Apparently, a botched root canal job more than twenty years ago has led to an abscessed tooth today.
Now there was an infection(?) that resulted in an encysted(?) bubble that was readily noticeable to the touch for years. Since it didn’t cause any problems and never seemed to change, it fell very far down the priority list. That stayed that way for years and years.
Yet, suddenly, in the past few days the infection has started to spread. Immense swelling an pain and exceptionally foul weepage have ensued.
I’m under a dentist’s car and will be seeing an endodontist shortly. I’m not looking fort very valuable medical advice [:dubious:]that can be garnered via the internets - I have local professionals being paid very well to do that already.
What I’m looking for are probable theories as to why it decided to act up now.
There’s not an undue amount of stress in my life atm - certainly there have been many more stressful periods in my life. My nutrition is the same as ever - I eat a wide variety of foods and take the occasional multi-vit.
Is there any rhyme or reason for why it would have flared up now as opposed to any of the years in the previous decades?
Or should I be asking why it took so damn long to act up?