Just on Day 3 of recovery from a very painful lower Impacted wisdom tooth and bone re-shape ... seriously DAMN I never knew something so small could hurt so freaking much!
The root was right on the nerve leaving it exposed, the surgeon packed it up with with a self dissolving gel/foam in the socket which he reckoned gave the best chance of zero nerve damage or dry socket once stitched up.
Honestly right now I'm wishing there was some nerve damage LOL, I can feel EVERYTHING - managed to drive home afterwards was just on local anesthetic. As soon as I got back home though - oh wow the pain started!
I have been Prescribed Ponstan - which has simply been complete crap TBH, getting better pain relief from 2400mg of advil per daily + 3 paracetamol and thats just about keeping the pain at the bearable threshold.
On the + side, I'm living in S/E Asia and the cost was ..... 120 Euro including the Panoramic X-Ray
A few years back I had 9 composite fillings (4 major 4 minor) done over the course of 2 days (8 hours total) which ran me a total of around 100 euro.
All in all - I look like I just swallowed a grapefruit, feel like I just ate a wasps nest - and paid for the privilege. Hope it feels better soon.
Pic added of the offending bugger.