Here's the problem--the on my upper left hand side are swollen and tender and I can't bite down without a fair amount of pain. It seems to have started from some overzealous flossing and though the pain is controllable with lots of ibuprofen, eating is a real problem. It seems infected, but doesn't seem to be getting worse, just consistent.
It's the same kind of pain I get after I've had some rigorous gum cleaning by the hygenist with added OMG pain when I clamp down.
Is there any idea of how I can make this more tolerable until the blasted snow melts (hopefully by tomorrow, but who knows) and the dentists come back from their igloos?