Looks like I’m going to have a dental procedure (kind of a root canal) tomorrow morning at 10:30, and then another after that. The long and short of it is that the nerve in one of my back teeth in my jaw is dying or dead, and the tooth itself is cracked and infected. A root canal and a cap may do the trick, or they may decide the tooth cannot be saved and just pull it. I’m not sure if or how long I’ll be out of it, and then I’ll need to schedule another procedure (I hope for this week).
The pain is intermittent and can be extremely intense. Frankly, it made me cry this morning. Very sensitive to hot and cold, as well as when I bite down. I’m going to get on penicillin to address the infection.
Thanks a lot for your prayers!
About Stan Guthrie
Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers.
Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's Tell Me More, WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio's New Day Florida. A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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