I am up and it’s only 3am. The Vicoden wore off and my mouth is simply throbbing with pain. The crown that I had done, last week didn’t hurt nearly this bad. My gums around the temp bridge are swollen and painful. Is this normal? I had the work done 4 days ago. I took another vicoden just about 1/2 and hour ago hoping that the pain will go away. My worry is that the assistant didn’t do a good job with the temp bridge, which I’ll be wearing for another 2 weeks. It’s not just me, poor Mike, he had a pretty bad time with Crohn’s pain tonight. So much so he couldn’t lay down and was on the verge of tears. His doctor has him on a steroid for 5 days to reduce the swelling in his lungs from the asthma and brochial trouble. The problem is that this medicine is really hard on the tummy. I stayed up with him a bit but eventually had to go to sleep. He’s sleeping now, thank goddess. The vicoden is starting to kick in now and the pain is receding somewhat. I hope that I don’t have to take this stuff for the next 2 weeks. I hear it’s really addictive. time to go back to bed for a few more hours sleep before work.