And still yet another fear was that I’d have to have my wisdom teeth pulled. My mother (I think) made a really big deal about having hers pulled, so I figured that this was something to fear. This wasn’t nonsensical. I had an abscessed tooth pulled when I was 14 – I was put out for the procedure. When I awoke, I was told that I didn’t have to worry about having my wisdom teeth pulled because I was born without them. Lucky me, I was a statistical anomaly – only three percent of the population are this fortunate.
For years, I was downright smug about this. When I got depressed, I thought, hey, at least I won’t have to have my wisdom teeth pulled.
I didn’t think about the fact that later in life, I’d have to have other teeth pulled. In the past year in fact, I’ve had two teeth pulled.
Today, I expected to hear that I’d have to have more teeth pulled. According to Dr. Gurr, my dentist, the news was good – he did an x-ray, which indicated all my teeth are fine. Problem is, I am having pain in my sinuses. So what now? Dr. Gurr said to give it time, that most likely the bone is still healing. I suspect that this is not so. The other socket healed, so why not this one? Houston, we have problems. I will first go to my primary care physician who will refer me to an ear, nose, and throat doctor. Then I will go to the ear, nose, and throat doctor.
I do not know how physicians check out a sinus cavity. I mean, what if it’s a polyp? I would like to remain ignorant about this. I already know too much about dental work. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but I have a lot of knowledge. Is more knowledge then even more dangerous? And how so?
Well, if healing does not occur in a week’s time, I will put taking care of this on my list of things to do. Sucks – at least when you have a tooth pulled, you have the option of getting the tooth. All I’m going to get out of this deal is a huge wad of mucus.
Case closed until tomorrow at this time.
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