Last night my lower left wisdom tooth decided to pop up and let me know it was there. Talk about pain. Have you ever thought about pulling your own teeth?
I have! In 1989 this same tooth played up on me during a public holiday weekend. There were no dentists available to see and the pain was so bad that I tried to yank the tooth with a pair of pliers. Lucky for me I wasn’t able to get a grip on it.
For various reasons the dentist wouldn’t take it out and I have learnt what to do to ease the pain when it has played up time to time. This normally involves seeing a dentist for antibiotics and or salt water gargles, chewing on cloves and dabs of vanilla essence.
This time round; after gingerly prodding and feeling my tooth, I have come to find it is also loose. I have visions of tying one end of a string around it and the other to a door and fling the door shut…I also have a mini pair of pliers on a pocket knife which are just about the right size to fit into my mouth….
However…as much as I enjoy being a do it yourself handy man… I think a trip to the dentist just might be in order…but then again…..