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This round of post-dental work healing started out well: the dentist noted the extraction sites had clotted before they applied gel foam (apparently similar to dissolving stitches), the swelling dissipated the day after, the pain was manageable with OTC pain relievers two days post-extraction, and I was up to eating a breakfast quesadilla on Saturday morning.

Unfortunately the pain started coming back below and behind (TMJ) the extraction site later Saturday. Now my right lower jaw is swollen up, although not as badly as the molar abscess I had a few years ago, and I have to call the dentist in the morning. I expect to start on a round of antibiotics, probably Levaquin -- the day after we bought fresh milk! *sigh*

I'm gonna go make another mug of warm milk while I can enjoy it and put Laurel in the tub. I'll update on the dental situation after I talk to/see the dentist tomorrow.

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oddharmonic
Feb. 25th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
Calcium reduces absorption of Levaquin. So do iron and zinc.

Disclaimer: I'm not a medical professional of any kind, I'm just a recreational librarian.
ex_passerine551
Feb. 25th, 2008 06:37 am (UTC)
batspjs asked my question! melissa, you are too smart for your own good. or in this case, i suppose it IS for your own good. you get what i'm saying.

hope you mend quickly! :/

xxoo
oddharmonic
Feb. 26th, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
I looked it up the first time I took Levaquin because the prescription information didn't explain why I was supposed to avoid dairy.

I'm seeing the dentist tomorrow. Phew!
may_lyn
Feb. 25th, 2008 11:31 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

pain meds are our frieeeeeeends.
oddharmonic
Feb. 26th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
Thanks. The dentist had an opening tomorrow, so I'm just hanging out and feeling a little dopey from the pain meds until then. On Thursday I was sure he prescribed way more pain meds than I needed, but now I'm using them! I thought it was just pain from a shift in jaw position at first.
may_lyn
Feb. 27th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
yeah, i thought my pain was normal at first, too. but i was alfully glad to have the pain meds.

take some time off from running the world, relax, you deserve it.
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