Well, I took the prescription and got it filled and thought, "Yeah, yeah, this isn't going to help at all - just a routine to go through. The nerve is deteriorating and this is just putting off the inevitable." But I've faithfully taken the pills twice a day all week.
Two nights ago, hot food did not affect that tooth as much as it has been. And in the last two days it has been slowly improving. I just now ate an ear of corn cooked in the microwave - ate it very carefully - and had very minimal pain.
Maybe the amoxicillin really is helping! I'll take it!!! (literally and figuratively)