I had to have a tooth – that has been giving me gyp for three years and finally crumbled on Sunday – extracted today. It took an hour to get most of it out. The dentist said the remaining piece might eventually find its own way out – and she looked fairly traumatised by the end of the whole experience. As was I. Anyway I’m now in great pain and – literally – spitting blood. So what’s the best way forward? A bridge? An implant (expensive)? Or just live with it and look like Shane McGowan? By the way, it’s (was) about half way back on the top row.