I Could Use a Prayer

I hate to do this… but I am desperate.

I recently told you about this tooth thing… turns out it was so bad that my dentist felt we should remove it.  I was fully on board with that and this past Monday they did.

Last night I was in extreme pain again.

When a tooth is removed, a blood clot naturally forms in the wound.  If that blood clots falls out, it is called dry socket.  I looked at the wound and sure enough, there is no blood clot there.

I have been researching it this morning and people seem to equate the pain of dry socket as worse then the actual tooth ache.

I cant even tell anymore.  I just know that my whole side of my face hurts… my ear hurts, my head hurts, and my mouth hurts.

I am just so mentally defeated by this consistent pain… I could really, really use a prayer.

Please pray for quick healing and pain relief.  I honestly feel terrible even asking for prayers because there are so many other more important things we could all be praying for… but I just dont know what to do anymore.

Thank you so much for considering it!

UPDATED:

I have been using clove oil and acetaminophen (once this morning) and doing a regular rinse of salt water. It has helped.  But mostly… I have FELT the prayer!  THANK YOU so much for taking a moment of your life (because I know you are busy!!) to offer up a prayer.  I cannot tell you what it has meant to me today!!  Thank you SO much… please, please let me know when I can return the favor!

Comments

  1. says

    Amanda,
    I am sorry to hear that you’re in pain. I hope things are improving for you! I said a prayer and then scrolled down and found that you are doing a bit better. Instant answer :).
    I am a new reader and I just have to say that I really love your honesty and your wit. Sorry you got a whole lot of grief about your rainbow pancakes. I plan on making them and I can’t stop thinking about them! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    delia

  2. says

    I tried but couldn’t find my other comment to say thank you for visiting my blog and for your compliment re: my girlies. They are bananas! I’ve added you to my google reader and I’ll be back! Praying for you!

  3. says

    Awww, what a bummer! Sorry I missed this post. I’m glad to hear things are better now. I had dry socket when I had my wisdom teeth taken out. It was a miserable week of pain, and then two weeks of achy-ness. Well, I’ll still say a prayer for continued healing for you.

  4. says

    Awww, what a bummer! Sorry I missed this post. I’m glad to hear things are better now. I had dry socket when I had my wisdom teeth taken out. It was a miserable week of pain, and then two weeks of achy-ness. Well, I’ll still say a prayer for continued healing for you.

  5. Melissa says

    Amanda, I just came across your site while searching info on dry socket. Did it take you long to recover, do you have any hints or tips?? I’m currently turning 39wks pregnant and had to go back to the dentist today as I got dry socket from a molar extraction. She put a packing into it today(friday)and I have to go back Monday to get another. I can’t imagine having to deal with this and labor together. Not sure at the moment to be praying for an overdue baby or for a quick healing miracle.

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