Iím so thankfully that this day came. Even though it was my day off, I was up around 5:30am cuz I had some dentist appointments. The dentist stuff is kind of a long story, so here goes.
About a year ago one of my teeth was slightly cold sensitive but was no big deal. When my sinuses started acting up about a month ago I was getting extremely sensitive & knew I needed to see the dentist, but it was the holidays & then Vegas. If you didnít know, sinus infections can go to your teeth. I finally was able to schedule an appointment & of course it was not hurting & we couldnít pin point it. =( And the messed thing is that I never took the antibiotics for my sinuses cuz I wanted it to show up on the X-rays so we knew what tooth is was. That was last Thursday; I was not a happy camper. Especially with me losing my job, I need to get everything done before the end of February since we are losing our insurance.
Yesterday morning while having my Wheaties (my standard breakfast, lol), I ended up on the ground in EXTREME pain. Holy cow, I just wanted to die. I was breaking into hot flashes, my ear started aching, & it was just horrible. I was using so much of the mouth pain stuff that I shouldíve had an IV to it. Today was my day off & luckily I already had an appointment for my general dentist about a possible different issue. Well, we found the problem tooth. When he tapped it, I wanted to cry & punch the poor guy.
Torn had an appointment at the specialist 2 hours later & that was the office I needed for my problem. Torn had a 2 hour procedure to work on an old root canal & had to be picked up because of the pain killers. I felt bad for how much they had to do to him. It was one of those things that they had to drill a hole into the tooth to get to the root & infection., so he has stiches now. But even though his tooth was really long, the doc said that is was surprisingly textbook. So I’m thankful for that.
So luckily, they were able to get me in today, in fact an hour after I picked up Torn. So I had a particle root canal today, thank god. I was so relieved that they got me in. I was never so happy to see those numbing needles in my life. When he numbed me, it was the best I felt in two days. =)
Right now he cleaned out the infected part (it was a tooth that was worked on in í88) & has it packed with meds. I go back in to get it finished in 2 weeks. At least we got the right tooth. I think the pain from the uppers went to the bottom, cuz that is what I originally thought it was. (At least Iím hoping, canít afford another root canal & then try and get a crown, very necessary & expensive)
Now, just an observation, I know that having root canals are supposed to be a painful thing to go through, but they never have bothered me. I usually just sleep though them. Iím a little sore from having my mouth open so long, tender where they put the needles & the problem tooth is sore, but I donít take much pain killers. I think it is because Iím in so pain before that this is nothing in comparison; in fact Iím almost grateful for how little it hurts. Weird, I know. Lol
So I didnít get done what I thought I would today (didnít help that I took too long of a nap since I didnít get much sleep last night), but at this point I donít care. I was just happy as hell to get rid of some pain.
Iíll probably have a few more long posts in the next few days, I still havenít said too much about Vegas. Something always seems to come up. Lol Iíve also had some interesting discoveries at work that I need to share. =)
PS. Why hell isnít my Scrubs on???!! Annoying…..gggrrrr