October 29, 2016

Enough already!

  • Weight: 280
  • BP: 130/81

It’s now been 5 days since your boy had 2 teeth extracted, and there’s still a fair amount of pain in the gum area where they came out.  boy is still taking the amoxicillin that was prescribed when he went back on Wednesday for a check-up, but unlike the other antibiotic that he took for the abscess 3 weeks ago, the pain didn’t go away after 36 hours.  It’s persistently hung on, so your boy has been taking 800 mg of Ibuprofen every time the pain becomes a little unbearable.  Hoping against hope that something is going to give by Monday, when he needs to call the dentist back with an update.  When he went on Wednesday, they said there wasn’t a sign of a return of the abscess, but the gum tissue had been ‘rough’ and it needed time to heal.

boy has been continuing with the post surgical salt water rinsing, as well as trying to chew only on the other side of his mouth, but as you know that’s not always simple, as he doesn’t have a lot of teeth on that side either.  The gum on the upper jaw is getting painful as well, so your boy has been mainly eating soft things, and not taxing the healing section on the right side.  That’s getting a little tiresome as well.

Your boy just wants this over and done with.