June 28th, 2009

Hungry snail!

Mouth update....

Remember that gum infection last week?
It advanced to throbbing face pain which spread and diffused around the left side of my face during the week. Now it's gone entirely - no more achy skin, sore gum or weird pains.
The rigorous mouth care I've been giving myself's worked. =)

The weirdest thing is - my cheek opposite the site of the gum infection has a crack in it. About 8mm's long, then a 5 mm gap, then another 4mm's. Inside the crack is white cheek skin, the kind you get when you've cut your cheek with some crisps or something, I had a poke around and it bleeds really easily. I rubbed salt, and then Listerine on it to make sure I don't introduce any bacteria.

I wonder, could this have been a secondary infection site? It's been an aggressive little bug if it is. Like someone said earlier in the week - it may even have caused that headache too!

Fascinating stuff! (I don't worry about stuff like this unless there's a hole in my cheek.)