Toothache central

Ever since Christmas Day evening Simon has been wittering about toothache and pains in the jaw. Vicky just thinks is is the usual pain in the ass but hey ho.

Anyway, 6 days on and the pain continues to drive into Simons head from what appears to be one particular tooth, although the pain only really arises when trying to chew on that particular tooth or drinking hot or cold beverages. At the same time he has congestion in his head from the coughing etc (that is getting boring too) and so the thinking being that the congestion could well be causing a swelling in his head that is conversely causing the referred tooth ache.

So, given it has been nearly a week since it started and watching;g him drink cautiously through a straw on the left hand side of his mouth, Simon headed to the dentist this morning to have it checked. It seems that the X-ray is inconclusive and as far as the filling in that particular tooth goes, it is good and not “leaking”. The options are as follows:

1) sit it out and hope that the congestion buggers off, taking the tooth ache with it

2) tooth extraction

3) root canal work

The dentist (thankfully) was not comfortable with options 2 and 3 as he could see no evidence that these were required but he also seemed disappointed to be able to make an accurate determination of what the issue was. So, the agreement was to leave it a week and see if it persists and in which case we re-review options 2 and 3.

So, on with the painkillers and the pain in the ass…..

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