Two days ago, I had what I would call a “vague pain” in a tooth that has, in the past, been a little troublesome. By this I mean that the filling is loose. I didn’t think much of it because I’d bitten down on something in a weird way and thought it was just residual pain from that. By Monday night, though, the pain had turned into a soreness about a centimeter above the gum.
Yesterday, the pain changed to throbbing, and was made worse whenever I moved. SoI was pretty good until I went for a walk yeseterday, and then my tooth/mouth was throbbing with every step. I took some Advil and went to sleep hoping things would be better.
I woke up this morning to much less pain — and a swollen cheek. Visibly swollen. I can see the swelling by looking down. I look a little bit like I’ve had some kind of stroke, at the moment — my mouth is turned slightly down from the swelling, for instance. ROCKIN’. The good news: I’m no longer in pain. I haven’t taken any Advil since I woke up. I’m just a one-sided chipmunk.
Have procured antibiotics, dental recommendations, etc. But whoa, is this weird. you never know what a day’s going to bring.