Today, the periodontist pulled the old 'dead' tooth and put a bonegraft in. He was very nice and warned me of everything that was to happen. He deadened me up quite a lot( I warned him that I'm a wuss). The deadening is gone now, and I took a Motrin 800mg for the throbbing. As I had infection in the root, he prescribed amoxocillan(mold) and he also gave a script for Hydrocodone...but I don't 'do well' with codene so probably won't take that unless I'm totally desperate.
Yes, this is very expensive! Hubby's health insurance covers about 1/3 and we'll owe $2250 I think it is.