Back from the dentists. He was a very nice man. I have a temporary filling and have to be referred to the hospital as the wisdom tooth has to go. Apparently the wisdom tooth has been pushing through, but skin from the gum and cheek have been trying to grow over it; because this has been going on for ten years there is a considerable buildup of scar tissue. The dentist said that he'd never seen such an extensive buildup. I imagine he was marvelling at how well I'd coped with it, either that or he thought I was an idiot. He was also curious to know where the wisdom tooth on the other side of my mouth was. I don't know. Never had a sign of it. I think I might have noticed if it had been pulled out? He couldn't get any x-rays as my mouth wouldn't open, but at the hospital they will take the x-rays from the side so I won't need to go through the palaver of having something stuffed in my mouth. I will have to wait to find out when all this happens. The good news is that this bit will be free on the NHS. Other than all the things I knew about, my teeth are in pretty good nick! But I will be taught how to floss.
One other thing worth mentioning is that he said that I was TOO YOUNG to have chronic jaw problems. Today I will glorify in the description of being TOO YOUNG. It will make up for last week, won't it Mr Beastie.... *mutter, mutter*