Monday, February 27, 2006

Well That Explains It!

As I posted earlier, I went to the dentist this morning. He sent me back to the endodontist. It seems that the root canal looked fine... still a bit of infection, but that will get better with the antibiotics. He did however find the culprit for the continuing pain. It seems that I had a small piece of bone that was working its way to the surface and had caused an ulcer and the continuing pain. It just happened to be right next to the cracked tooth and the site of the root canal. He gave me a shot of novacaine and dug out the fragment.

So I am still popping the Darvocet tonight, but hopefully the pain will slack off now. I ask you, what are the odds of something like this happening? And right next to the same tooth? At the same time as I needed the root canal? Now I am feeling the area with my tongue and wondering if there is another fragment in there working its way to the surface! Just how lucky am I?


frustratedwriter said...

Extremely lucky! Hope this fixes your pain, that is the worst, tooth pain! Glad he was able to find and fix the problem!

Rachel said...

Oh you poor thing!! This has certainly been a painful thing for you. I sure hope this takes care of it once and for all.

You are right, what are the odds of this happening? Weird coincident!

Tropical Screamer said...

With hope this last discovery will set you on the road to rapid recovery. (What a strange sentence, but you know what I mean.) ;)


Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Glad your dentist found the source of your pain. Thanks for sharing.

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