numbing feeling, burning sensation

the pain throbs,

you touch it and you feel it throbbing

like the heart beating, only hurting

 

you try to ignore it but it gets worse

it pounds in your cheek

never-ending pounding

make it stop!

make it stop!

the more it hurts

 

now half of your cheek is swollen

hurting, throbbing, aching

you hold your cheek but the pain is still there

take some pain killers

or anti inflammation medicine

it slows down the pain, the ache

 

your cheek is less swollen

almost back to normal

the throbbing slows down, you can open your mouth

you can rest, for now

until the toothache comes back for more