Not for the squeamish, but warts and all, here is my extracted tooth.
Gross, I know, but if you ever want to scare small children into brushing their teeth when they absolutely refuse, I give you full permission to show them this bedtime picture. I reckon they will fly into the bathroom quicker than their little legs can carry them and be brushing as quick as the Flash!
My mouth is still very swollen, but it is such a relief to have this out. Decay managed to get into the tooth between the filling and the side wall of the tooth. It missed detection at my last checkup three months ago, and was not on the X-ray back then either. It just goes to show that it doesn't matter how regular your checkups are, when your tooth wants to go, it just goes. A bit like life, I suppose. A bit like a box of chocolates.
I managed to get a herbal remedies book from the library just before the procedure, so I will let you know if I find any good tips.
For those of you in Australia, have a great Australia Day weekend. I am going to have a small two day break starting tomorrow, and should have more great posts to share from Sunday onwards.