Yesterday I returned to the dentist’s office because I couldn’t take the pain any longer. As he prepared to do a root canal, I mentioned one last time that my gum was sore and that I had felt something sharp. He stopped what he was doing, did some poking around, and what do you know…
He pulled a piece of my bone right out.
Evidently a little bone chip had been floating around in my mouth since I’d had my wisdom teeth extracted circa 1999. It had just taken 13 years for it to make its way to the surface.
So, with that out, we decided to wait on the root canal (or, as the dentist now suspects will eventually be necessary, extraction) because the root of my tooth is for sure dead, but it may not have been the source of my pain.
Based on the last 12 hours? I think issue is solved.
I should have just let Jenny pull it out 10 days ago!