I'm afraid it's true. I have a tooth that's very infected.
This particular tooth broke about 7 months ago and was filled with something (I don't know what it's called). Anyway, that came out now, and thus the tooth infection.
Have I ever told you what happened the last time I had an infected tooth? If you're already spooked by going to the dentist, DO NOT read the following:
I went in for an emergency visit. They tried to numb my mouth several times, but it just wouldn't take. Not a bit. So they said that the problem was that the infection was so strong it basically neutralized the numbing agent. The next step they did without any warning...
They gave me a shot right in the pulp of the tooth! I had no idea they would do such a thing!Because the assistant knew what was coming, she actually held me down. Believe me, it was neccessary (the holding down part). No, I didn't scream. But tears rolled down my face for several minutes, and I don't cry very easily over pain. I think they did feel a little bad about that.
So that is why I delayed this longer than I should have. I'm plain scared.
Unfortunately, anything I take for the pain makes me so sick to my stomach that I really have no choice but to go in. A tooth infection can make the whole body sick.
So hopefully the Dentist will listen to me and give me an antibiotic to kill the infection, and have a follow-up visit next week for the fixing of the tooth.
The worst part is that we have a mini-vacation planned starting tommorrow morning, and as things stand now, we may have to cancel it. The kids have been really looking forward to it.
So wish me luck... and a Dentist who will listen to me (it's worth a try;).