Since my last visit to the dentist, my teeth have been pretty stable (or atleast that’s what I thought). Not until last Thursday afternoon that I realized they were in absolute shambles. I had lunch with my brother that day. And as soon as I got to my desk, I felt this uneasy pain in my head. And within minutes, it was unbearable. My left temple, eye, jaw and ear was in excruciating pain. So much so that even my left hand and leg started paining. Any movement whatsoever increased the pain in my head.
A friend and a colleague took me to an emergency unit in a nearby hospital. Since my left side was hurting, all doctors immediately came rushing to my aid. A few basic diagnostic tests later, they relaxed a bit. Finally the doctor informed that the pain was due to a cavity in my upper left molar. I was a little confused. How could a silly cavity almost collapse me? I was wrong. Cavities have that kinda effect on its victims.
So a pain-killer and an hour later, I was discharged.
I finally saw a dentist on Sunday. Apparently, my teeth are a big mess. The upper left molar, my wisdom tooth, has to be removed. And they will perform a root canal on the other cavity, with whatever little hope, to save it. This is my upper right molar. Plus I need to take heavy dose of antibiotics and painkillers to see me through the week for my appointment coming Saturday.
As you can see, with two terrible cavities on both sides, I am almost food-less for the last 3 days. Largely on a liquid diet. Even the slightest provocation leads to excruciating pain that last anything from half a minute to half a day.
My next appointment is on Saturday. And it’s NOT gonna be a walk in the park. And my wife is also not with me!