dental disaster averted

My tooth is saved! Sort of… turns out the toothache I’ve been experiencing on and off for the last few months (but mostly on for the last week) is being caused by night grinding/jaw clenching. I was having nightmare visions of root canals and dead nerves hidden behind my not-so-pearly off-whites (must admit, my tea/coffee habit is not conducive to a Hollywood smile). Only disaster was nearly being choked to death by the runny cement that the dental assistant inserted a little too vigorously when making the impression for my night guard. I always feel a slight panic when I go to the dentist, imagine will be told that I have to have all my teeth pulled 😦 . Hellish thought.