This is a very brief post due to feeling a little unwell, and being distracted by my two lovely grandsons.
Flight from Istanbul to Heathrow was fine, although my teeth/gums became gradually worse until my whole mouth was throbbing with pain.
Fortunately have a friend who works for a local dentist. Phoned her early this morning and she managed to get one of the dentists to see me. Not easy to do nowadays because I'm now considered a foreigner when I visit!
Abscess below bottom two front teeth...infection spread throughout the gums. 7 injections to anaesthetise so that abscess could be debrided and teeth and gums cleaned up as much as possible. Strong antibiotics given, plus mouthwash, plus painkillers. Pain should subside in couple of days, and antibiotics finished in 5 days.
No alcohol of course...and no smoking (yes Maggie you are absolutely right smoking does the teeth and gums no good at all)
The boys are happy to see me but both have nasty cold/coughs, so we're a bit of a poorly household.
But they distract me and help to make me forget about my teeth. I am looking after them this afternoon while their Mum and Dad do some shopping.
Back when I have some more time.