It didn't hurt, it was just uncomfortable. It was also awkward, every time I ate something I'd have to have a rummage around with a toothpick afterwards, getting all of the food out of the hole. I rang the dentist and explained what had happened, they said that they didn't have any earlier appointments, and that they'd only consider me 'an emergency' when I was experiencing pain or swelling. I had considered asking someone to punch me in the face, but thought better of it. I was told that I could call them each morning to see if there were any cancellations. I decided that this was my best option.
By September, the hole was still there, and I hand't managed to get a cancelled appointment. I was due to go on holiday to Spain in a few weeks time, and decided that I actually wanted them to do something temporary until I got back.