Friday, February 22, 2008

The 2 weeks from hell

Man! Shitty assignments all around. Really sucks at work right now. My ass is dragging trails in the snow.

Plus the two teeth I did my root canals on last December have been hurting like a son-of-a-mother. I've been popping Motrin like crazy. I can't get an appointment at the dentist sooner than next month (perfectly coinciding with what I anticipate to be my moving time to my new job. Super!)

The last time this happened, I had a colossal infection in my gums and needed 3 weeks worth of antibiotics to clear up. I am really not looking forward to a repeat episode...

Not that it makes any sense - I thought when you did a root canal, the root is desensitized - permanently. How the hell can it possibly hurt there, I'll never know.

All I know is that even a sip of "below room temperature" water sends shooting streams of agony throughout the jaw and the right side of my face ... and this being winter, I can't even let cold air hit that side of my face. I've been warming everything up and tilting my face to the left and drinking/eating in small morsels at a time.

Bah! I can't eat. I can't drink. Hell, even breathing cold air through my mouth hurts.
Tooth aches and ear aches suck! Suck! Suck! :-(

I'm beat. I'm back tonight for another 12 then I'm conking out. I'm gonna turn my phone off this weekend and go on a real bender. I hurt and ache in places I didn't know existed.


MonkeyGirl said...

In my town, if you have dental pain, you go to the ER for narcotics (and sometimes abx).

Don't you have an ER in your town?


patricia said...

If they get sealer and gutta percha material past the apical foramen of the tooth when they're doing the root canal and sealing the canals the material can irritate the tissue below the actual tooth and cause infections and pain. You might need a retreatment to seal the canals properly and make the irritation stop.