Ice Cream Expo
3/2/2006, Toothache (Warning: a little disgusting)
Last Saturday, one of my front teeth started hurting. My regular dentist couldn't see me for over a week, so I was trying to wait it out, but every day it got worse. Today, it got unbearable. After running for the bus, it flared up to the point where I started sweating and tears were coming out. At lunch, I could just bearly eat, and only with a significant amount of pain and resting time in between bites. Finally, I talked to one of my co-workers at 3:00 PM. He was an angel. Mr. Hayashi dropped what he was doing, found a dentist nearby, called and explained the situation and took me there immediately, on the spot. By about 3:15 PM we were at the dentist and at 3:20 PM, I was in the dentist's chair getting a shot of anesthetic which was oh so soothing. It turns out it was abscessed, with pressure inside. He opened it up to let it drain. It was a little gross, but it felt so much better.
|I wanted to see it myself, so I took this picture at home. Sorry if you find this a little disgusting, but it was the best illustration I could think of for this page. The troublemaker is 5th from the bottom.|
Incidentally, the dentist was a little interesting. We started out speaking Japanese. I had studied dental terminology before, so it wasn't a problem. Turns out he speaks decent English. Not perfect, but totally understandable. His wife works with him in his office. His father is a dentist in his own separate office in Aioi.
Anyway, enough of this boring and somewhat disgusting story.
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