Posted By Kathleen David on April 29, 2008
If you have just joined us, you may not know the current saga of what is going on in my mouth. Back on March 17th I woke up to some of the worst pain I have ever felt in my face since I broke my nose by running into a lighting pipe. My front tooth was throbbing and I was in a haze of pain. I went to my dentist who managed to get the pain to subside a bit and gave me a run of antibiotics and painkillers to get rid of the infection and keep me from tearing my face off. He informed me that I had fractured a tooth which I can trace to an accidental contact with the top of my daughter’s rather hard head.
I had gone back once but we couldn’t continue the root canal because I still had some pain and an itchy feeling in the tooth. Fast forward two weeks to give it time to heal and I had to cancel because I was one long bruise from the car accident. So yesterday I went and found out that I have more problems than just the tooth. Apparently there is an infection in the jaw that needs to be taken care of. So I now need to make an appointment with an oral surgeon to get that taken care of. He has to open the gum and scrap the infection out (or that is the layman’s version of what he is doing).
Now to add to the fun, I have to set up this appointment carefully since I have to get the root canal finished in the morning and then have the oral surgery that afternoon to fix the problem. Then my dentist can finish shoring up the tooth in question. Now understand I have a really good dentist. I have no problems with him or his work. I just am not looking forward to this procedure at all.
I am grateful that it is not worse than it is. Honestly, it could be a lot worse.