It’s been a few weeks since I posted a blog. The main reason for the absence is that I’ve been suffering from cold, coughs and the like and generally feeling under the weather for a while. To top it all, I had to have a baby tooth removed at the dentist yesterday. I am in my 40s, and the dentist discovered this baby tooth a very short time ago. I don’t know why it hasn’t been spotted before, and at my last visit the dentist decided it was breaking up and had to come out. So I went along yesterday evening for what I was hoping was going to be a quick extraction. Except only half the tooth came out and the root was as stubborn as hell. The dentist got a variety of forceps and tried to prize the root out. It felt like he was boring into my skull at times and after 10 minutes, I started to panic a bit. Anyway, he continued his pulling for a while longer and eventually the difficult root did come out. I got up from the chair feeling pretty rough and paid the receptionist handsomely for the privilege. With a sore mouth today, I do worry about how dentists can say and do pretty much anything to our mouths and we wouldn’t know whether the treatment was needed or not.