I was awake most of the night; the gums around the extracted molar were swollen up and painful. In the morning I called the dentist to see if I should start taking the antibiotics he'd prescribed 'just in case'. He asked me some questions about the state of the gums and then told me to get hydrogen peroxide 3% and chlorhexidine. I have to use the hydrogen peroxide with a piece of gauze and hold it three times a day for three minutes on the swollen spot. The chlorhexidine is used as an antiseptic mouthwash since I can't brush my teeth.
After using the first gauze with hydrogen peroxide, the swelling broke. It tasted like roadkill stewed in rat's piss… Definitely something not right there. I have to continue the gauze and mouthwash ritual for three days to kill all the dental daemons. The dentist also told me to come and see him on Monday. I think it is a complot to prevent me from getting the new website online. I told him Monday was out of the question. I now have an appointment on Tuesday, in his (and mine!) lunch break.
I worked from home, it being easier to do all the dental rituals here. I only left the house to get the stuff at the chemist's. No photos today, I'm afraid.