I decided last weekend that I was going to eat healthier. Instead of eating junk at work, I packed fruit and veggies. I was eating carrots and my tooth started hurting. (I have a missing tooth near the back on the top) Monday my whole side of my face, ear, nose is hurting. Call the dentist. Can't get in until next day. By Tuesday I am really swollen and in severe pain. I couldn't handle the pain. I was trying to think what was worse, child birth or this! Dentist says both teeth - in front of the missing tooth and behind it were fractured below the gum line. Had to be removed surgically. I asked for a shot to numb the pain. He told me that whole area is so infected and so much pain the shot wouldn't work. Gave me vicoden and said to take Advil with it. Also antibiotic. 48 hours later the pain was at a level that I could go 6 - 8 hours without vicoden, working mostly with advil. Friday was the surgery. I now lost three teeth on the same side. Because of Carrots. I do not drink milk. Menopause really playing a number on me. I take caltrate when I remember to. And they want over $1200 out of my pocket for a partial. That is AFTER insurance. Guess I won't be getting that. My jaw is still sore, but nothing like it was. When I got home I was groggy. Took pain medications and was just dozing off. I remember the phone ringing. That's about it. Then last night difficult child was talking about the Dean of students called and talked to me. I said She did? difficult child said yeah, don't you remember? Not a word. I don't remember a word.