I just got home from the dentist and my next appointments will be with an oral surgeon.
I have needed a lot of repairs done and it is just keeps getting worse. I have never had really great teeth, but issues with my face have aggravated the situation. I have some amount of drop in the left side of my face and altered sensation. I had a bit of speech therapy early on to physically get my tongue moving better and work on moving my lips properly. I tended to choke sometimes when swallowing and I was always biting my cheek to the point of bleeding. My bite is now off too and that mixed with some facial spasms have resulted in several cracked teeth and it looks like I am about to need a couple of them pulled along with some other major repairs.
Today I questioned the dentist about a spot that had been hurting on the gum at the back of my "good"side.
It looks like I have cut a somewhat undersized wisdom tooth in the past two weeks! I am in my mid 50's and just cut a tooth! My almost two year old grandson and I have a lot in common this month.
Yup, it's true... after all this I am apparently a whole lot older and a little bit wiser.