If you ever had any doubts, even a dentist can have a dental emergency! Several months ago just after my last check up, I developed a toothache on my upper left side. Of course, like one would expect it was when I was on a long weekend outing with my wife. Fortunately, I was able to generally diagnose the problem, ask Dr. Gradwell to call a prescription in for me and so my time off was salvaged! While I made an appointment to see an endodontist to treat what I had diagnosed as an abscess, my big question was how could I have an abscess…I had no filling or cavities in that part of my mouth. Well the endodontist (and his partner) confirmed the diagnosis as an abscess, but the cause was a fractured tooth!!! A perfectly healthy tooth had fractured and nothing could be done to save it! Sad as that made me feel about losing a tooth, I was happy that I could be treated by such a fabulous surgeon and glad to have a source of infection and disease removed from my body!!!
That means one thing in my mind, time to see Dr. Gradwell and get my tooth extracted and a Dental Implant placed! So off I went for treatment with Dr. Gradwell and I’ll continue my story with my next post!