i had toothache last week, and i have had on going problems for the past few years. until recently when i got diagnosed with Sjorgens syndrome i was unaware how it affected my gums and teeth and now know that i need to get great dental advice and help. i have been asked by the dental hospital to become one of their patients because it would help the students too.
anyway, i had to get a tooth removed last week, it was actually a crown, and the tooth below had cracked and was causing infection in the gum under the crown. It took 3 hours under anesthetic to remove the crown and tooth because i had a vein or blood vessel under the gum that had to be drained and once it had been drained it was amazing they were able to remove both without any pain. I did however sleep for 3 days solid with just a few moments awake long enough to drink some water, go to the bathroom and then take a pain killer.and back to sleep.. i am dreading getting toothache again.... how does everyone else cope?..xx