Last year I lost a tooth and therefore had it extracted. Fast forward to the present, by not choosing a partial replacement, a bridge, or an implant, the bone and gum caved in there and made the area not a candidate for an implant (after being advised by the endodontist after my last trip there to check on another tooth - ack!). Then, I mentioned to the dentist a slight pain I was having off and on, only to have the x-rays reveal that yet another tooth (get this, that same molar on the opposite side of my mouth) that it was going to need to be extracted. The root canal got skipped on this one because of having short roots. Apparently having short roots means that a root canal is futile.
All of this just means a trip to an oral surgeon. Someone to tackle just about all of the fixing up of my mouth. I'll skip all the aches and pains along the way and get straight to the day I finally got some relief - April 28th!
I was out of work for a couple of days, stayed in the bed for a few days after that, and tried to wrap up my semester in the process. I'm feeling a lot better than I have in the past month or so but to survive, I ended up having to ask for an incomplete in one of my courses. So here I am, desperately trying to finish up last week's work.
I can eat but it's awkward being that I'm missing a very important molar - times 2. Ice cream, yogurt, and cinnamon applesauce have been my friends. Yesterday I managed a couple of slices of pizza (I'd been dreaming about it for too long), but I'll be sure to follow up with a salt water rinse. Hopefully at my follow up everything will be right on track. A friend joked me that if a potential beau finds me that I should at least have as many teeth as possible (even though it will cost an arm and a leg). lol
So that's it, my friends, for now. If you know of any great natural remedies or treatments for soft teeth, please tell because all my coins are going to the dentist. :-)