I am in agony right now. My tooth has been throbbing all day long like a little heartbeat is in it. It's an upper left molar. I did see my dentist today and there is absolutely nothing he can do at the moment.
The problem is that the tooth is starting to abcess and he did prescribe antibiotics for that. However, the tooth directly next to it has a cracked filling he saw as well so I have both teeth causing me to hurt. I do feel like it may be the abcess causing most of it. I feel terrible. My teeth just throb and I've actually cried it's hurt so bad. I'm taking 2 xtra strength tylenol every 4 hours with 600 mg's of Ibuprofen for pain every 6 hours. He also gave me a rx for Darvocet N-100 and nothing has helped.
Before I got there this morning I took 600 mg's of the Ibuprofen and about 45 min later the pain subsided just a little. Enough to where I wasn't about to break down and cry from the throbbing pain. He had them xray the areas and then he took his dental tool and tapped on the teeth. Tapping was very, very painful. It's been the throbbing ever since then without relief.
In 1 week I have to go back for the root canal and also he's going to drill out the old filling and replace it. He did say that once he drills out the old filling that's cracked there very well may be deep decay that would require root canal treatment as well.
If I thought it'd stop the toothache I'd have it done tonight!
I don't know what else I can do that I'm not doing. I'm taking the medicine like he said. I've tried applying ice packs and avoiding putting pressure on it, no hot packs, etc.
If I am not better in the morning I'm going to call his office and maybe he can do something by tomorrow. I don't know???