I need 1 back tooth pulled it's killing me


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Hi, I hope I'm in the right place for this subject matter. I have an upper back tooth that 3 dentists have refused to pull because I am taking keflex and by the time i get to the appointment the infection is gone. It usually flares up at night I go to urgent care get keflex make the appointment and they refuse to pull. When it's not flaring up they refuse to pull. When it flares up i brush and swish with alcohol that helps. The tooth itself shows no signs of decay only an old filling which may leak- or what ever. I figured out the problem but still no help. I had 2 extractions on the left back upper 1 wisdom extraction and the tooth next to it (damaged painful) well the 3rd tooth from the back has a triangular space between it and the tooth in front of it. Food literally gets shoved up into my gum line around that entire tooth and I feel it but i can't get the particles out sometimes even with flossing or those floss bristles. My gum is sore all the time. I dread eating anything but soft food (yuck) the other day I used the metal tip of the bristly little floss tool to dig under my gum AGAIN as usual and got 3 chunks of.. God knows what -it felt and looked like little pieces of cartilage but i dont eat cartilage so it must be something else.i felt the pressure gone! But id rather have this back tooth gone than deal with this pocket or gum issue another second. It starts to burn at night. If i jump up and brush with alcohol I catch it- sometimes. If the putrification of food particles in the gumline ensues my whole gumline, jaw, cheek head even eyeball burn and i run to urgent care get keflex and 5 hours later the pain subsides. Its such a hassle. I don't have insurance (I did and they only pay 15% of the common procedures that I need oh but they pay 85% of shit I never need so I cancelled). All I want is this back tooth OUT. So what if the tooth is good it's a problem. It's painful. It's expensive to remedy I dont want to go through any of it all I want is to never ever have to worry about the problem ever again and no one will pull it bc the tooth itself is not decayed. What do I have to do get my dremmel and dig my filling out then go back to the dentist with an ice pack on my face? I don't really WANT a power tool in my mouth but I've had it with the problem. The one dentist said awe all you need is a deep cleaning. .. noooooo.. a deep cleaning will make the tooth clean ..hurray! But it will not stop food from getting lodged in my gumline DAMNIT can I just wiggle the tooth till its ready just like old times ? Its in there. or do I have to damage the tooth. I really cant believe this. 2 years of agony and infection. I cant take the pain till i get to the appointment once the burning starts i take keflex immediately it is excrucuating and I can't get an instant dentist appt the morning I call. So when my appt rolls around theres no sign of problem and the constant xrays amd exams are getting expensive HEY! Maybe that's The point huh? The pain and flare up is always at night. Sorry if you dont believe me that this tooth needs to come out. herein lies the problem. Tooth not worth it. Any advice from a NOT greedy dentist would be helpful thanks.
 
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MattKW

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Rather than being greedy dentists, maybe they're more worried that if they remove the tooth as requested and yet the pain continues? On the one hand you have a burning pain which is resolved by alcohol (sounds like tooth nerve problem), or when you get Keflex (an infection of gum OR tooth), and yet dentists can't find reason for your pain. Perhaps it's a different pain altogether? A single dose of antibiotics that cures your problem sounds odd. I have a patient with a neuralgia who is under care of a pain specialist, but just keeps coming back to check on the tooth. He really just hopes that it'll be the cause and taking it out will cure his problem, but we all know it'll not work, and just change the nature of his pain. He's OK again in a couple of days.
 
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