Thanks for the kind comments from my last post. I appreciate your words of encouragement and suggestions. I’d like to think I’ll get this whole grief thing down one of these days, but I’m not sure that will ever happen. Thankfully, God’s grace is sufficient for all the awkward moments and difficult situations that we may face. He has been so faithful!
I just wanted to post a few recent lessons learned regarding dental health. Call it my top 10, if you will.
1. When you have a cavity filled, it’s followed by temperature sensitivity, and your dentist refers you to an endodontist, go!
2. Don’t wait over a year to schedule your consult with the endodontist just as the temperature sensitivity is turning to pain, and expect to get in right away!
3. Don’t be stubborn and avoid taking Ibuprofen when the tooth aches.
4. Don’t wait until the tooth is throbbing to begin to take Ibuprofen and expect it to help immediately!
5. Orajel will not help an infected tooth! And neither will making groaning noises curled up in the fetal position on your bed!
6. Local anesthetics are wonderful!
7. Infection smells disgusting, especially when it is coming from a tooth in your own mouth! Gross!
8. You will feel immediate relief from temperature sensitivity and relief from all pain within a day or so after part 1 of root canal.
9. Root canals are wonderful – as least compared to the pain involved prior to having the root canal!
And last, but no least……
10. Don’t cancel your dental insurance prior to having your temperature sensitivity issue resolved – root canals are expensive!