I think I have to give in and admit that I do actually have tooth-ache somewhere (maybe teeth-ache - oh god I hope not!!!) and should find myself a dentist who can poke me and make me hurt.
Now I've not been to a Dentist in years (and boy, do I mean 'years' here). It's not that I dislike dentists as such. It's that I have a complete phobia over 'needles' that said dentists will probably use on me.
I've never had an injection in the mouth from the dentist. When I was a kid and a teenager I was never offered one and just let them do the drilling as I clenched the side of the chair. Strangely that scared me less than actually having an injection. Admittedly most of the fillings I had were very minor so I probably didn't need an injection as such.
Anyway, the time has come. I have to find a dentist. They will almost certainly need to drill and I will almost certainly need to have an injection (unless I can convince them to gas me...).
Part one starts on Monday when I try and find myself a dentist. Dom has suggested his in east Finchley which is apparently very good and didn't hurt him. So I'll start there.
Until then I'm taking pain killers and hoping it turns out to be something else (lying to myself here - I know it's not going to be anything else...). Sin - if you do find the telephone number for that hypnotherapist please can you send it my way ASAP as I need to get over my needle phobia sharpish!!! Thank you :)
If anyone knows anything else that will kill/dull the pain by rubbing it over the general area please let me know (along with contact details of the place/person I can get it from). You can text/email with the details if you don't want to leave them here...
Legal options are preferrable :p