23 October 2008

My Agony

I had a root canal on Tuesday. I had been to the dentist about two months ago and she said that she would try to fix my aching tooth, but if that didn't work then I should come back for a root canal. Well, I could soon tell that whatever she had done hadn't worked because my toothache came back about a week later. So I knew what was going to happen next, and I wasn't looking forward to it.

I held off for as long as I could, but the pain eventually became unbearable. So on Monday I made an appointment and on Tuesday I went to face the music. The dentist told me that the anaesthetic injection would hurt a bit more than usual and she wasn't kidding. I had to wiggle my feet like crazy to avoid flinching and pulling away. But as much as it hurt going in, it did a fantastic job once it was there. The dentist left me alone for a few minutes, then came back and asked how it felt. I said "The pain is gone. I'm cured. I can go home now." but she wouldn't let me leave.

The treatment only took about half an hour but now I have to go back for more every month for up to twelve months. Yay me!