• Tag Archives Toothache
  • Dental Woes

    Its been a long few days here….

    Sunday afternoon, my tooth started hurting pretty bad. Kept me up all night so I couldn’t sleep, had to call out of work on Monday.  Had a scheduled doctor’s appointment that afternoon to get my blood pressure checked. Well, it was through the roof. They sent me down to Walk-In Care and they prescribed me some antibiotics for the infected tooth.  Tried to sleep that night, no luck again.  Couldn’t stay comfy, pain kept waking me up. Got up this morning, and my face was all swollen to shit, as you can see in the picture. Went BACK to Walk-In Care, they monitored me for a bit. Eventually sent me to the Dental Walk-In Care in Bangor.

    Saw the dentist, they did an x-ray, and find out I have TWO abscessed teeth. TWO.  They put in a drain in my gums to drain the gunk out, and it helped some.  Face is still pretty swollen, but it is going down. He said it might take a day or so.  I go back on Thursday to get the drain removed, and eventually have to get the two teeth pulled.  Hooray.

    On top of this, the doctor I saw at Walk-In Care is all concerned about my blood pressure being high. For starters, by doctor took me off one of my blood pressure meds 2 weeks ago, and with not sleeping and all this tooth pain who WOULDN’T have high blood pressure?! She’s put me on a new pill I need to take twice a day, as well as on the two antibiotics I’m on now.

    To make a long story short, I’m pretty damn miserable 🙁 Haven’t slept in two days, and it isn’t looking I’m going to get much again tonight.  Sigh….

  • Who Needs Sleep?

    So here it is, almost 3:30 in the morning.  I’ve had a tooth with a cavity issue for some time now, and lo and behold, it has started to hurt.  Sleep is not coming to me.  I’m going to have to call the dentist in the morning 🙁

    I’m not looking forward to that. I’m still unemployed, have no insurance, and dental work is NEVER cheap.  I just can’t seem to win lately.

    I looked for jobs to apply to this morning, and it was pretty depressing. I only found ONE hadn’t already applied to 🙁  The tech job market around here seems to suck lately.

    I guess I’m going to sit here and watch more YouTube until I pass out from pure exhaustion.  The tooth isn’t like killing me, but it has just enough dull pain to be irritating enough to keep me awake 🙁