Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Yesterday afternoon I was in so much pain that I had to call my doctor at the Endodontic Specialists again. I really don't like taking pain killers but I do get a brief repreive with them. He was able to see me first thing this morning. He did some more testing and then decided to go in and adjust the bite a little bit. Apparently if it's off by even the slightest of margins, it can cause a load of stress on the ligaments in the jaw and then this can cause stress to other nerves and cause other teeth to fire up. All this has caused me to probably clench even more at night and it just gets worse. The Doc is a nice guy but I wanted to hit him hard when the air from the drill hit my teeth and sent me to the roof. The tests don't really indicate that any other teeth are in need of a root canal. That's a great thing as I don't have 2 pennies to rub together anymore. Since I'm not worrying about the race, I have slept like a baby the last 2 nights. The more I sleep the faster these things should heal up. He gave me more pain killers and now some muscle relaxers to help me sleep better this week.