Now, I really have no right looking for sympathy, my apathy towards dental care has got me into the sorry state of getting an abscess on my tooth. I do have a fairly good set of teeth, ( no doubt a dentist would beg to differ), I brush twice a day, but I don’t go to the Dentist unless I am in pain, and obviously by that time I have a serious problem! So instead of going to the Dentist as soon as my tooth started to niggle, I left it and left it until the inevitable happened.
My tooth had been hurting for a couple of days but I managed to keep the pain at bay with pain killers, until Sunday afternoon when I suddenly realised I looked like I was storing last nights tea in my left cheek! The Hamster look is so not chic in any way shape or form.
I managed to get an emergency dental appointment as I am not registered with a practice, one of those, “never got round to it” things.
I paid my £17:50 and asked the Dentist if she would remove my tooth. After giving me a couple of injections to thoroughly numb my mouth, you know the ones that make you look like a spitting image puppet, she set about removing my tooth.
By this time I was a quivering wreck, ( such a coward when it comes to Dentists). Now I had heard if the infection in your tooth is too severe the injections don’t work, it felt numb until she tried to pull the tooth, I won’t go into too much detail, but the indentation of my body shape remained on the surgery ceiling as they peeled me off it, and I hear the Dentist is recovering well in Hospital!! Needless to say the tooth is still firmly attached and I have to go on a course of antibiotics for a week, then go through it all again. There is a lesson to be learned from all this, soon as you feel a niggle go get it seen to, will I learn from this experience? Probably not knowing me…