*huggs* I am glad you are finally going to the dentist! Hopefully she will listen to you and get what you need done as quickly as possible. I like my dentists for just that reason. I hate bothering them, I know they have alot to do... In any case, make sure you pick up some regular tea bags. If you put tea bag over the "empty socket" it heals faster. The darker the food (or tea ) the better the natural anti inflammatory agents.