10 crowns. 10 weeks. 20+ shots. 27+ hours in the Dentist chair.
It was just a matter of time.
I felt it last week, a pinch. Thought maybe I had the start of a Sinus infection so I started on an antibiotic to be safe.
I was wrong.
Tuesday, my face blew up.
Swollen from the nose through the eyebrow, my eye nearly shut.
Another visit confirmed what I already knew: a root abscess.
Seems all that drilling and poking and jarring stirred things up and now, now an infection raged and moved north.
When you wake in the morning and open your eyes and all you see is your own cheekbone, it freaks you out, maybe a little.
2 shots later, one in each hip, another round of stronger meds + something for the pain and lots of hot compresses, here I am.
Back in the day, settlers on the prairie, my ancestors, well they died from this stuff.
I can understand why.
So when I look at it objectively – 1 out of 10 – not bad, right?
Whatever happened to Randy Travis anyways? Last I heard he was trying to buy cigarettes … naked. Maybe he had a tooth infection, too?