Just a bit of advice really to anyone who needs a dental extraction within a fortnight of a bank holiday! I had an extraction on a large rear bottom tooth not that you needed to know that but I thought I would throw that in lol. Now to the matter, due to said extraction three days later I was still in pain but it was bank hol Friday natural I thought, but on Saturday night big welts appeared on my chin and neck out of the blue- basically like shingles pain underneath the welts I never never never have had pain like this from then on. So on Sunday a three hour round trip to the hospital I had a nice prescription from the doctor who said after smelling my breath and commenting something about it smelling like an old bin lol and it looking like a very bad infection! We proceeded to the emergency chemist on rota in our area and found it was closed! So after another hours looking and driving we found a chemist, we were told you poor thing and the chemist said by the morning you will feel better! Omg ha ha she lied by the morning it had now aggravated all my nerve problems in my back shoulders, hands etc and I was a mess I even looked in the mirror and wondered why on earth my wife picked me lol I looked that bad! Then after ringing around we found an emergency dentist who went "whoa" when he saw my face ( crikey I already thought I now looked like the elephant man- now he sounded like he was confirming it!) so it turned out I had a dry socket so no clot stopping god knows what entering the nerves in my jaw! I left with some cream and gauze on it to stop anymore gunk getting in and a couple of hours later I felt my nerve pains calming down as well as my teeth. Now Monday arrived and I awoke at 4.00 with one side of my head so big it seemed a feat trying to get my head through the door! After an hour or so my wife woke up came in the living room and thought I was sucking on a pool ball lol. So after extreme pain I went to see my dentist (mr personality) who told me that again it was a very bad infection that could have not got to this stage if it hadn't of been an Easter bank holiday! So I know it was abut long winded, but moral of the story is please don't have extractions within a fortnight of a long weekend just in case this happens to you! This pain makes my damaged shoulders and back pale in comparison- the pain has no words it's just that bad, even Lyrica and my morphine don't stop it! The dentist told me "it will take a while yet to heal" eek! That was something I didn't want to hear with everything I have going on!...........till next time Frank D.