I've been struggling with a very painful toothache over the weekend and finally on Tuesday, after the long bank holiday weekend, got to see a dentist. As suspected there was nothing they can do without me first having a course of antibiotics!
Not just your regular antibiotics but the ones where you mustn't have any alcohol. I know this because the dentist told me, the pharmacist told me, the pharmacist's assistant told me and my wife told me.
So, a five day course plus no alcohol for two days after will mean a whole week on the wagon.
I cannot remember the last time I had to do that!