It's been an interesting couple of days here on the ranch. Stephanie developed a tooth ache a few days ago that got progressively worse. She was alternating advil and tylenol every two hours but nothing was really working. She got in to see a dentist yesterday who didn't do much to help. They took x-rays and rooted around in the tooth enough to find out that she has infection and decay underneath an already root-canaled and crowned tooth. (#15 - molar - if you are playing along at home). I wasn't there, but Steph made it sound like the dentist actually pulled the crown back, looked, and then put it back on (not sure if that's possible). The dentist clearly was not sure of the diagnosis, so she gave Steph a script for penicillin and vikes and sent her to an endodintist. Next Wednesday (not gonna work).
Vikes don't really work for Steph, so she literally writhed in pain all night last night. This morning, I called the dentist to tell them we need a new plan. We want the tooth out, not fixed. Evidently, the dentist doesn't pull molars, so we now have an appointment at an oral surgeon at 2:15 today. I will be going with her to make sure the doctor gets the job done. Stay tuned.