We’ve just got back and I feel like I’ve done a few rounds in the boxing ring as my mouth begins to wake up.
My dentist is terrific as he knows what a wimp I am and so I get a little bit of anaesthetic on the gum before the injection and more if I ask for it.
The tooth concerned broke on Saturday, and although I was in no pain, I thought it would be an extraction today.
My dentist had a look and said that there was a lot of tooth left and he didn’t really want to pull it unless absolutely necessary, especially as the Xray showed I have a bent root (that’s a new one on me, but apparently it has always been like that).
After the cotton wool swab, he gave me three injections for the filling and began doing the descale and polish whilst it took effect. It would appear that the previous dentist was not so thorough. Ow, so two more jabs thank you very much and I was floating.
He drilled out the old silver filling and had a major clean up. It’s always a problem for me keeping my mouth open for any length of time (stop laughing as you all know I’m a gas-bag on paper, this is different!!) and tend to salivate a lot, so his assistant had some hoovering to do trying to keep the area dry.
I have a nice white filling where the old one used to be and my chin, jaw and cheek are just coming back to life. It makes a refreshing change from him putting my nose to sleep. My gum though is solid and swollen, but I’m not worried as it doesn’t hurt.
Instructions are nothing to eat for at least four hours (that should help the diet, though I got on the scales this morning and I’m half a pound lighter than yesterday but I digress), no hot drinks, and other drinks only at room temperature. Trying to drink is a riot as the lips don’t work properly yet so I’m finding it a tad difficult not to slurp or drip and I don’t have any straws.