Why Are You Poking at My Gums?!

Have you found yourself in the dentist’s chair with a hygienist poking a small metal instrument into your gums? It feels like she’s seeing how far it will go and calling out numbers, “one, one, two, one, two, two, three, three.” The whole time, you think, “What is she doing? Ow! That hurt! Is this
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Help, I have a Toothache!

It’s 2:30 in the morning. You want to be asleep, but you’re wide awake with a horrible toothache. Your face hurts, your jaw hurts, your head hurts. You’ve taken the most Tylenol you can. Two hours later you took some Ibuprofen too. You’ve tried a warm, damp washcloth held over the achy spot. You’ve even […]