Thank you so much for all the prayers, well wishes, responses and good thoughts sent my way. They really did lift my spirits and the prayers may have been answered.
I went to the dentist today and he said "it didn't look right", so he packed it with a medicated filling and said to come back Wednesday to have that removed and another one packed in there. He said it might be a dry socket and understood the pain I was in. He also said if that didn't work, that I would need a root canal or an extraction on the tooth on the top of the same side as the hurting tooth. ( That it could be referred pain.) And if that didn't work, I would be sent to an oral surgeon for exploratory surgery to see what is going on below the gum.
Well, the pain is better and I have started a course of antibiotics. The pain pills are working better, so I am hoping this calms way down from now until Wednesday.
Please pray for me that this is a dry socket, for that would be the easiest of all answers to this pain and it is treatable. I don't want more surgery or dental work right now. It is all very, very expensive, believe me.
When Suzane, TMJ pain, was here with me last month, she had tooth pain and I took her to the dentist. She spent a lot of money here at the dentist too. But at least he got her out of pain. So I was greatful for that and I know she was too.
Well, thank you once again for all your responses. I will keep you posted as to how I continue to do. Please continue to pray for me. Thanks guys.
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