Originally Posted by GlasseyeUK
I have an abcess and I have been prescribed antibiotics, and also super strong pain killers, spending most of my time a bit zoned out, but still haven't eaten anything in 48hrs, and can only sip warm water.
I hate toothaches.........
I have had several root abcesses, which is what you, cheer up!
there is light at the end of the tunnel, continue the whole course of antibiotics, don't miss even one
dose/tablet, your dentist or whoever is treating you, may prescribe a further course, when he/she is finally satisfied, that tooth will be removed, then, boy, the relief!
My dentist when he had extracted the tooth, showed me the abcess, it was like a little bag of jelly dangling on the root, not a pretty sight, but you'll be so happy, you won't care!! if they operate too early, the abcess can get left behind, & cause all sorts of problems.
My late brother was in the dental profession, I learnt a lot from him, hope all goes well.