I’m now having to put up with a toothache, you would have thought that the amount of pain meds that I take would stop this sort of pain but no, it’s so painful and its making me miserable, well more miserable.

I shouldn’t moan, its my own fault because I haven’t seen a dentist since Leonardo da Vinci was a boy. I used to have good teeth but I guess we all did at one stage but I really did when I was in my twenties but then I started having panic attacks and I developed a fear of the dentist, in my thirties I had some lower molars removed in hospital under general anaesthetic and since then nothing, I’m now 47.

I expect the pain meds have masked any discomfort whilst the problem has developed and now I have a molar that is like Swiss cheese and its painful, of course I’m not registered with a dentist anymore, the last time I tried to brave it I had the initial check up and never went back for the work and so I can’t just phone up and mumble “help”.
So I have registered with a dentist, I can’t get in before the end of the month and so I am taking some extra oramorph at night when it’s really painful. I guess the only good thing is that sometimes when it’s very bad it slightly distracts me from the pain in my legs, is that a bonus?

I have also heard that CRPS can cause dental problems as in we are more likely to suffer dental decay and then there is the problems that can be caused by having dentistry work. I have been reading up on how to inform the dentist on how to treat a CRPS/RSD patient and the inherent problems of any invasive work, so I’m not happy about needing to see the dentist but it has to be done.

I had better get a brave boy badge!

By Zechariah Richardson

Over 50, disabled, husband, father and gramps who reviews products and writes blog posts about his life, beekeeping, gardening and whatever pops into his brain!

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