Wow...kick that dentist to the curb! You need antibiotics right away, it's good that the infection drained but it sounds like the infection is still there. You need to see someone to get a second opinion and antibiotics. You can try you GP or if you have insurance go to the ER. Then I would file a complaint with the BBB about all of this and get reimbursed for any extra costs you have due to his refusal to help you! I wish you all the best...you shouldn't have to be going through this!
Never thought I'd have to beg for antibiotics! Usually they are throwing them at me for everything!
lets say when it popped on Saturday (with more coming out on Sunday), and without antibiotics, how long should it take to start feeling better. I guess i am thinking *IF* (and that is a BIG if) all the infection did come out when it popped (which I'm no expert abscess drainer and didn't even think about making sure to get it all out), shouldnt it be feeling better by now? I'm still in as much pain as I have been in for 5 or 6 days, I've been rinsing with the mouthwash and trying the best i can to keep it cleaned out. It just doesnt seem to be improving at all. Now my whole head hurts, sore throat, swollen glands. Now is this just coincidence that it coinsides with this abscess? The dentist on monday acted like since it popped it was "gone now", I just dont think that is the case.
Something caused the infection and until the cause is treated, you will only get worse. You should not be feeling like this, it's time to stop questioning yourself and seek help.
ugh, just called the dentist (again), she said that I need to see a periodontist. Shouldnt she be fixing what she screwed up last week? and taking care of me?? dang it.
well cant get in with perio until another week!! it is obvious that I have an infection! why are they treating me like this?