Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Dentist

So, last night I woke up to excruciating pain in my lower jaw.  We're talking punch-you-in-the-face-wish-I-had-a-way-to-rip-my-tooth-out kind of pain.  I brushed my teeth again... not helpful.  I poured ambesol all over my tooth and gums... still didn't help.  Water was too cold, and closing my mouth at all was too much pressure.  I tried and tried to go back to sleep when I finally caved, kissed my husband on his forehead, and dragged my pillows into the living room to sob myself to sleep (I felt bad for keeping him awake, and he tends to worry about me). 

I should preface this with - I hate the dentist and I get serious anxiety when I have to go to the dentist. 

When I woke up the pain was a little bit better, but still there.  I decided to make an appointment first thing and try to do something, anything, to make this better.

The outcome?  Abscess.  Antibiotics for 10 days and pain killers to "see what happens" but a possible root canal in my future.

Did I mention last week I fell down the stairs?

This is my second week of married life and I am falling apart.  I called my husband to tell him the news and then said "I'm sorry honey"  "for what?" "apparently I require expensive upkeep."

Send good-non-root-canal thoughts my way please!



Oh no! I hate the dentist too. I hope you don't have to get a root canal!