Sunday, April 10, 2011


Tooth Necklace
 I wish my teeth were as awesome and cute as that pretty pendant but they're not.  In fact, one of the little blighters is absolutely killing me *sad face* and it has been all weekend!

Way back when, I had to have a deep filling in one of my teeth (by a dentist I hated and who didn't like me very much either) and subsequently, due to some root damage because of the filling, I've now got an abscess under that tooth.  Most of the time, it's okay - it doesn't hurt me, it's just normal like any other tooth and I go on my merry way through life without a care in the world.  But sometimes, only sometimes, it decides that it's going to cause havoc in my quiet little life and submit me to 3-5 days of pain, unattractive face swelling and general misery. 

So, the last two days I've been knocking back painkillers and anti-inflammatories and been pressing a heat pad against my sore, swollen face.  And for the last two days I've been in the process of making, for me, a difficult decision.  And I've decided - I'm going to have the tooth pulled out.

This might not seem like a huge deal and, probably, the obvious choice since the very beginning.  But I'm extremely anti-dentist, the thought of going freaks me out and, foolishly, I'm one of those people who'd rather deal with a few days of discomfort than actually get the problem sorted.  That and the thought of having a tooth gap at the ripe old age of 22 doesn't seem all that appealing to me.  But enough is enough.  I had toothache when I visited my boy last year and it ruined a couple of days that we had together because I was so miserable (including the day his parents took us out for a lovely meal, very bad timing) and I don't want that to happen again this time around.  Not to mention I don't deserve this pain, I've lived with it long enough and it's high time it was gone out of my life.  So tomorrow, when I get home from work (I'm on a 6:30am-3pm shift tomorrow - HELP) I am calling the dentist and booking in an appointment to have this tooth pulled out.  No more pain, no more swollen face.  Awesome sauce (^_^) Hope you guys are having a wonderful, pain-free weekend!  

1 comment:

  1. Sorry you've been in so much pain. I'm having 4 of my wisdom teeth teeth pulled next Monday and they are putting me to sleep for the procedure. I'm nervous!