Saturday, November 24, 2007

Abscessed Tooth!


Holy cow, have I been in pain that last few days. I wonder if anyone noticed at the Glenbow Museum how much pain I was in. It was totally killing me, both physically and mentally because I had been looking so forward to going to the museum, but then I couldn't enjoy it as much I would have liked to because I was concentrating so much on not showing any pain. You see, I have an abscessed tooth. Oh the agony. About 3 years ago, one of my teeth cracked, but I never got anything done about it because I didn't have any dental insurance. When I finally got dental insurance at the University of Calgary, I went to the dentist and they cleaned out all the rotten stuff and capped my broken tooth. However, I guess they didn't notice that the damage was much deeper than it seemed because I guess for the last year, my tooth has been slowing rotting from the inside out. Finally, last week my lower left jaw was killing me, and my face was getting swollen. I was worried that I had the mumps, so I decided to wait a few days and see what happened. By Wednesday, I was in agony, and it seemed like a toothache gone crazy, so I decided to see a dentist. The dentist took an x-ray of my tooth, and told me I had an abscessed tooth. Now, I'm on antibiotics because my entire lower left jaw was infected, and I have to go for a root canal operation on Wednesday afternoon. So, I'm taking huge amounts of ibuprofen, and tylenol with codeine trying to kill the pain while I wait for the infection to go away. Actually, the pain seems worse now than it did on Friday, and all the pills are making me nauseous. Anyway, if you are wondering why I'm kind of weird in class . . . blame it on the abscessed tooth!

12 comments:

Julia said...

I personally didn't notice anything, how did you manage to hide this pain? I think that toothache is one of the most painful ever and annoying too. Hope you will feel better soon.

Tina said...

Sorry to hear that. Take care of yourself. You always show us your bright side,so I did not notice that. Actually,you have strong will,you still have classes for us even though you get toothache. I hope that you will feel much better soon!!!!

chinedu said...

i also have a broken tooth. i had it when i was 12 yrs old and it was really painful, if you want i can show you. i am really sorry about our tooth because i have felt the same pain you are feeling right now only yours is worse.

Ghazal said...

Ah poor Scott,
I did not notice that you had a toothache at Glenbow museum. However, I could tell that you were not as energetic as you usually are. I am so sorry to hear that and wish you luck to get better. by the way as you know I work in a dental clinic and I know many good dentists that I can refer you to them.
Good luck,
Ghazal

hadeel said...

Last month i had a very bad toothache. I really can feel the pain you are talking about. Anyway, I really hope you will get better soon because you don't deserve all this pain.

Noor said...

hope u feel better soon :)

maja said...

Your toothache stories sound horrible and I imagine the pain must be awful!! I hope you will soon be painfree again.

Ahmed said...

I feel what are you talking about as i had the same prolem two weeks before.

Zahra said...

hope you feel better today. I took out my wisdome tooth last week. it was horrible.

Lisbeth said...

Hi Scott !!

I hope you feel beter :o). It sounds that you were in bad pain !!!!!!!! :o) Have a nice day . Bye

Haruna said...

Hi Scott,
I think toothach can couse headach too. I hope that your pain will dissapear.

katterine said...

I always get a lot of green tea when I have a tooth abscess and before I can get to the dentist.