| | Waited too long, now I'm in trouble
OK, I haven't been to a dentist for like 10 years (!). I'm not scared of them, but my last one creeped me out. Anyway... I have a bottom retainer that was supposed to have come out 10 years ago, and I think I have 4 wisdom teeth. Only 2 I'm aware of. None of them are in properly, I guess.
Anyway... While I was eating dinner tonight (meatloaf!), I had this hard thing in my mouth. I took it out, and it seemed to be a piece of tooth! It was gray. Anyway, my top right wisdom tooth is all rough and sharp, so I guess that's where it came from, although of course I can't see it. So I figure the poor bugger's totally dead.
For the last three days, my cheek's been sore, not enough to keep me up or anything, just enough to notice, and my head's been hurting. My ears have had problems for years, I think. I guess this is a long-term thing.
It's so stupid because everyone keeps telling me to go to a dentist, so it's such an "I told you so" thing, and now I feel stupid.
I don't even have a dentist at the moment, although I'm looking. So what am I in for? Are they going to take out all four wisdoms? Even the ones that never cause problems? The bottom right one causes trouble with my cheek, but the left ones are fine. I really hate being drugged. The last time I had work done, I had no painkillers at all because I preferred that to a gum shot. I don't want to be put under! I don't want to live on soup! Aaarrggh! Heh.