(Closed) Toothache – and the dentist waiting "game"

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Did you ever have a toothache, and had to wait?
    YES - had to wait a day or so - no emergency service : (6 votes)
    46 %
    NO - my dentist took me right away : (7 votes)
    54 %
  • Post # 3
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    9887 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @happyface:  ((HUGS))  So sorry to hear this!  Did you tell the dentist office that you’re in extreme pain?  They should be able to prescribe or recommend something to help until you can get in for your appointment.  Poor baby!!

    Post # 5
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    3771 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @Sunfire:  +1

    They did this for Darling Husband both times when he had to get a wisdom tooth removed and a root canal. BOTH times he had to wait 3 days to get in. poor thing was in SO much pain. Then they gave him vicadin and something else (I can’t remember) and he could at least manage the pain until they got him in.

    Edit: I see you have narcotics 🙁 I’m sorry it’s not helping.. Darling Husband also used this stuff for the hole in his tooth (the one he had to get a root canal in) and it worked a bit

    Post # 6
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    458 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Yikes! I haven’t had a toothache but my crown fell off recently and my dentist saw me that afternoon. I can’t believe you’re waiting! yikes.

    Post # 7
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    9887 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @happyface:  Gulp.  I can’t begin to imagine, I’ve never experienced that.  I’m so sorry for you!  Maybe one of the Bees is a dentist and can give a recommendation to help you get through until then.

    Post # 8
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    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m sorry…. I hate going to the dentist!!!  I had my wisdom teeth pulled and they gave me enough pain pills to get through the pain – hopefully after your procedure the dentist will hook you up!

    Post # 10
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    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    You may have an active infection going on. And typically if you’ve got an infection they can’t treat you until it’s cleared up. I’d check in with the dentists office, let them know what’s going on (in case they didn’t listen the first time). They may be able to prescribe anitbiotics that would help. All the same, best of luck!

    Post # 12
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    118 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @happyface:  I have no clue what’s actually going on with you, at all. I deal with dental work (medical social worker that does dental care) and most of my patients have bad mouths that become infected, hence my knowledge. I have learned that if you are kind and respectful but voice your concerns the dentists and their staff are really willing to help you however they can. I hope you reached them and there’s been a good update!

    Post # 15
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    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    If you’re doing sedation, you have nothing to worry about! I started going to a sedation dentist a few months ago and it was a life saver for me. I had 4 impacted wisdom teeth taken our, gum surgery, and a root canal all in one appointment and I don’t remember a thing. I’ve also had a tooth pulled out while I was awake, and it wasn’t bad at all. It was extremely quick and very minimal pain after. I didn’t even need any pain medicine 🙂 

    Good luck! I’m sure you’re going to feel much better as soon as it’s all over with. Worrying makes everything worse.

    Post # 16
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    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Been there, done that!  My dentist got me in right away.  Endodontist was a different story–originally, they were going to make me wait three weeks.  I was eventually put on the cancellation list, and I told them I was okay seeing an assistant for the initial evaluation.  I forget how long it ended up being in the end, but I did get in sooner that way.

    More recently, I had a crown put on with no pain meds (pregnant and trying to err on the safer side).  I agree, tooth pain is the worst!  Hang in there!

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