I went to Dr. Noffze’s office first thing this morning to have my mouth looked at. He determined I had a minor infection, did a quick irrigation of the site of my former wisdom tooth and perscribed some antibiotics.
Noffze said the strange numbness I still feel in my lower jaw is a nerve that got irritated during the original extractions and it will be another week or two until it gets back to normal. Also, I don’t have a dry socket and am unlikely to get one, so I got that going for me.
Two additional thoughts:
- Noffze didn’t charge me for the second visit, so kudos to him for that.
- The irrigation involved some hydrogen peroxide being flushed into the place where my tooth used to be, and some spitting. I feel so rude for having spat up the liquid in front of Noffze’s assistant, Lesley, but bless her heart, she wasn’t even phased.