I saw it, you know. The dentist showed me my hollowed out tooth in a hnd mirror, shaped like a wisdom tooth. I could see the hollow creamy yellow shell of what was once... well, two weeks ago, a fully fledged gnasher. That, and the pus ridden sore directly above the inside bloody gum.
It took another three days before the antibiotics kicked in. I ended up with prescription pain killers. Now I have another temporary filling stubbing medicated gunk in to the hole until the infection has cleared. Now the hole in my gum feels like just that - a small hole, instead of the swollen blistery vileness of mid-week. The trouble with antibiotics clearing up pus based infections, is it denies you that basic human right, held dear since childhood, of pricking your abcess / boil with a pin and feeling the instant relief and nausea of gunk removal. The urge to force this gunge expulsion, I can reveal is almost as desperate as the urge to push.
Unfortunately, the temporary filling seems to be wearing away very fast indeed, and with no dentists appointment next week. Jolly good!