on Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:06 pm#59520
Then, I don't know maybe Sunday late day I start to feel a soreness on the opposite side of my mouth. I thought maybe I scratched the gum or something. Well this morning at 2 I woke up with this serious pain, the whole side of my face throbbing and I realized that this abscess is in the same area except on the right side of my mouth. I call my dentist at home and I am informed that not only is it 3AM but that he is on vacation.
So after the initial fleeting thought of flying to wherever he is and demanding he pull my teeth I figured I would go to the emergency room. Then I realized that wisdom teeth are not a small deal and that there may be a chance that I would have to go under anesthetics.
So I think of the next best thing and I go to the vet hospital and talk to one of the vets who is my friend. The following is the conversation we had:
Dr. McStuffyPants: Hi Vic.
Her: What's up... you don't look so hot.
Me: I have an infection in my gum line that is affecting my tooth.
Me: Wisdom tooth.
Her: Wait you still have your wisdom teeth? How old are you?
Her: Right, what are you doing here you should see a doctor.
Me: Stare, mischievous grin.
Her: Stare. (and in a not to stern voice but one not overly sympathetic to my plight) "I am not pulling your tooth."
Me: Teeth. I want you to pull both.
Her: What! No, I am not pulling your teeth.
Me: A dog and cat take Propofol 6 mg/kg IV so bump me down to 5.4. Propofol me, do the deed and then reverse it.
Her: You know Propofol can have an adverse effect on your reproductive system.
Me: Scoff, huh, in that case give me extra.
Her: I am not pulling your teeth.
Me: Didn't I let you borrow my car for your BIG date with Mr. grill work. And when you went to San Francisco how much did that classy hotel cost? Oh wait you stayed in the apartment. And did I not give you half my bologna sandwich last weekend when you told me you were starving.
Her: Seriously, bologna sandwich.
Me: I am grasping at straws here.
Me: To much?
Her: Just a bit.
Me: I am not playing Splinter Cell with you tonight.
Her: So, 4 PM?
ME: Yeah. You better bring ice cream.
So then I proceeded to do what I did last time which was to grad a pair of hemostats and a 15 blade and puncture and drain the abscess. Which 10 minutes later felt better and now I cannot hardly tell that it was there.
*Note I was just messing with her (and she knew it) and there is no way I would have her pull my teeth.
on Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:15 pm#59521
We're the same age, just went through that crap 2 months ago. Horrible feeling with 0 comfort for days. Pills didn't so shit
on Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:32 pm#59533
- Location : Ohio, USA
When time comes and the pain kicks in ill make sure to have painkillers somewhere nearby lol.
on Wed Apr 16, 2014 4:39 pm#59573
- Location : Massachusetts
on Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:01 pm#59574
on Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:44 pm#59578
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:01 am#59588
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:06 am#59590
NHS sort it out for £50
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:40 am#59591
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:42 am#59592
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:50 am#59593
Have talked to 3-4 people since then who right at 30 had issues.
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:56 am#59594
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 12:59 pm#59607
It is fine now and when my dentist gets back from vacation I will see him.
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on Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:41 pm#59610
- Location : Scotland
And probably shouldn't get into the whole 'what the world views each other as' while we're at it.
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:49 pm#59611
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:50 pm#59613
The NHS has the UK ranked higher in healthcare quality vs. the US, while being 26th in expenditure per capita (US is #1 in that department)
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:52 pm#59615
My total bill was $1500 and some change. On top of my monthly payments, they sent me a bill owing $435 of that amount. I send $100 and they send passive aggressive note back saying that's not full payment lol
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:53 pm#59616
2500 dollars later...
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:00 pm#59617
In order to point out the ridiculous one must spout out the ridiculous. Anyway it was more because I go to a few sites that are in based in the UK and all I hear towards the US members and surprisingly against the Australian members is how effed up we are. Just kind of finally hit me because I was not expecting it from here. Anyway I fixed it.
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:01 pm#59619
on Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:02 pm#59620
one implant would be like wearing one shoe
on Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:03 pm#59655
Just seemed an extreme route to getting a tooth problem sorted
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