Wow. Today was definitely not the best day! Hudson and I came to Hemet yesterday because I have had a toothache and came to have Dr. Gray, my favorite dentist, look at it. My appointment was this morning at 10, and I went in anticipating a filling or 2. Turns out I actually need a few fillings and a root canal. Nice. Dr. Gray started to drill my tooth for a filling, and found it would need a root canal. He started the root canal, and has referred me to an endodontist to finish it. I then had my teeth cleaned and came home. As the novocaine has worn off, which I was grateful for initially because I hate that numb feeling, pain set in. Because I am nursing Hudson, I cannot take that prescription pain meds, only ibuprofen and Tylenol. It isn't quite as strong as I would like to say the least. I go to the endodontist tomorrow for the rest of the root canal. It will be good to have it taken care of, but I'm not looking forward to the pain, or the numbness, again!
The main point of all of this is that I really am grateful that i was able to come into Hemet to have this taken care of. I know I would have figured it out in LA, but it sure is nice to be able to come here where my Mom can watch Hudson (twice) while I am away, since I have never left him alone wiht anyone. Also, I am glad i can go to a dentist that I have a history with, who I trust, and who has a professional relationship with my Dad. I'm afraid if I went to a dentist in LA with pain in one tooth and was told there was nothing wrong with it so they would work on another, only to find out that one needed a root canal and then that i needed to go to a specialist to have it taken care of, that I would have not trusted anything they said. I am glad I 100% trust the things my dentist told me and that we are able to get things taken care of. While I'm not excited about the root canal tomorrow, I guess the pain of the root canal will be better than the pain of my toothache I am still experiencing. When Hudson is older, I can let him know part of his entry into this world included a nice toothache for me. A sacrifice totally worth it for him!