Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pesky Teeth!

Every winter a couple of my teeth start to hurt. They have these really long roots that stick up into my sinus, and they ache when the storms move past us (low pressure). I dutifully go to the dentist to have them checked -- just in case. I am usually really embarrassed, but better safe than sorry.

So today I went in. Not the usual problem. Bummer. A different tooth -- not one of the usual suspects -- developed a large decay under the filling. To make a long story short, it's root canal time.

I am not a happy camper. I'm not a big fan of discomfort, especially dental pain. Oh, well, there is much good news so I will try to be optimistic! There was no infection. I have been especially frugal lately so I don't need to stress over the cost. It will be done on Monday, so I do not need to spend weeks dreading the whole business.

Just one of those exciting experiences that remind us we are alive! So far, it seems to beat the alternative!

1 comment:

  1. I understand your issues with dental pain - not fond of it here, either. But I had to have a couple of root canals and then oral surgery in the same year and I found it all to be very tolerable. Just let your mind drift somewhere else and remember to breathe as it helps to relax you.

    Tramp #2