Urgent care clinic or wait until Monday for dentist appt?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Beadlady, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. Beadlady

    Beadlady Member

    I have a tooth that is really painful, throbbing and I have a yuckky taste in my mouth that is making my stomach hurt.

    Four years ago this same tooth flared up on me and my dentist said it was from a root canal that went bad. That work was done in Portland, OR about 10 years before that.

    My dentist wanted me to be seen by a very expensive specialist, but without any insurances there was no way I could have it done. My dentist got me on some antibotics and a week later he drilled into the crown and was able to complete the root canal. And, it has been fine until a couple of days ago.

    I'm thinking that if I go to the urgent care clinc I could at least start get going on some antibotics and get this poisen and pain under control. before my dentist appt Monday afternoon.

    Anyone have any ideas?? Good or bad?? I am afraid of this infection getting really bad.
  2. sunflowergirl

    sunflowergirl Well-Known Member

    It is a very powerful natural product that can also help with infection in the mouth. I take it internally to get healthy from colds, flu etc. A friend recently had pain from her tooth and nothing was helping. She couldn't get to the dentist for a couple of days. She looked up O of O and used a Qtip to put a drop mixed with olive oil on the gum where it hurt. She said she was amazed at how quickly the pain left. She and I both now use it at night in some water as a mouth rinse. But be prepared.....it tastes awful but a slight burning and awful taste leaves in a few minutes.
    [This Message was Edited on 01/26/2013]
  3. Beadlady

    Beadlady Member

    I've been rinsing my mouth alternating with warm salt water and listerine.

    I took a low dose vicodin and an Advil about every 5 hours seems to be keeping the pain down and also using an ice pack. As long as I don't bend over the pain is ok. When the 5 hour mark rolls around I know it.

    Thanks for your thoughts and ideas.


    My fur kid knows I don't feel great so he has been snuggling with me more too. Got to love the woofer!
  4. lesliesue

    lesliesue New Member

    That is so sweet that your dog is hanging out with you. I wish I had some answers for you. I would think it might not be a bad idea to go to urgent care. It sounds like you are in a lot of pain.

    I know this is off topic...do you make beads or jewelry? I love beads!