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So, last night my tooth finally gave in and startd aching like crazy. It was still pretty bad this morning when I was writing this, and having had several not-very-good experiences with my teeth… I decided to visit a dentist. Thank God our company medical cover takes care of dental problems. But sadly I had misplaced my card so I had to go to go for an adventure of getting passport-sized photo and then dashing to our heatlth care provider to have my card replaced. And thank God for working systems and procedures! I had my card done in about 10 minutes and then on to the dentists office in town where I barely made it on time (It was actually awesome that I managed to get an appointment the same morning I called)! Then I ha to wait a while as the doctor attended to a few others (while I watched Mr. Bean at the reception – funny man, Atkinson eh!).
So after about 40 minutes I took the hot seat with my aching tooth (why do thos mechanical seats have to make you feel like you are not in control!) Anyways, the doctor got to work, injection first… yes I had one. Then we waited a while so that the anaesthesia could take effect.
He decided to do a root canal!!! The horror…! But he was a good doctor as he kept talking to me i guess to get my mind off of what I was anticipating.
Then… the drilling… of course I was a bit tense then I relaxed cos the injection had taken effect, but sadly not very well… al of a sudden I was feeling pain as he drilled. So he suggested that he would do a temporary solution cos of the pain, but interestingly he continued to work as he was talking and I was silently taking the pain as every once in a while I felt the sharp metalic edge of the drill touch some sensitive part of my tooth!!! After some maybe 30 agonizing minutes he wound up. I and my now not aching tooth but a bit shaken from the pain sat up…
Then he said the unthinkable.. ‘You might experience some pain for a day or two…’ and as if that were not enough… ‘If it stays longer just come back…’, and I am thinking ‘WHAT!?’, na bado… ‘I would give it two weeks.’ I was distraught, then he assured me that he did not expect any problems and he prescribed some pain meds which the pharmacict told me were so strong I was to take only one per day and only after eating.
Please, please, please take care of your teeth, trust me, you don’t need to have a root canal to learn that!
Second… hmmm, I never knew I had such a high affinity for pain!