I think the sooner you get it packed, the better you will feel. For that dentist to not treat this problem and to instruct you to cause further pain to yourself is reprehensible. I would not go back to him if it were me.
<<Any idea on what would have caused it to get so much worse today after my visit? Just the general poking around in my mouth or do you think it was the aggressive irrigation he did with the hydrogen peroxide? They also sprayed air into the dry socket to clean it out...that was actually when the pain started to sky rocket.>>
YOUR STORY JUST GETS WORSE AND WORSE. THE AGGRESSIVE PEROXIDE RINSING, THE SPRAYING OF AIR IN THE SOCKET.... NEITHER WAS HELPFUL AND JUST EXACERBATED YOUR PAIN.
If you are going to continue with the Narco, make sure to drink lots of water throughout the day to help keep your mouth as moist as possible.
Catra, would it be possible to see someone else tomorrow?
Originally Posted by catra121
Well...that's just frustrating to read...
I'm really unsure of how to proceed at this point. If it's not better by Wednesday then it will be packed then. But that could mean a horrific couple of days for me.
All I really know at this point is that I feel far worse now than I did this morning which I didn't really think was possible.
Thank you for your advice regarding the peroxide and irrigation. I think I will stick with rinsing with salt water. Don't know what to do regarding the Norco...maybe I should go back to just Tylenol and Advil? Doubt that would help though because at this point the pain is far beyond the point it was before and the Tylenol/Advil combo was not helping very much then so it probably is beyond that point.
Any idea on what would have caused it to get so much worse today after my visit? Just the general poking around in my mouth or do you think it was the aggressive irrigation he did with the hydrogen peroxide? They also sprayed air into the dry socket to clean it out...that was actually when the pain started to sky rocket. As terrible as it sounds was the food stuck in there providing a buffer and maybe the removal of it exposed the dry socket to the elements and that's why it's worse? Not that it really matters I guess...things are what they are.
I'll call tomorrow and see how soon I can get back in there to get this packed. Obviously if the pain has increased this much in the past 6 hours it's not going to be "better" by Wednesday.
Thanks again for your comments and advice. I really appreciate it.