to have to call 911.
I went over to my bed and got the phone to keep it in my reach. Laid there for about 10 minutes or so and finally came back around. I got some sleep after that. I woke up around 7:30 or so and got up and still felt a little queesy so I decided to stay home from work.
I was looking at the information givin to me about the medicine by the pharmacy. Right in the information where it says "If these symptoms persist, stop taking and contact a doctor", all of my side affects were listed.
Mind me, the medicine did nothing for my tooth pain this whole time.
I called my dentist this am and begged him to see if there was any way he could get me in sooner. He said unless there was a cancellation, he could not get me in before then, but said if he got a cancellation he would call.
my pain has been comming and going all day long today, and I hope before next friday it will stay at a tolerable level.
My question is, does it sound like my dentist is trying to push me off, or is this normal? I have called around to other dentists, but I guess being a newcommer, they want to just stick me in their next open spot rather than trying to fit me in somewhere.
Hell, if this is normal for dentists, I'm in the wrong trade! I don't see any of us getting a call in the middle of the night from someone begging to come fix their furnace because they are freezing and us saying, "Well, unless someone cancels, we can not get there for about 2 weeks."
What d'yall think?