I have an appointment for a crowned molar to be pulled on Tuesday at a Medical School. After about a YEAR of acting up and calming down, it is time for it to go. It's all kinds of leaky around the crown so there is less chance of infection going DOWNWARDS...but the tooth has 3 live roots...and a probable dead one.
Murphy's Law, of COURSE, has come into play and it is beginning to hurt a lot as of last evening...almost like it KNOWS I am saying bye-bye to it.
I e-mailed my MD yesterday (before the pain started) and asked for a prescription for a couple grams of amoxicillin as a loading dose before surgery since I have an older heart stent...he thought nothing would be necessary.
NOW, with the pain, could I be taking something antibiotic from now until Tuesday to mitigate my chances of getting major abcess pain. I have spent a couple nights of my life in such horrific dental pain that I will do anything to avoid it until this sucker can be yanked. I don't want to cause a medical emergency fuss over the weekend if I could avoid it because in a big medical school things work more smoothly following protocol.
Of course there is ALWAYS the chance that the tooth will calm down again, BUT!
I have a bottle of 500 mg. penicilllin-V. If anyone thinks that taking it would be wise for 4 days to "temper" any infection and lessen the chance of extraordinary pain, let me know what you think would be a wise dosing schedule.
Any OTC pain killers that are especially good for tooth pain?