Friday, July 15, 2011

No Root Canal for Now?

So I saw the dentist Monday, for a terrific toothache the night before, in a tooth which has been going downhill for some time (probably since it got loaded with filling when I was a kid). He gave me a prescription for amoxicillin and said that if that didn't help, I'll need a root canal.

Well, I took the prescription and got it filled and thought, "Yeah, yeah, this isn't going to help at all - just a routine to go through. The nerve is deteriorating and this is just putting off the inevitable." But I've faithfully taken the pills twice a day all week.

Two nights ago, hot food did not affect that tooth as much as it has been. And in the last two days it has been slowly improving. I just now ate an ear of corn cooked in the microwave - ate it very carefully - and had very minimal pain.

Maybe the amoxicillin really is helping! I'll take it!!! (literally and figuratively)


Nog Blog said...

Love the new picture. Except for those whomping glasses, I'd say you haven't changed at all. Except in wisdom and experience, of course!

rk2 said...

Ha! I was going to say the same thing but couldn't get the comment to post while I was at the cottage. And since I'm the younger sister I probably wouldn't have added the wisdom and experience part.