Last night, things appeared to have turned for the worse. His gums were swollen and must have been puffed out a 1/4" and looked purple, white and red. As my mom would say, it looked angry (ie infected). His tooth hurt really bad and it hurt to touch his face on that side. After looking at the swollen gums, I decided to call the endodontist that I had finally found. I made an appt for today.
This morning, I wake up Eduardo and he says to me. Its better honey and its not swollen. I don’t believe him so I have to look for myself. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? Indeed, the gums are simply red and not swollen at all. He had almost no pain in either of his teeth. He says to me, "Maybe John didn’t make a mistake?" That would be a relief wouldn’t it?
We decided to cancel the endodontist appt because there appeared to no longer be an emergency. We would monitor it over the weekend and make a decision next week. I called him at break and he said that he is feeling better all the time. Whew! I think our root canal roller coaster ride is coming to an end.
I am hoping that he ends up with no pain in either tooth. This might let us put off the retreatment of the root canal until next year and allow us to cover some of his other work under our insurance. Next year, we could do the retreatment and protect it with a crown. This would be ideal. Sadly, ideal and reality are often two different things.