It began to be sensitive to heat and cold. Fairly soon every shade in between would trigger the soreness within my mouth.
This wasn’t a new situation. My history of sinus issues meant I had maintained a close relationship with my friendly dentist. The last time I’d experienced a sudden build in mouth pain I’d had a panic and got myself to the dentist the very next day. I’d been delaying having sinus surgery for almost a decade. There had been previous evidence that there were sinuses draining into the roots of some teeth. On that occasion the dentist examined carefully, called for far too many x-rays a before finally announcing that there was nothing wrong with my teeth. I needed to look to my sinuses for the source of the pain. Within months the massive three nasal and sinus procedures would be performed. Recovery would be slow, but I was rewarded with the ability to breathe through my nose and far less infections and headaches.