Filling fell out
In the early afternoon of Friday, March 18, 2016 I bit down on something hard. I was alarmed. Dental trouble is one of my biggest worries. Soon this bit of metal fell out of my mouth. An old filling - part of an old filling as it turns out - came loose and fell out. I was able to get an immediate appointment at my local dental clinic at 3:00 p.m., right after the clinic's lunch hour break. I was proud to be able to show him what it was and say in Japanese, "This filling fell out of my mouth.”
The doctor quickly found the site, put a temporary cap on it, and I made a follow-up appointment for Friday, April 8th at 10:00 a.m. It will require a local anesthetic, removal of the remaining old inert Mercury filling, and drilling followed by the insertion of a new filling.
He asked me if I was in pain. I said, “No. Just the usual pain.” That seemed to surprise him. Living in pain is normal, isn’t it? Doesn’t everyone live with some kind of chronic pain?