Re: Sore gums after flossing
ok, so finally after the worst weekend of my life...(because of the 3 day holiday weekend - all dentists were closed - even a 24 hour center...). I had a horrible pain, sore gums, and wanting to punch my face to see if the pain would go away. I never looked forward to going to a dentists so much like I did this weekend.
So finally it is tuesday and of course I was at the dentist office at 8am when they opened... he took me in right away, took an X ray and told me the root canal done about 3 yrs ago had gone bad (whatever that means).
So, since I am getting braces in the next couples months, he gave me two options, try to save the tooth or pull it out.
I decided to pull it out, because he told me I will have to get some teeth pulled out in order for braces to work, as I have a very small mouth and large teeth...
It was pretty painful, the tooth wouldn't come out, but once it did the infection was about the size of an orange seed... no kidding. The pain stayed there for a couple hours and went away after I took a pain killer (Thank God for pain killers). The dentist told me that he was glad I decided to pull it out because I'd probably have spent over $1,000 to try to save a tooth that probably would hurt again in a few months... the infection was that BAD.
but now I am home, with no pain and it just hit me that I got a tooth pulled out and it is gone forever and I feel a little desperate.
Not that it really matters now, cuz I cant go back, but just for peace of mind, do you think I chose the best option or should I have tried to save it ?