Battle With The Tooth

Tooth

The last few weeks I felt something strange with my back tooth, the one right next to the wisdom tooth. I had a root canal done a year and a half ago but it wasn’t completed due to timing. The root was taken out and a temporary seal was made, I thought that would be enough and I had to take off for some meetings. And its been a long time since then, and as usual if something goes wrong with your teeth its always something major.

I felt a crack when I was taking a bite of my sandwich only to discover that it was my filling that came out. This was two weeks ago and I though its ok I will go tomorrow, thats what I kept telling myself. Then again and again I kept delaying it until yesterday the last filling came out and I could feel a hole going down and suddenly I could feel throbbing pain. My stubborness in delaying the visit to the dentist has led me to this disaster, I seem to have issues with dentistes in the back of my head. Now I’m heading over to Kuwait Medical Clinic in Salmiya to try to sort out this insane amount of pain and finish up what ever is needed. Tooth pain is seriously the worst.

Midway

This throat thing has developed to be really annoying, I sleep at odd times due to the strength of the antibiotics. Went to the dentist for the third time this week to have this tooth work done, and there is a horrible after taste. For a whole 48 hours I couldn’t taste anything but that horrible taste, as if there is Clorox in my mouth, and that makes you nauseous.

In the first stages of this infection it was pretty bad but after Mubarak Hospital and the new antibiotics it was improving at about 15 – 20% rate, but now that has dropped down to 3-5% rate. At least the lump under my chin has shrunk, but sometimes in the morning it gets worse but thats the course that I’m faced with. The most annoying thing I think is this type of pain, its like a constant pain throughout the day, like a  constant beep just behind the eye which causes a headache and it originates from the jaw, its a strange description. Its like there is a bunch of marbles stuck on the left side of my jaw under my tongue. These meds are doing the job but the side affects can be felt, and nausea and keeping food down is an issue, but I’m hoping this will end soon since it has been sometime now.

Tooth Abscess

Well the situation turned out to be a little worse then I expected. The infection reached pretty far and I have been taking strong dosages of the antibiotics, under Doc’s supervision of course, and the infection has gone back to the main area but damn this thing is persistent.

Now its the turn of the dentist to take a suction hose to my jaw and take it all out. What drove me nuts was the air pressure on the plane on the ride back, even when taking the pain killers it helps but only for so long. I have to say this pain killer is strong but it also causes nausea. Now that I have been on a 5 day course of antibiotics I do hope they can do something about it right away, and I don’t care what they have to do but I want to clean out the problem.

The original problem was due to a botched up route canal that was done in Kuwait years ago and this is the result of out it.