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21 weeks pregnant and in a lot of pain.

Im 21 weeks pregnant and have an abscessed tooth. I went to the dentist on the 1st who sent me to an oral surgeon and percribed me 12 Tylenol #3 and amoxicillin. Finished the amoxicillin and saw the oral surgeon on the 8th. I have extractions scheduled for the 23rd but I still have an abscessed tooth. I had to go back to my dentist on the 15th for her to tell me that she wouldn't give me another dose of antibiotics and to take tylenol (which ive practically been living off of the last few weeks) for the pain. Which doesn't help. It barely touches the pain. Called my OB and she told me to go to the er if my dentist didn't want to treat me or even consult them on if it was safe or okay to give me more antibiotics or pain medication. So I did. Hospital gave me 300 mg 4x a day clindamycin for the infection but said I would have to see a dentist for something for the pain. I can barely eat or sleep and at this point I'm almost ready to rip this tooth out myself because I can't get any relief. I'm hungry but can't eat and I know that my bundle of joy is not getting what he needs because of all this and I just don't know what to do at this point. Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
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Seeing an oral surgeon to eliminate source of infection is advised, if your obs doctor approves elective dental procedure.
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Its now day 5 of taking the antibiotics and my top lip is swollen like I got punched in the mouth. Actual tooth pain is gone now but I feel like I have a needle going in and out of the gum and lip where the tooth is. Still have 3 days until my oral surgeon appointment.
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Its now day 5 of taking the antibiotics and my top lip is swollen like I got punched in the mouth. Actual tooth pain is gone now but I feel like I have a needle going in and out of the gum and lip where the tooth is. Still have 3 days until my oral surgeon appointment.
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