Living Life In A Wheelchair

Home From The Dentist
[ Wednesday June 27th 2018 at 12:21 pm ]

I had an urgent dental appointment today. One of my teeth had been paining me for 2 weeks. After the 2 weeks I wanted someone to look and see if there is anything obviously wrong with my tooth.

There are two possible causes for this:

  • The first explanation is that I may have been too aggressive when flossing my teeth. In other words this could be self inflicted. I have done this before. I can't feel how hard I am pushing because of the pain medication for my chronic pain.
  • The second explanation is more concerning. There is a large cavity in the affected tooth. It is possible this is upsetting the tooth root. In this case the tooth would need to be extracted.

The dentist presented me with 2 options. The first option is wait and see. It is reasonable to expect a tooth flare up caused by dental floss needs the time to heal. The second option is to send me to a specialist to assess the tooth and recommend further treatment. I've lived with chronic pain since 2006. I am happy to wait and see. I am not keen to just start changing my body. If this continued to be problematic in a few weeks I will pursue the necessary second opinion.