kls_eloise (kls_eloise) wrote,

No Fun

Monday I had a root canal.  That alone is no cause for comment - I've had a bunch, and I'm sure I'll have more.  I'm slowly paying (literally!) for the sins of my youth.  Well, and the sins of my parents' genetics also, but I can't help that.

The premolar on the upper left had been bugging me for a while - every so often I'd hit it just wrong with a fork and it would shoot what felt like a bolt of electricity into my brain.  It would also occasionally ache a very little bit if I was chewing something very firm.  Additionally, it has a HUGE filling in it - it's more filling than tooth.  So I asked at my checkup, and my dentist opined that it was time to deal with it.  Okay - not a big deal.  After all, I budget for one root canal and crown every year.

This time, when he got in there he discovered that the tooth had already died and infection was already starting.  Let's hear it for timing.  What do you want to bet that if we had been going to Pennsic this year I would have put it off, and it would have abscessed while we were there?  So he had a bigger job getting it all cleaned out, and I ended up actually taking a pain pill to sleep Monday night.  That's very unlike me.

The other thing that's very unlike me is that it still hurts!  I have a prescription for antibiotics if it swells up like it's infected, but that doesn't seem to be the case.  I think that this is just residual pain from the novacaine injection sites - he gets his patients good and numb.  I'm not worried, but it's really annoying.  Needless to say, I'm dying for a nice juicy steak - that I wouldn't be able to eat.  Ah well.  More pasta for me tonight.

In other news, the trash pickup took *everything* that Bob put down to the curb, and the garage looks so much bigger!  I can't wait to get some more stuff out of there.


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