Last week my ear started to ache. Then it moved to my jaw. I figured out that I had a toothache. When I wiggled my last upper, right hand molar, a bit of it broke off. Freaked me out. The odd thing though was that the ache went away. Aside from a little irritation to the cheek from the jagged edges, I was fine. Still, I went to the dentist’s office today where I was given two options: a root canal or an extraction. But really my choices were to pay $800 or $150. Hmmm… guess which one I chose.
It’s a good thing that I took the entire day off from work as my tried and true way of dealing with pain is to sleep through it. I was out for most of the afternoon. Now I’m hungry and my body likes to mess with the brain because I want to have a steak not something “cold and soft.” Blech.
I head back in a week for a follow up but the bleeding has stopped and the pain—so far—hasn’t been that bad. I think I should be fine. But man, this could not come at a worse time when I’ve got my vehicle registration fees and auto insurance fees coming due soon.