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   Posted 10/7/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
(doing a happy dance)
It's gone, it's gone, it's gone!
My tooth that is smilewinkgrin

The orthodontist has made me regain my faith in dentistry. I was never afraid of them before, but this one tooth not able to get freezing into it, I was very worried. But he managed. The whole thing took less than 20 minutes, thank you very much, boom out the door. I asked him about my facial pain, and he was a little more vague about that. He didn't say one way or the other if this tooth could have caused all this pain. He did say there was some infection, but that it was unlikely the root could have referred pain to the other side or the eye.

So now I play a wait and see game. But the hard part is over. I was also worried (aside from the freezing not taking) that I would get a big flare up of my pain while in the chair. This didn't happen, obviously. I actually have very little pain right now, and what I did have was easily controlled with a Tylenol 3 I took after the freezing was starting to let go.

I was starting to analyze this, and what it meant. When I had my last big flare last Thursday, Tylenol 3 did nothing at all for it, except take the edge off the tooth pain. So I can look at it 2 ways:
-the heavy pain I had was caused by the tooth, and it's not there now b/c the tooth is gone, also why the T3 is working.
-the T3 is working b/c this little pain from the extraction is not caused by the same thing that gives me these attacks.

Ok, ok, just wait and see, take it one day at a time. I'm bound to drive myself to the funny farm if I don't stop fretting and worrying tongue

Thank you for all the well wishes earlier!
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Date Joined Sep 2009
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   Posted 10/7/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats! I'm so glad it was so much easier than you expected. Good for you and thanks for letting us know.
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   Posted 10/7/2009 2:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Mamanan, does this orthodontist have any idea how messed up the fibro body is and how we can get referred pain anywhere in our bodies from something that normal people don't??? I'm glad the worse is over and I really hope the tooth was causing it all.
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   Posted 10/7/2009 4:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so happy for you! I hate the dentist, even though he's great and never really hurts! I had a tooth ache before and had to have the tooth pulled it was a horrible pain! So glad you're on the mend and you didn't have to suffer through the procedure! Stay happy and keep doing that happy dance, we all need to dance a little more!
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 10/7/2009 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   

Glad the tooth is gone & went better than expected! Hoping that will take care of the facial pain also. I hate waiting games!!!

                                       hugs,  Springfling

Never regret something that made you smile!                                   


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   Posted 10/7/2009 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Good going, Mamanan, I bet you are so happy to get that done and over with. Hoping that facial pain
is gone for good. Sending prayers, hugs and gooooood vibes!!!! Keep on dancing!!!!

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