Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This Bites!

I have put off getting my wisdom teeth out since March.

I don't like anything medical. I am scared to be honest. And, we had budget cuts in April that awarded a bunch of people two extra weeks of vacation to make up for the financial cuts. It's made finding time to take off where someone else hasn't already claimed it relatively difficult.

My bottom left wisdom tooth decided to start hurting around the clock on Sunday morning. I've been trying combinations of aspirin and ibuprofen with Orajel. I can successfully reduce the pain but can't seem to eliminate it.

I have three days set to take off (August 3,4, & 5) and an appointment set at the oral surgeon (Dr. Stephen Denbrock) at the Foothills Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Monday August 3 at 10 a.m. (What in the heck is Maxillofacial? I'll have to Google that later).

I hope I can manage through the discomfort until then. I did call today and ask if I bought one of those over the counter temporary fillings at the pharmacy if that would hurt anything. The woman who answered the phone seemed skeptical that it would help at all but said it wouldn't impede their procedure so I may just try it. If I do, I'll let you know if it works.