Those who suffer from any type of chronic pain I am sure will understand my title all too well.
I chipped one of my molars a little while ago. Since it was root canaled (and waiting for a crown), I was waiting for my pain flare to settle before I put myself through a 45-minute car ride and a couple of hours in the dentist’s chair. If there is no pain, I tend to ignore things.
Well, yesterday the whole front side of the tooth came off, as well as another small chip. I now have to keep cleaning the area, or I do feel a lot of pain.
When you deal with chronic pain of any kind, your mind and even part of your physical self work overtime to pull you through the basics of the day. If you try to add more in the way of activity, or an acute pain of any degree comes along, you find yourself unable to cope.
Thankfully the tooth is only aching if I chew on that side, and food gets in; however, I can’t wait until my appointment to get it fixed. In the meantime, I am going to take it easy.