Almost 2 years ago, I was having some tooth pain on the right side in the back. I went to the dentist. He said that the wisdom tooth needed to be removed but there was an infection that needed to clear up first. So he put me on antibiotics and we schedule for the tooth to be removed for the next Friday.
Now back at this time, our oldest daughter was still living in Virginia with her grandmother. But the week that I was taking the antibiotics, she had issues with living down there and we decided to bring her home. I already had Friday off because of the surgery so we called and cancelled it, and headed off to Virginia to pick her up. The plan was to reschedule the tooth surgery when we got back. But by the time we got back, with a weeks worth of antibiotics, the tooth pain was gone. So I never rescheduled and everything was fine. For about 6 or 7 months. Then the pain came back.
So I told Dr. Cheri that I need to get more antibiotics but I didn’t want to go to the doctor. Not that I have a fear of doctor’s or dentist’s but I hate having to pay them money when I know what the problem is. So she mixed some tea tree oil with some water in a water bottle. I shake it up, and gargle with it a couple times a day and in a few days, the pain goes away. I stop gargling after a week and it’s all good.
Or is it? The pain seems to come back ever 4 or 5 months. So here I am, a couple of years later apparently Cheri decided it was time for me to go back to the dentist. So I spent about half an hour talking to him and he checked out my x-rays. He asked if hot and/or cold hurt it. Nope. He asked if it hurt when I eat. Nope, not really. He told me he’s not sure how I’m not in pain. He gave me antibiotics to take care of the infection. He also wrote me a script for Vicodin which I probably won’t ever take, but is always nice to have on hand. And next Friday, I’m going in to have 3 abscessed teeth removed.
So, we’ll see how much blogging I do next weekend, which in case, would be my next weekend off of work. Great way to spend it.