Been told to take advil and a round of anti-biotics every 6 hours for 2 days. And he wrote a scrip for some vicodin as well. Haven't resorted to that yet, but I may when I go to bed. Which probably will not be too far from this moment. So the day will likely end on a "High" note.
Optimistic about this. In a couple of weeks I'll go to the dentist for a crown and all will be well.