Do everything you can to avoid ever having an apicoectomy. I’m supposed to ice my face every 15 minutes for the rest of the day and possibly tomorrow.
Tomorrow morning at 8 am I’m going in to get 3 of my wisdom teeth extracted/pulled/yanked/drilled/uprooted. It’s not something I’m exactly looking forward to given the history of my teeth and gums, but I’ve needed it done for a few years now. They’re in the way, but also out of the way because I can’t get get much of a toothbrush on them.
They’re “letting” me keep the lower right one where it is. I guess I use it. My lower jaw is larger than my upper (underbite) so I do have more room down there and this is actually the one one of the four that I can get a good cleaning on.
Hopefully I’ll be feeling good in a day or two, but if my dental history is any indication, this will not be the case. I talked my Mom into making a trip down to drive me to/from the office and take care of me for a day or so. She already had plans to make egg drop soup and chicken soup. I love my Mom!