Archive for November, 2009

Bad tooth = numb face

Been at the dentist this morning.  Booked in to have 2 small fillings on the top and 1 larger filling (to replace an old one at the bottom).  I haven’t had much tooth ache but the bottom one is especially sensitive to hot / cold and needed to be looked at.

On further inspection I needed 2 fillings at the bottom, which the dentist descibed one as ” a massive cavity” Blimey!  So, 3 injections later my whole mouth, chin, lips and nose is now numb…. It turns out that the old filling was hiding a big hole underneath and this mornings investigation ended up being a full on deep drill right to the nerve.  At some point, could be 6 days, 6 months or 6 years it’s going to need a root canal.  Brilliant.

Much flossing and brushing is needed for the future of my teeth, but for now I’m just a little bit dribbly and slury – for the next 4 to 6 hours.

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