Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Last night I had some pain in my tooth when I ate my nightly ice cream (a girl's got to have something to look forward to!). It was a weird sensation, and probably a smarter woman would have put the ice cream down, but not me, I ate the whole bowl in pain.

Today at work when I was drinking my first cup of red raspberry tea, I had the same pain. Now I was worried. I thought for sure I had a cavity.

Luckily, my dentist was able to see me after work. I don't have a cavity. I may have a nerve issue. It may be related to clenching. The dentist asked me if I am under more stress than usual. I wanted to say YES, of course, things are stessful right now. A.'s job isn't great, I don't have a school lined up yet for September, my younger sister could announce her pregnancy any day now and my transfer seems like forever a way. Instead I said, "not really".

If the pain doesn't subside by Thursday, I will have to see a specialist. Just what I need, another doctor.



  1. oh have i ever been in your shoes!
    i had the same issue and was referred to a specialist who deemed me not ready for a root canal and recommended using sensitive toothpaste on the regular. (not sure if your dentist said to do this but it's a good idea and it works)
    long story short, i have a night guard now to stop me from clenching and grinding at night. (doesn't do anything for me during the day :) and lord, i clench and grind like it's my job.
    IF? stressful? nah!

    <3 ya hope it all works out for you

  2. Ugh, not fun! Hope it starts to feel better soon....

  3. Oh, do I ever grind my teeth! I feel your pain my friend. Bite the bullet and get the night gaurd. It will be hard to get used to at first but your teeth will feel better in the end! :)