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So a week ago, on Tuesday I went to the dentist. I had a root canal and extraction and everything went swimmingly. I was feeling worse than normal afterwards but who wouldn't after having both done at the same time! After two days I was halfway through my bottle of narcotics and thinking, this is bad. When I ran out I was like, so it'll stop hurting now right? He'd totally give me enough pills. No doctor would send someone home without enough pain medication. I got to spend all day Sunday feeling like I'd been bashed in the face with a baseball bat, which was pretty much the opposite of awesome.

So this is where the screw up comes in. In total desperation I call the dentist this morning and head in to the earliest available appointment. It takes him all of two seconds to tell me it's a dry socket which means the bone is exposed which isn't dangerous, just extremely painful. (DUH!) He packed the gaping hole in my mouth with some medicine soaked gauze and sent me home. It tastes SO bad! I also have no clue what it is or what is in it. At this point, it's already in there so if I screwed up it's too late to unscrew up and it's helping with the pain. I don't know what to do. He said that it could be in there for up to three days. I don't want it to hurt any more, I haven't slept well in so long. First it was the itching from the allergic reaction to the antibiotic and now it's been the pain. I just want to fall asleep like a person and wake up to something other than my face throbbing with the beat of my heart.

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ive had dry socket before and what he put in there is probably gauze soaked in clove oil. That is what my dentist did! And in a pinch you can do the same thing without the dentist. You can find clove oil at the store and use gauze or a cotton ball. Good luck!

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I knew I knew that taste! I used to smoke clove cigarettes on occasion. That could also explain my sudden and nearly uncontrollable urge to SMOKE SOMETHING. Which I assumed was because I am in so much pain and had work very hard not to hit the dentist as he explained to me in such a patronizing way how painful dry socket is. Thank you sir, but I'm sure I could explain it better with this 2 by 4... just hold still. :lol:

I do feel much better thank you. Knowing it is clove oil and not some mystery gluten eases my mind. I'm not too scared to go to the store later now.

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