The #16 tooth came out Aug 10! By Dr. Daniel Taub who also debrided all the infection, fixed a hole in the sinus (blown by the extraction of the #15 tooth in front on May 10 — they make you sign a release because that can happen) and a biopsy and ten stitches, put me back on another course of Amox-clav. I was right, there was lingering infection throughout BUT BEC I DIDN’T HAVE A FEVER no one seemed to believe me. Arthur and I both like this guy Taub at Jeff. A shame I didn’t get to him in April when they messed up my appt. But I doubt he would have gone in this thoroughly without as good an understanding of my case he now has. even with the pain from the surgery I can tell its different. And my brain is working better. The stitches come out Friday and I am able to drive, work and think, I think. So that’s the mortal f–king pain I was living with. I’ll never know how I got through my poetry workshops in that condition.
And I want to know why neither Dr. Barry Rhome nor Dr. Allen Shaw could not have suggested I have this done. Both told me they couldn’t help me. When Dr. Taub said “Look, as long as I have you under for the extraction, I’m going in all the way from the #16 to the #12 to see what’s going on,” I nearly dropped to my knees to kiss his shoes. I said “What made you think of that?” He said, “Just seems like the logical thing to do.” Bless his heart and his family forever.
Comment by LaNeshe on August 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm
Thank goodness! Finally someone has done something right! Glad you’re feeling and thinking better.