Sunday, February 10, 2013

Dental surgery

   This passed October I, Bob had a root canal after some very bad weeks of a  very bad toothache.   This tooth has been an ongoing problem for three years. I had seen a dentist in TX, one in FL and two in PA. Now a dentist in FL and an Oral surgeon. Well, it seemed to be a good fix until last Saturday. I got some very serious pain in the same area as before. Called the dentist in Pa. well Linda did as I was in so much pain I couldn't talk. Our dentist called in two prescriptions and said look for a dentist and have the tooth extracted. Well after spending a huge amount of money to save the tooth three months earlier I didn't want to hear this. But, by Monday  the pain subsided only a little I decided to get the tooth pulled. Looked up dentists in Wauchula and started calling. The first two were closed on Monday. The third said come in at 1 and we will work you in. Things went downhill from there. After an attempt to pull the tooth I hear a large snap and saw pieces of tooth passing in front of me. The tooth split into pieces. The dentist said I'll have to go to a oral surgeon to have it removes. Oh sh__, the nearest oral surgeon was 40 miles away in Winter Haven. The whole side on my mouth is numb and I'm bleeding and my speech is slurred. The dentist called the oral surgeon and they would be able to see me as soon as I got there. Linda drove and it seem like the trip would never end, not because of her driving, but because of my predicament. My mouth is full of gauze to curb the bleeding, I can hardly talk, and I'm having a sickening feeling. The drive was pretty much a straight drive but through several small towns with 35 mph zones. We got to the dentist and of course there are forms to fill out. But in about ten minutes after arriving I was in the "chair" getting more numbing shots. Within 5 minutes the tooth was out and 3 stitches were in. I didn't feel a thing. I was so numb I could hardly talk. The following day I had a tremendous amount of pain. A call to the Oral surgeon, and it was keep on the pain pills and restart the antibiotic.  By Friday I was feeling petty good.  That was almost two weeks ago, and knock on wood I am healing without any pain.


  1. Tooth and back aches are the worst, hope you heal up soon!

  2. I feel your pain. Sorry to hear about your traumatic experience.

    I am in the process of having crowns put on my three front teeth after my fall in Sept. 2012. So far I have temporaries in. The permanent crowns will be in on Feb. 26. What a pain it is having your teeth worked on. Gives me chills just thinking about it.

  3. OH my goodness. I am so sorry to hear about this ordeal. I hope you have an uneventful, and easy, quick recovery!! :)